Lucent Technologies Supports Lockheed Martin Team Selected for Final Phase of Integrated Wireless Network Competition
Lucent leverages extensive communications and wireless capabilities as a member of Lockheed Martin-led team
JULY 31, 2006, MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced it is part of the Lockheed Martin-led team that is competing in the final phase of the selection for the multi-billion dollar Integrated Wireless Network (IWN) contract.
The IWN program is sponsored by the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Treasury. It will be implemented under an Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery (IDIQ) contract that focuses on improving national wireless communications among federal law enforcement agencies with coverage in the continental U.S. and U.S. territories.
“Lucent and its Bell Labs research arm brings the Lockheed Martin team a wealth of communications expertise in wireless and mulitvendor network integration,” said Rick Miller, president, Lucent Technologies, Government Solutions. “We are look forward to working with Lockheed Martin to address one of the most critical public safety needs for federal, state and local agencies - network interoperability.”
The IWN project will provide more than 80,000 federal law enforcement users with a secure and highly reliable wireless communications network featuring voice, data and multimedia capabilities. In addition, it will foster interoperability between federal agencies and state, local and tribal public safety and Homeland Security entities.
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.
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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.
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