Ucom and Alcatel-Lucent deploy 100G network in Armenia

29 August 2014 |


Armenia’s Ucom has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent for the upgrade of its national infrastructure, using the French vendor’s 100G optical transport network (OTN) solution.

Alcatel-Lucent will upgrade Ucom’s existing infrastructure in Armenia to an IP-optical and fully converged network, expected to be the first in the country to offer transmission speeds of up to 100G.

“As we demonstrated by being the first company in Armenia to offer FTTH, Ucom is dedicated to staying at the forefront of communications technology advancement in our country,” said Hayk Yesayan, general director of Ucom Armenia. “Alcatel-Lucent was able to demonstrate that they had the best solution to meet the growing bandwidth demands of our customers.”

The upgrade is expected to address this traffic growth across the country, and enable faster and more cost-effective deployment of services to customers demanding increased bandwidth for new devices, applications and use of the cloud.

“Once deployed, Ucom can move to a single converged network, capable of cost-effectively and efficiently offering new services at 100 gigabit and beyond in a way that maximizes available network resources,” said Alexey Khakhlyuk, head of Alcatel-Lucent Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia.

“And it will address the explosion of bandwidth hungry devices and applications that are driving demand for network capacity,” he added.