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Lucent Technologies and Novera Optics to Provide Next-Generation Optical Technology in Japan


Lucent´s Services Arm in Japan Announces Pact with Novera to Deliver FTTx Applications to Japanese Service Providers

Tuesday September 05, 2006 - Tokyo -- Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU) today announced a teaming agreement with Novera Optics Ltd. to provide leading-edge dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) transport platforms to service providers in Japan.

The optical offer will leverage Novera Optics’ Lambda-PON™ technology to deliver Fiber-To-The-x (FTTx) applications to end-users. According to the agreement, Lucent services team in Japan will actively market, sell and provide network integration support for DWDM metro transport and PON systems based on Novera´s technology.

Novera Optics´ platforms are designed in a modular form so they may be easily integrated into existing network architectures. The resulting systems offers the potential for significant CAPEX and OPEX savings as carriers deliver FTTx broadband access technologies to their customers.

Novera Optics offers two series of transport platforms: SpeedlLIGHT™ and TurboLIGHT™. By utilizing Novera Optics´ Lambda-PON™ technology, both platforms enable a wide range of differentiated, dedicated, point-to-point connectivity services by allowing any protocol and any data rate to be carried over the same fiber infrastructure.

WDM-PON offers significantly simplified networks. It is designed to deliver a dedicate Lambda per end-user, therefore, eliminating wavelength-specific and expensive tunable laser making the deployment of the technology into metro and access area network possible today. Alternatively, it could be used as an access network extension to support other PON or Active Ethernet solutions.

“The agreement with Novera Optics enables us to offer our customers a unique value-added transport platform that will help as they continue to migrate to next-generation services,” said Lowell Bath, director of services, Lucent Technologies, Japan.

“The relationship between Novera Optics and Lucent strengthens our position in the DWDM PON transport market,” said Bernd Hesse, VP of marketing and business development at Novera Optics. “Entering the Japanese market with a partner like Lucent is a significant milestone for the proven DWDM-PON technology Novera offers.”

Lucent Worldwide Services, one of the world’s leading network solutions integrators, is one of the industry’s most experienced network services organizations. With more than 10,000 technicians, network engineers and consultants, Lucent Worldwide Services serves the largest service providers, enterprises, government institutions and cable providers in 45 countries and six continents. Lucent Worldwide Services supports more than 1,600 products from more than 285 different vendors.

About Novera Optics
Novera Optics is focused on developing low-cost, high-performance optical access solutions to overcome the bandwidth bottlenecks in last-mile networks. Its advancements in developing wavelength division multiplexed transport technologies are positioning Novera Optics as a leader in cutting-edge enhanced performance solutions for FTTx applications. Novera Optics´ next-generation transport platform is predicated on four features: (i) simplicity of setup, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of colorless optical networking units; (ii) security thanks to its point-to-point optical connections and top-flight QoS; (iii) scalability with future bit-rate upgrades and ability to deliver mixed bit-rates from Mbps to Gbps; and (iv) service independency that offers increased revenue opportunities with mixed-service capabilities over a single infrastructure. Founded in 1999, Novera Optics has an office in Santa Clara, Calif., and a wholly owned subsidiary in Daejeon, South Korea. For more information on Novera Optics, visit

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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