Alcatel-Lucent to Upgrade Belgacom's Video, Cloud and Multimedia Services with Internet Core Router
Feb 21, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Alcatel-Lucent and Belgacom announced plans to expand its network infrastructure as it continues to address the exponential growth in bandwidth demand driven by demand from customers, businesses, data centers and content platforms.
According to a release, Belgium is home to a large number of international organizations, including the European Commission. In deploying Alcatel-Lucent's Extensible Routing System (XRS), Belgacom will be better able to handle the data demand created by such institutions as well as residential customers, making use of significantly more capacity to meet current and future bandwidth demands being driven by video, cloud-based applications and immersive multimedia delivered across an array of increasingly capable devices.
The XRS system also takes up less physical space and consumes less power than alternative routers, delivering cost and efficiency benefits to operators like Belgacom.
Core routers direct data traffic at the heart of the Internet network and determine the speed at which 'packets' of data are delivered. Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS router lowers operational complexity and deployment risks for service providers while providing an immediate boost to the IP core.
Johan Luystermans, Vice President Network Engineering & Operations, Belgacom said: "Thanks to the XRS, our customers will be able to watch more videos in more places, play more sophisticated video games, perform more transactions, share more data and overall do all the things they depend upon the Internet to do but now at greater speeds and with more reliability than was ever possible before."
Luis Martinez Amago, President of Alcatel-Lucent's EMEA region, said: "The XRS is a truly groundbreaking innovation, capable of reinventing the very heart of the Internet. It will benefit Belgacom significantly in both meeting the needs of home and institutional customers, and in lowering the operational cost of running an IP network, while at the same time reinforcing our long-term relationship and cooperation in bringing innovations to market that improve the experience of consumers."
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