Thursday, May 3, 2007

Alcatel-Lucent to Build Fiber Overlay on Electrical Grid for France's RTE

RTE, the French public power transmission network operator, awarded a contract to Alcatel-Lucent to deploy an additional several-thousand-kilometer fiber-optic network on its high-voltage transmission grid. ROSE 7 (Réseau Optique de SEcurité, or Optical Security Network) is the continuation of a project that began in 2004 with a 500 Km pilot project in Brittany which has grown to over 5,000 km. The agreement includes project management, engineering, supply, network installation and commissioning, as well as maintenance for the majority of the network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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