Bell Deploys Nokia’s XRS to Support Terabit-Speed Metro Network

by Istvan Fekete on February 1, 2016

bell-officeCanada’s third-largest telecom operator has announced that it has deployed Nokia’s most powerful IP core network router, the 7950 XRS (Extensible Routing System), to support spiking demand for digital content across its wireline and wireless networks.

The deal was won by Alcatel-Lucent, now a subsidiary of Nokia, following the acquisition of the company. The 7950 XRS delivers highly scalable and reliable transport and access technology that will enable Bell’s customers to share and access video, multimedia, and other data faster than ever before. Also, the 7950 XRS can handle multiple terabits of data per second to gigabit-connected homes and cloud-connected enterprise.

What makes 7950 XRS the perfect fit is its ability to deliver 32 terabits per second switching capacity. The hardware supports Bell’s massive Gigabit Fibe Internet infrastructure project, which currently delivers fast Internet service to approximately 2 million homes in Ontario, Québec, and the Atlantic provinces.

James Gilmore, Vice President of Wireline Technology and Engineering for Bell Canada, said: “Nokia’s 7950 XRS core router aligns with Bell’s strategy to lead investment and innovation in Canada’s broadband network infrastructure, providing us with the network capacity, scalability and efficiency to continue delivering world-leading network performance to our consumer and business customers.”

Timing for the development is right for Bell as it ramps up consumer and business wireline and wireless services such as Fibe TV and Internet, wireless and data centre services.

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Written by: Istvan Fekete. www.digitcom.ca. Follow TheTelecomBlog.com by: RSS, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.

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