Thursday, April 27, 2006

U.S. Bancorp First to Deploy Lucent RPR Metro Optical Card

U.S. Bancorp will deploy Lucent Technologies' Metropolis DMX portfolio of metro optical networking products and VitalSuite Integrated Network Controller software, to create a high-capacity, fully redundant carrier grade backbone network in five cities. The project market the first deployment of Lucent's standards-based Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) card, which enables service providers to double the amount of bandwidth on their network by using both sides of rings for transporting traffic. The RPR card also supports fast restoration of packet traffic in the event of a network failure, offering exceptional reliability.

Lucent Worldwide Services will provide professional services, including engineering, network integration, testing, and program management for the project. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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