12 August 2003 San Jose, Costa Rica Lightwave--Lucent Technologies today announced that Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the sole telecommunications provider in Costa Rica, will deploy Lucent optical networking equipment. The systems will enable ICE to provide mobile and wireline services using a common transport network.
Under the terms of the agreement, Lucent, through its business partner COASIN Costa Rica, will supply ICE with a variety of optical networking systems to expand its nationwide SDH/WDM transport network, including the Metropolis ADM MultiService Mux, the LambdaUnite Multiservice Switch (MSS), and the WaveStar ADM 16/1. Coasin Costa Rica is working with ICE to supply and implement the Lucent systems.
The end-to-end optical networking equipment will allow ICE to expand its SDH network and offer new services outside major metropolitan areas, while avoiding the need for an overlay network built for new services. Mesh restoration capabilities on the LambdaUnite MSS will also help ICE to migrate to mesh-based networks, while leveraging traditional protection architectures.
The LambdaUnite MSS brings together switching capacity, functionality, density and flexibility into one small piece of equipment and its standards-compliant technology enables customers to seamlessly integrate with existing backbone and metro optical networks. Sold for the first time in the Latin America region, the product provides a bridge between data-intense metro networks and high-speed optical core networks, connecting cities, campuses and corporate networks to larger, long-haul public networks.
Metropolis ADM serves as an integrated Ethernet-over-SDH multiplexer, enabling service providers to migrate from existing time-division multiplexed networks to data-aware packet networks. With a deployed base of more than 25,000 systems worldwide, the WaveStar ADM 16/1 can be used for interoffice, access or regional applications.