We are pleased to work with ARSAT on this important project to provide our leading Agile Optical Networking 100G technology which offers a flexible, cost effective solution for the transportation of high-bandwidth data.
Release date- 23052013 - Buenos Aires - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Argentinean state-owned telecommunications provider, ARSAT, are taking the first steps in the deployment of a nationwide 100 gigabit per second (100G) fiber optic network that will enable high capacity data communications over two routes - one between the capital, Buenos Aires in the east and Mendoza in the west, and a second connecting Rio Gallegos and Ushuaia in the south, crossing the Magellan Strait.
The networks, announced by the government in 2010, are being deployed by ARSAT.
ARSAT, with headquarters in Buenos Aires, acting as Main Contractor and leading the GEO communication satellite development in Argentina, is using a similar industrial organization with INVAP, the Rio Negro Province high-tech powerhouse located in San Carlos de Bariloche, acting as Prime Constructor, teaming with Thales Alenia Space in continuity of the successful partnership already took in place on ARSAT-1 and ARSAT-2 both operational in orbit.
We are delighted with this great opportunity to deepen the strategic relation with both Argentina s Satellite manufacturer ARSAT, and INVAP to continue the close industrial cooperation initiated on ARSAT-1.
Currently holding Argentine orbital slots 81 degrees West and 72 degrees West, ARSAT
is providing service to customers using satellite capacity obtained through strategic and commercial agreements with global operators.