10 June 2003 Beijing and Seoul Lightwave--Lucent Technologies announced a pair of orders from Asian carriers. One award covers equipment for an optical network in the suburbs of Beijing. The other calls for the delivery of optical line systems for use in several Korean cities.
In China, Lucent received an award for optical networking equipment "worth tens of millions of US dollars" from Beijing Communication Corp. (BCC), a subsidiary of China Netcom. Under the term of contract, Lucent will deploy a variety of systems and software products, including the Metropolis ADM MultiService Mux, WaveStar ADM16/1, Navis Optical Dynamic Network Analyzer (DNA), Navis Optical Network Mangement System, and WaveStar ITM-SC to construct 10-Gbit/sec optical rings for BCC.
According to Jason Chi, president and chairman of Lucent China, "This will help BCC build an extendible and scalable optical ring that will meet their future business growth needs, and provide the reliability and capability required for network migration."
The contract marks the first win for the Metropolis ADM in Beijing. The ADM serves as an integrated Ethernet-over-SDH multiplexer, enabling service providers to migrate from existing TDM networks to data-aware packet networks.
In Korea, Lucent will supply optical line systems to Hanaro Telecom, one of South Korea's largest broadband service providers, for its nationwide backbone upgrade. Lucent will deliver and deploy WaveStar OLS 1.6T systems in major metropolitan areas including Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, and Gwangju by the end of August.
"As high-speed data services grow and premium-level services are added, it is important that we have the flexibility to accommodate this growth," said Jin-ha Kim, executive vice president of Networking Facilities Division, Hanaro Telecom. "Lucent's optical line systems will enable us to leverage our existing networks and provide premium-level data services with high-quality to subscribers. The systems also help make our network operations easier and more efficient."
The WaveStar OLS 1.6T system is ahigh-capacity DWDM system that offers up to 160 10-Gbit/sec wavelengths for a total capacity of 1.6 Tbits/sec on one fiber.