Telenet opts for Alcatel-Lucent’s IP core router 7950 XRS

Telenet has become the Europe’s first cable operator to use Alcatel-Lucent’s IP core router 7950 XRS to support ever-increasing demand for video and data, while reducing energy footprint at the same time.

Alcatel-Lucent is helping Telenet, Belgium’s leading cable broadband provider, meet the ever-expanding video and data demands of its customers as well as preparing for future increases in demand by deploying the world’s most powerful IP (Internet Protocol) Core Router, the 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS).

The Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS provides up to five times the capacity of other core routers on the market, enabling operators like Telenet to meet the demands of bandwidth-hungry video, cloud and high-speed wireless services and applications. At the same time, the system consumes 66 percent less energy than other core routers available today, supporting Telenet’s commitment to reduce its ecological footprint.

The 7950 XRS will prepare Telenet for the next decade of demand-growth from both residential and enterprise customers, supporting the explosion of video traffic created by high definition content, on-demand viewing and multi-screen delivery the widespread use of smart-phones and tablets, and the rapid adoption of ‘cloud’ applications.

The system delivers significant operational cost savings by reducing requirements for physical footprint and power consumption, requiring only a single watt to switch a Gigabit per second worth of traffic. Featuring an extremely efficient thermal design to for cooling, the XRS can save reduce footprint and power costs by 50 percent over a five-year period of network growth.

Bert Pelgrims, manager Network & Data Services Engineering, Telenet said, “Our customers are looking for high-quality experiences that are personalized, instantaneously shared and can be virtually stored and conveniently accessed anytime, anywhere and on any device. To do this we knew we needed a core network that could handle the massively increasing load from bandwidth hungry services and applications being used by our customers.”

Luis Martinez Amago, president Europe, Middle East and Africa of Alcatel-Lucent said, “We have a long-standing relationship with Telenet when it comes to our IP routers. Telenet was the first customer worldwide to deploy our ground-breaking 7750 service router and it is once again placing trust and confidence in our innovative technology by deploying our core routing system to increase the capacity of their network.”

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