Lucent Technologies announced that Verizon Communications, the national telecommunications company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, has chosen Lucent to provide optical networking technology to meet the growing demand for bandwidth in Verizon's New York metropolitan area designated as the 132 LATA. The agreement includes deployment of Lucent's WaveStar TDM 2.5G optical carrier level 48 (OC-48) solution in the New York metropolitan area and will enable Verizon to efficiently transport voice and data services over fiber-optic lines. This new generation transport system can transmit 2.5 gigabits per second (Gb/s) across a single fiber.
As part of Verizon's plan to evolve its optical networking architecture, it began deployment of Lucent's WaveStar OLS 40G Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) system in the former Bell Atlantic service area last year. The 40G enables Verizon to carry more traffic over existing fiber for greater economy and efficiency. The deployment of the WaveStar TDM 2.5G expands Verizon's strategy to deploy optical technology.
In addition to the WaveStar TDM 2.5G, the deployment will include Lucent's DDM-2000, OC-3 and OC-12 SONET multiplexers that enables Verizon to offer a full portfolio of services. Also, Lucent's Worldwide Services organization will be responsible for the engineering and installation of both the WaveStar TDM 2.5G and the DDM-2000 solution in Verizon's 132 LATA deployment area.
About Lucent Technologies:
Lucent Technologies, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, designs and delivers systems, software, silicon and services for communications networks for service providers and enterprises. Backed by the research and development of Bell Labs, Lucent focuses on high-growth areas such as broadband and mobile Internet infrastructure; communications software; communications semiconductors and optoelectronics; Web-based enterprise solutions that link private and public networks, and professional network design and consulting services.