Monday, July 20, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent's LGS Supplies Optics for U.S. Army in Germany

LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, has completed the European Dense Wave Division Multiplexed -- Optical Transport Network (DWDM-OTN) for the U.S. Army. This project, valued at more than $35 million, caps off a three and a half year effort to design, deploy and system test an installation information infrastructure in Europe that will link the forward-deployed soldiers to worldwide Command and Control (C2) and information systems.

The DWDM-OTN Network project, awarded in the spring of 2006, consists of three DWDM rings spanning some 2,100 kilometers connecting 15 access locations supporting Army installations throughout Germany, Italy and Belgium. The U.S. Army selected the Alcatel-Lucent Metropolis Wavelength Services Manager (WSM) for implementing the rings which can provide up to forty 10 Gbps (gigabits per second) of transmission capacity each.