Lucent Technologies and Movaz Networks Expand Relationship to Streamline Delivery of Metro DWDM Optical Platforms
Companies move to more rapidly address customer demand for metro DWDM products -- Lucent Metropolis Wavelength Services Manager (WSM) and Movaz RAYexpress
MAY 08, 2006, MURRAY HILL, N.J., and ATLANTA, GA. - Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) and Movaz Networks, a global provider of all-optical networking solutions, today announced an expansion of an existing agreement under which the two companies are delivering next-generation optical solutions to service providers worldwide. In order to help service providers more quickly and cost effectively address growing customer demand for high-bandwidth services, the two companies have entered into a unique collaboration that streamlines the production and deployment of their jointly developed dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) metro optical networking solutions.
Lucent and Movaz’ DWDM solutions have been deployed by service providers worldwide to deliver cost-effective optical bandwidth directly to their customers’ premises as well as meet infrastructure wavelength needs for their metro access, interoffice and regional application spaces.
To meet customer’s increasing product demands and accelerate product delivery for both Lucent’s Metropolis Wavelength Services Manager (WSM) and Movaz’ RAYexpress optical platform, Lucent and Movaz have entered into an agreement for Lucent to manage elements of Movaz’s supply chain operations, including key component purchases, product manufacturing, and customer delivery requirements.
“Lucent and Movaz have enjoyed a fruitful collaboration for more than two years now, and now we are expanding that collaboration to enable our respective customers to enter new markets and expand their service offerings much more quickly,” said Ken Wirth, president and general manager, Multimedia Networking Solutions, Lucent Technologies. “This agreements helps us do both.”
Under the auspices of this relationship, Lucent introduced its Metropolis WSM product in 2004, and is currently supporting deployments with operators worldwide, including recently announced agreements with the U.S. Army and Taiwan Mobile. Wirth noted that Lucent’s Metropolis WSM has proven to be an ideal platform for service providers, government customers and large enterprises that are seeking to build networks with increased bandwidth to enable them to better support multimedia services to address changing market dynamics.
“The relationship with Lucent has enabled Movaz to extend its versatile products to a much broader customer base,” said Bijan Khosravi, chairman and CEO, Movaz Networks. “By leveraging Lucent’s significant expertise and well-established systems and processes in supply chain management and high-volume production, we will now be able to reduce the cost and complexity involved in producing our products, and while at the same time speeding up delivery to our customers.”
The Lucent Metropolis® Wavelength Services Manager (WSM) is a dense wavelength division (DWDM) platform that helps customers meet their wavelength needs in the metropolitan access, interoffice and regional application spaces. The modular and flexible architecture of the product offers service providers, enterprises and government customers reduced cost and complexity through a common optical platform using ROADM (reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexor), DWDM and coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) technologies. Because it supports a variety of data transport methods the platform can help service providers achieve capital and operational cost savings by simplifying their networks, and making them easier to manage and troubleshoot.
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 http://www.lucent.com.
About Movaz Networks, Inc.
Movaz Networks is a leader in providing dynamic optical networking solutions with the lowest total cost of ownership. Movaz’s products can economically scale from the access network to regional networks, connecting domains with up to 2,000 km of unregenerated long haul routes. Combined with its embedded Generalized Multi-protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) protocols and standards-based network management, Movaz offers unparalleled ease in network operations. The company’s RAY™ product portfolio has been deployed globally in numerous networks in telecom, cable, enterprise and government segments. For more information, please visit Movaz on the web at http://www.movaz.com.
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