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Lucent Technologies Receives Prime Contract from U.S. Department of Defense Worth up to $94 Million


Lucent to provide network integration and optical equipment to build broadband network for the U.S. Army throughout Europe
CeBIT, 2006, 9 – 15 March
Hall 12, B30

MARCH 08, 2006, HANNOVER, Germany - Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army to implement its European Dense Wave Division Multiplex Optical Transport Network (DWDM-OTN) project.

Under the firm fixed-price indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, valued at up to $94 million, the Lucent team will provide network integration services and optical equipment and software to create a multi-country U.S. Army high-speed optical transport network. The contract has a two-year base period with three additional one-year option periods.

“This prime contract is one of the most significant network integration and optical wins for Lucent in the government space,” said Rick Miller, president of Government Solutions at Lucent Technologies. “This award underscores our ability to deliver communications solutions – combining both products and integration services -- that meet the highly specific needs of our government customers"

The DWDM-OTN project includes the planning and deployment of multiple protected DWDM rings in Germany along with additional DWDM rings for a number of other sites in Europe including the BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) region and Italy.

One of the key products included in the award is the Metropolis® Wavelength Services Manager (WSM). Metropolis WSM is new generation of Wavelength Division Multiplexing (xWDM) systems from Lucent that support up to 40 protected wavelengths.

The Metropolis® Wavelength Services Manager (WSM) is a dense wavelength division (DWDM) platform from Lucent that helps customers meet their wavelength needs in the metropolitan and regional application spaces. The modular and flexible architecture of the product will help the U.S. Army reduce cost and complexity through a common optical platform that offers DWDM, coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) and reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs) technologies. Because it supports a variety of data transport methods, the platform helps enterprise and government customers reduce capital and operational costs and helps simplify the their networks, making them easier to manage and troubleshoot.

The U.S. Army will also be deploying the Metropolis® WSM ROADM. The ROADM functionality will allow them to remotely and automatically reconfigure their network, seamlessly adding services as end-user demand necessitates.

Lucent Technologies has been designing, engineering, integrating, and implementing high-quality, end-to-end communications and data networking solutions for the U.S. military and other government and commercial customers through a corporate evolution that has spanned over 130 years since its founding as Western Electric Company in 1872.

About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent’s customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit


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