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June 30, 2005
MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU - News) today announced a contract with the United States Department of the Army to install a next-generation optical communications network at a U.S. Army installation in Mainz-Kastel, Germany. The agreement is in support of the Army's Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP), which is focused on upgrading voice and data network infrastructure at Army bases around the world.
Mainz-Kastel is a part of the 221st Base Support Battalion, which supports more than 18,000 soldiers, civilians, family members and retirees in several installations and housing areas in and around Wiesbaden, Germany. The main installation, located at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, serves as the headquarters for 1st Armored Division and 3rd Corps Support Command. Anderson Barracks in Dexheim serves as the home for the 123rd Main Support Battalion and McCully Barracks in Wackernheim hosts the 501st Military Intelligence Battalion.
"We are continuing to win key deals with the I3MP program to upgrade the Army's critical infrastructure across the globe," said Rick Miller, president of Government Solutions at Lucent Technologies. "Lucent's extensive multi-vendor networking experience, international presence and understanding of the performance and security requirements of the Army makes us particularly well-positioned to meet the military's communication needs."
The project will increase network bandwidth at Mainz-Kastel, which will improve the facility's ability to communicate, enhance its tactical and strategic systems and improve readiness, training and mobilization efforts. The solution includes installation, integration and project management support from Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS).
Lucent Technologies Inc.
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