Alcatel-Lucent, is helping Telenet, Belgium's leading cable broadband provider, meet the ever-expanding video and data demands of its customers - as well as preparing for future increases in demand, by deploying the world's most powerful IP (Internet Protocol) Core Router, the 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS). Core routers direct the data traffic at the heart of a network, handling Terabits of data per second. The Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS provides up to five times the capacity of other core routers on the market, enabling operators like Telenet to meet the demands of bandwidth-hungry video, cloud and high-speed wireless services and applications. At the same time, the system consumes 66% less energy than other core routers available today, supporting Telenet's commitment to reduce its ecological footprint.
Telenet is the leading cable operator in Belgium, and the first multi-system operator (MSO) in Europe to deploy the groundbreaking Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS core router.
The XRS is a key element in The Shift Plan, Alcatel-Lucent's industrial strategy to become a specialist vendor of IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access. Bert Pelgrims, Manager Network & Data Services Engineering, said: "We chose Alcatel-Lucent because the 7950 XRS is field-proven to provide the experiences our customers have come to expect and deserve.' Luis Martinez Amago, President Europe, Middle East and Africa of Alcatel-Lucent, said: "We have a long-standing relationship with Telenet when it comes to our IP routers. Telenet was the first customer worldwide to deploy our ground-breaking 7750 Service Router and it is once again placing trust and confidence in our innovative technology by deploying our core routing system to increase the capacity of their network.'