JCI Signs $35M Contract With Lucent

To expand its broadband optical network for the film and TV industry

September 27, 2000

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LOS ANGELES -- The JCI Corporation today said it has signed an initial $35 million contract with Lucent Technologies as the first step in expanding its proprietary optical broadband network, which has been created to meet the needs of North America's entertainment and post-production industry. The JCI Extranet and suite of FIRELINE(tm) tools for digital collaboration make it easier and faster for the entertainment industry to bring digitally created or enhanced programming to market. JCI will use Lucent optical network infrastructure products to ensure that its Extranet stays ahead of the voracious bandwidth demands of the network-based digital entertainment creation industry.

John Marshall, CEO of JCI Corp., said, "As the JCI Corporation Extranet and the FIRELINE suite of collaboration tools become the standard entertainment industry collaborative platform, JCI will increase capacities to stay ahead of industry needs. Over the next 18 months we expect to spend an additional $200 million on innovations from Lucent Technologies that will enable JCI to deliver a network that can provide the secure, reliable, cost effective services that JCI clients demand."


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