Lucent Technologies will supply long-haul optical network equipment and services for Morristown, N.J.-based TyCom Ltd., in a one-year $90 million agreement. The agreement includes deployment of the Lucent WaveStar OLS 1.6T optical networking system in the Tycom Global Network (TGN), with potential upgrades of more than $50 million.
Initially, Lucent will deliver the WaveStar OLS 800G system that will be incorporated in TGN's West Coast routes in the U.S. and in routes in Japan and southern Europe, extending to more than 3,728 miles. The system is expected to be deployed by the third quarter of 2002 and will enable TyCom to offer new high-bandwidth capacity to its customers.
The OLS 800G system has a capacity of 800 Gbps, equivalent to transmitting 10 million simultaneous phone calls–or 160 million one-page e-mail messages–every second.