Lucent Wins US Army Deal

US Army selects Lucent to upgrade and modernize optical network and provide professional services at Fort Drum

August 31, 2004

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MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- Lucent Technologies today announced a one-year firm fixed price $4.6 million contract with the United States Department of the Army to provide optical networking systems and professional services to upgrade military communications systems at Fort Drum. The new agreement is part of the Army's Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP) aimed at upgrading and modernizing the voice and data infrastructure at Army bases worldwide. I3MP is being implemented Army-wide by Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Switched Systems (PM DCASS), and the Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS). The Lucent optical network solution will provide Fort Drum with increased bandwidth, as well as upgrades that will enhance the network's flexibility, reliability and security. The solution also enables data to be moved more quickly in a cost-effective manner and provide seamless transition of systems, databases and hardware. In addition, Lucent Worldwide Services will supply a wide range of professional services including engineering, network integration, testing, and program management.

"Lucent has a long successful track record serving United States Department of Defense agencies. In fact, we designed, engineered, deployed, installed, tested and supported Fort Drum's current network, " said Rick Miller, senior vice president for Government Solutions at Lucent Technologies. "We clearly understand the unique, complex mission-critical needs and requirements of today's military. Our leading-edge optical solution will help Fort Drum transition quickly to a next-generation network essential for personnel in the field."

"This exciting win with Fort Drum clearly strengthens Lucent 's position as a major network integrator delivering next-generation solutions and services that support the Army's vision a converged network for its installations worldwide," said Dan Bigbie, vice president of Government Services for Lucent Worldwide Services. "Fort Drum is utilizing the experience and expertise of Lucent Worldwide Services to increase the security and reliability of its network." Lucent will provide the Army with the Metropolis(r) DMX Access Multiplexer and the new Metropolis(r) Wavelength Services Manager (WSM). The cost-effective solution will move the existing optical network from a point-to-point based infrastructure to an even more secure and reliable multi-point structure, be it ring, mesh, hub or other configuration. As the government needs to expand its communications requirements, the solution is also easily upgradeable, saving costs.

Lucent Technologies Inc.

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