VIENNA, Va., 25 June 2008. The Defense Information System Agency (DISA) has chosen Alcatel-Lucent's WiMAX wireless broadband technology from LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, after technical and interoperability analysis under its Tactical Service Providers (TSP) Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration (JCTD).
The goal of JCTD is to demonstrate potential warfighting applications and the usefulness of a hybrid communications architecture that uses emerging standards-based, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), satellite communications, and wireless technology to extend global, wideband communications and services in a mobile tactical environment.
Through LGS, Alcatel-Lucent will deliver a WiMAX radio access network that incorporates a WiMAX base station, WiMAX Access Controller, and WiMAX Operation and Maintenance Center supporting the latest WiMAX standard, 802.16e-2005 (Rev-e).
The next phase of the project will include live demonstrations in the field and over-the-air transmission verification of interoperability testing to validate the equipment capabilities and uncover any limitations.
The Defense Information Systems Agency is a combat support agency responsible for planning, engineering, acquiring, fielding, and supporting global net-centric solutions to serve the needs of the U.S. president, vice president, the secretary of defense and Department of Defense personnel, under all conditions of peace and war.