Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Lucent Selected for DoD's European Optical Project

Lucent Technologies was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army to implement its European Dense Wave Division Multiplex Optical Transport Network (DWDM-OTN) project. Under the firm fixed-price indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, valued at up to $94 million, the Lucent team will provide network integration services and optical equipment and software to create a multi-country U.S. Army high-speed optical transport network. The contract has a two-year base period with three additional one-year option periods.

Lucent said the DWDM-OTN project includes the planning and deployment of multiple protected DWDM rings in Germany along with additional DWDM rings for a number of other sites in Europe including the BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) region and Italy. The deployments will use Lucent's Metropolis Wavelength Services Manager (WSM), which supports up to 40 protected wavelengths. The U.S. Army will also be deploying the Metropolis WSM ROADM.


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