Alcatel-Lucent Wins Military WiMAX Contract
Published on: 23rd Jun 2008
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LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel Lucent dedicated to serving the U.S. government community, announced today that the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) has chosen Alcatel Lucent's WiMAX wireless broadband technology after a rigorous technical and interoperability analysis under its Tactical Service Providers (TSP) Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration (JCTD).
The JCTD aim is to demonstrate potential war fighting applications and the usefulness of a hybrid communications architecture that uses emerging standards-based, COTS (commercial off-the-shelf), satellite communications and wireless technology to extend global, wideband communications and services in a mobile tactical environment.
Through LGS, Alcatel-Lucent will provide a turnkey WiMAX radio access network that includes a WiMAX base station, WiMAX Access Controller, and WiMAX Operation and Maintenance Center that will support the latest WiMAX standard, 802.16e-2005 (Rev-e).
The next phase of the project will include live demonstrations in the field and over-the-air transmission verification of further interoperability testing to validate the equipment capabilities and any unforeseen limitations.
The Defense Information Systems Agency is a combat support agency responsible for planning, engineering, acquiring, fielding and supporting global net-centric solutions to serve the needs of the U.S. president, vice president, the secretary of defense and Department of Defense personnel, under all conditions of peace and war.