Alestra boosts data transmission capacity to 400Gbps

6 May 2014

Mexico’s Alestra claims to have become the first telco in Latin America to have expanded the data transmission capacity of its broadband network to 400Gbps, using hardware provided by French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent. Having deployed Alca-Lu’s 1830 Photonic Service Switch, the telco claims the technology allows it to offer ‘unparalleled capacity’, and has said its network can now carry the equivalent of six million telephone calls and 50,000 high-definition videos simultaneously.

Mexico, Alestra,


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate


Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.