Lucent Technologies and Foundry Networks test Lucent optical system with Foundry's Internet router

Feb. 7, 2001
Lucent Technologies and Foundry Networks, Inc., a performance and total solutions provider for end-to-end switching and routing solutions, announced successful testing of the Lucent WaveStar OLS 400G, an 80-channel optical networking system, with Foundry's high-performance NetIron Internet router through Gigabit Ethernet and OC-48 Packet Over SONET/SDH interfaces.

Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) and Foundry Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: FDRY), a performance and total solutions provider for end-to-end switching and routing solutions, announced successful testing of the Lucent WaveStar OLS 400G, an 80-channel optical networking system, with Foundry's high-performance NetIron Internet router through Gigabit Ethernet and OC-48 Packet Over SONET/SDH interfaces.

Lucent also announced it has successfully tested the WaveStar OLS 40G, its 16-channel optical networking system, with Foundry's NetIron Internet router. The solution is part of Lucent's array of offerings for MAN service providers.

The Lucent WaveStar OLS 400G is a high-capacity DWDM system that can transmit up to 400 Gb/s on a single fiber. DWDM technology provides enormous capacity by simultaneously transmitting multiple wavelengths across a single fiber strand, with each color carrying a distinct stream of information.

Working together, these systems create a price/performance bridge between the developing use of Gigabit Ethernet and SONET in metropolitan area networks (MANs) and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) optical transport in the core network.

Foundry's NetIron Internet router product line delivers up to 480 gigabits per second (Gb/s) of switching capacity and is aimed specifically at satisfying the bandwidth requirements of network service providers. Based on Foundry's IronCore architecture and IronWare software platform, the NetIron Internet router delivers up to 172,000,000 packets per second (pps) per chassis for reliable packet delivery. Foundry's NetIron Internet routers offer a variety of high-speed optical and electrical network interfaces including OC-3c, OC-12c, and OC-48cUPacket Over SONET/SDH, OC-3UATM, and Gigabit to 10I Gigabit Ethernet.

Lucent will enhance its offering with subscriber management software that provides provisioning and billing for services that customers provide across Metro-Core solutions. And Lucent Worldwide Services will continue to help service providers design, build, manage, and monitor networks.

About Lucent Technologies:

Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., designs and delivers systems, software, silicon and services for next-generation communications networks for service providers and enterprises. For more information visit www.lucent.com.

About Foundry Networks:

Foundry Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: FDRY) is a performance and solutions provider for end-to-end switching and routing including Internet routers, Layer 2/3ELAN switches, and Layer 4-7 Internet traffic and content delivery switches. For more information, visit www.foundrynetworks.com.

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