Tuesday, May 22, 2007

New Zealand's National Electricity Grid Deploys Alcatel-Lucent

Transpower, which owns and operates New Zealand's high-voltage electricity transmission network, selected Alcatel-Lucent to deliver, operate and maintain a new IP-based private communications network connecting 192 sites across New Zealand. Financial terms were not disclosed.

As part of the proposed five-year contract, Alcatel-Lucent will be responsible for Transpower's overall life cycle management including project management, network design and integration, procurement, deployment, operations, and maintenance of the multivendor network. The architecture will be based on Alcatel-Lucent's service routing and optical networking portfolios including the 7710 SR, 5620 Service Aware manager and Optical Multi-Service Node systems. http://www.alcatel-lucent.com

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