Lucent to build Army voice and data networks

MURRAY HILL, N.J., 14 April 2005. Lucent Technologies today announced several contracts, totaling $36.3 million, with the U.S. Department of the Army to provide network integration and professional services for a communications infrastructure upgrades at U.S. Army installations in North America and Europe.

MURRAY HILL, N.J., 14 April 2005. Lucent Technologies today announced several contracts, totaling $36.3 million, with the U.S. Department of the Army to provide network integration and professional services for a communications infrastructure upgrades at U.S. Army installations in North America and Europe.

The agreements are 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.

The bases included in the Lucent contract include three U.S.-based facilities -- Fort Gordon and Fort Benning in Georgia and Scofield Enclave in Hawaii -- and three U.S. Army bases in Germany: Husterhohe Kaserne, Pulaski Barracks, and Kleber Kaserne.

In 2003, Lucent announced an earlier group of contracts with the Army valued at $50 million for infrastructure upgrades at Army installations in North America and Asia.
Lucent Worldwide Services (LWS) will provide a variety of services at each base including installation, integration and ongoing maintenance of the new communications infrastructure that ties together voice switches and high-speed optical and data equipment.

"The bottom line is that by creating robust, next-generation networks we are enabling critical communications and information to flow seamlessly between military bases and ultimately to troops in the field," said Rick Miller, president of Government Solutions at Lucent Technologies, "Our track record and stellar performance continues to enable us to win contracts with the Army. Lucent is particularly sensitive to the specific security needs of the U.S. military, and we have a unique team of experienced professionals that specialize in the complex, multi-vendor integration work that is required to complete these upgrades."

Lucent and its predecessor has had a team of people dedicated to working with the Army as part of the I3MP project for more than 12 years.

Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent's customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information, see www.lucent.com.

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