) and SaskTel, a Saskatchewan, Canada-based communications
service provider, have successfully completed a fiber-optic data
transmission trial that can enable data delivery at a speed of up
to 400G. The network used for this trial was originally meant for
10G data traffic.
The trial was taken on a live network over a distance of 250km
between Saskatoon and Regina, the latter being provincial capital
of Saskatchewan. The trial was based on Alcatel-Lucent's 1830
photonic services switch platform, which is capable of being
deployed along with the various existing networks ranging from
10G to 100G.
The electro-optic chip, 400G Photonic service engine that was
used in the trial can carry traffic up to 400 Gigabytes per
second, accelerating the network speed by four times while
delivering optimum performance.
SaskTel was one of the first service providers to offer
Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services with high speed broadband
access. In 2011, SaskTel had declared a 7-year project to provide
its subscribers with FTTH services. This trial is expected to
address the increasing demand for high speed broadband.
The trial can give a competitive edge to SaskTel in the
broadband business. By using Alcatel-Lucent's technology, Sasktel
can offer a 100G data transmission to its clients on an immediate
basis while increasing the speed to 400G going forward. The
technology can use SaskTel's existing network efficiently,
thereby reducing the company's investment expenditure. SaskTel's
wide customer base, including government and private industries,
will be the key beneficiaries of this technology.
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