SEOUL, Korea, Feb. 21 -- Lucent Technologies announced that it has won contracts from the Korean National Railroad and the Seoul Metropolitan Government to provide high-capacity metro optical networking systems for their enhanced communications networks.
Korean National Railroad (KNR) has contracted with Lucent to buy 70 Lucent WaveStar ADM 16/1 systems and associated management systems, called the Integrated Transport Management (ITM) system in order to replace its existing copper cable network with an optical network by 2005. The new network will include services such as an online ticketing service and railroad information systems. The system is scheduled to be installed by the end of this year.
Seoul Metropolitan Government selected Lucent to supply its WaveStar ADM 16/1 system to build an advanced optical network linking metropolitan buildings throughout Seoul. This contract expands Seoul's existing WaveStar ADM 16/ 1 network, which was deployed last year. Lucent will deploy six systems in the branch offices by the end of March