AB Lietuvos Telekomas deploys Alcatel's SDH systems

November 22, 2002--Earlier this week, Alcatel and AB Lietuvos Telekomas announced the successful completion of the first phase of an expansion project covering the deployment of new data-aware metropolitan rings in Lithuania.

Nov 22nd, 2002

November 22, 2002--Earlier this week, Alcatel (www.alcatel.com) and AB Lietuvos Telekomas announced the successful completion of the first phase of an expansion project covering the deployment of new data-aware metropolitan rings in Lithuania. Leveraging Alcatel's SDH technology, the project will allow AB Lietuvos Telekomas to meet Lithuanian business and residential users' growing requirements for broadband services, such as Fast Ethernet and business application services, as well as to efficiently support ADSL traffic.

A three-year frame agreement signed in July 2002 calls for the implementation of Alcatel's Optical Multi-Service Node (OMSN) systems that are designed to address the transmission needs of both regional and metropolitan applications. Under the first phase, Alcatel has built up an SDH metro ring already carrying services in Vilnius, the country's capital. To provide interconnection with the existing national infrastructure, Alcatel will also supply its SDH multi-service crossconnect, the Alcatel 1641 SX.

The combined implementation will provide AB Lietuvos Telkomas with a scalable 2.5-Gbit/sec transmission network. Alcatel also will supply its integrated end-to-end network management solution.

AB Lietuvos Telekomas is the largest telecommunications service company in Lithuania. Main areas of the company's activity include fixed telephony services, network and data communication services, Internet-related services, provision of wholesale services to other telecommunications operators and service providers, as well as sales and maintenance of telecommunications equipment.

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