Alcatel-Lucent is to upgrade and expand the Greek incumbent's optical infrastructure as part of projects worth more than â‚¬12 million commissioned by the operator, the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE SA). In a statement, Alcatel-Lucent said its optical solutions are being implemented to support OTE's programme to extend high speed services into major urban and regional areas.
Alcatel-Lucent has undertaken the upgrade of OTE's optical backbone routes, which are based on the company's synchronous digital hierarchy (NG-SDH) platform and use dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technologies. They include the submarine link between Bari in Italy and the Greek island Corfu. Alcatel-Lucent will roll out new optical multi-service rings throughout Greece.
The Alcatel-Lucent solution is based on its 1626 Light Manager (LM), 1678 Metro Core Connect (MCC) and Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems. The company will also provide a range of network integration and support services, including installation and commissioning, maintenance and training.