Ucom deploys 100G optical transport network

Armenia’s Ucom is upgrading its national infrastructure with the deployment of the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) as the key element of its 100G WDM/Optical Transport Network (OTN) solution.

Ucom’s new IP-Optical converged network is the first in the country to offer transmission speeds of up to 100G. It will address traffic growth across Armenia and enable faster and less expensive deployment of new services to meet demand from residential and business customers for increased bandwidth for new devices, applications and use of the cloud.

Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) converged WDM/OTN/Packet based-platform together with its 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) to optimize network capacity and efficiency to support bandwidth-hungrycloud-based services.

Alcatel-Lucent will also deliver design, professional services, installation and commissioning services with deployment scheduled to take place between August and November 2014.

Hayk Yesayan, general director, Ucom Armenia said, “As we demonstrated by being the first company in Armenia to offer FTTH, Ucom is dedicated to staying at the forefront of communications technology advancement in our country.  Alcatel-Lucent was able to demonstrate that they had the best solution to meet the growing bandwidth demands of our customers. We look forward to future joint projects with Alcatel-Lucent.”

Alexey Khakhlyuk, head, Alcatel-Lucent in Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia said, “This OTN upgrade is our first project with Ucom. Once deployed Ucom can move to a single converged network capable of cost-effectively and efficiently offering new services at 100 gigabit and beyond in a way that maximizes available network resources. And it will address the explosion of bandwidth hungry devices and applications that are driving demand for network capacity.”

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