Tuesday, June 24, 2008

U.S. Defense Information System Agency Selects Alcatel-Lucent's WiMAX

The U.S. Defense Information System Agency (DISA) has chosen Alcatel-Lucent's WiMAX platform for a project that aims to demonstrate potential war fighting applications and the usefulness of a hybrid communications architecture. The project will combine emerging standards-based, COTS (commercial off-the-shelf), satellite communications and wireless technology to extend global, wideband communications and services in a mobile tactical environment.

The system will be supplied by LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent dedicated to serving the U.S. government community. Through LGS, Alcatel-Lucent will provide a turnkey WiMAX radio access network that includes a WiMAX base station, WiMAX Access Controller, and WiMAX Operation and Maintenance Center that will support the latest WiMAX standard, 802.16e-2005 (Rev-e). Financial terms were not disclosed.

The next phase of the project will include live demonstrations in the field and over-the-air transmission verification of further interoperability testing to validate the equipment capabilities and any unforeseen limitations.http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/