Tiscali Selects ALU for 100G Deployment

Italy’s leading telecommunications company Tiscali has selected Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a 100G terrestrial optical backbone infrastructure and upgrade of their existing submarine links.

Alcatel-Lucent’s new agile optical networking solution, using its 1830 Photonic Service Switch platform will allow Tiscali to increase both data capacity and data transmission speeds in response to growing demand for high-bandwidth, video and Internet services from existing business customers and consumer, as well as its new public administration customers.

Tiscali S.p.A. is one of the leading alternative telecommunications companies in Italy. Tiscali provides its private and business customers with a vast range of services: Internet access through dial-up and ADSL, as well as voice, VoIP, media, and added-value services and other technologically advanced products. Tiscali reported around 578300 active customers, of which 466700  were ADSL customers and over 99800 are mobile customers.

The new infrastructure will support Tiscali’s contribution to Italy meeting the targets of its Digital Growth initiative, including upgrading digital connectivity for public institutions such as schools and hospitals.

Alcatel-Lucent will also upgrade two submarine cable links between Olbia in Sardinia and Civitavecchia, on the Italian peninsula, and between Cagliari in Sardinia and Mazara del Vallo in Sicily. The project is scheduled for completion by October 2015.

The deployment will allow Tiscali to increase capacity to improve service delivery and reduce congestion – ensuring the highest level of experience for its customers.

Alcatel-Lucent is deploying its Agile optical networking DWDM solution with integrated optical transport network (OTN) switching, using its leading 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) family. The existing unrepeatered submarine links based on the Alcatel-Lucent 1621 Submarine Link Extender (SLE) will be upgraded with 100G technology.

The Alcatel-Lucent 1350 Optical Management System (OMS) will provide a common management platform, centralizing multiple functions in one unified system.


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