The test proves that greater amounts of data can be sent in a blink of an eye.
Conducted on a 410 km link between the BT Tower in central London and BT’s Adstral Park in Ipswich, the test made use of existing fiber cables already installed in much of the United Kingdom and other parts of the world.
Statement from alcatel-lucent.com:
Neil J. McRae, Chief Network Architect at BT said:
“Investing for the future is core to BT’s strategy and this outstanding achievement demonstrates that BT can easily introduce new features and technologies across our core network maximizing the efficiency of our existing infrastructure. Working with Alcatel-Lucent on this trial has been highly productive in demonstrating the viability of an alien wavelength approach”
Dr Tim Whitley, BT’s MD of Research and Innovation said:
“BThas alonghistory of leading innovation in telecommunications, from the earliest days of the electric telegraph to today’s global fiber networks.These trials continue that tradition,as weworkwithAlcatel-Lucentto push the boundaries of fiber technology,allowing us tosupport the ever increasing bandwidth required by our customers, and deliver new and exciting services which rely on fast, data-hungry applications”
Cormac Whelan, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent UK & Ireland said:
“As part of our long-standing relationship, BT and Alcatel-Lucent continue to work together to use innovation from Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent and BT Research and Development to move the industry forward and meet the ever evolving needs of the marketplace. These trials represent another step forwards by BT and Alcatel-Lucent in this continual evolution”[Source]
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