Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent Supplies IP/MPLS to Washington Gas

Washington Gas, which is a utility company serving Washington, D.C., has selected Alcatel-Lucent's IP/MPLS solution for its new communications backbone.

The new network will support mission-critical utility applications and data requirements throughout Washington Gas' service territory. For example, this new high-speed network will be able to monitor the company's 12,200 miles of pipeline, checking for any disruptions and alerting management immediately. The network also will enable Washington Gas to continue to evolve its internal data networks to ensure customers natural gas delivery when they need it, at the most economical price and highest reliability possible, while reducing its carbon footprint.