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Lucent Technologies Signs Multimillion Dollar Deal to Provide Japan Telecom with Switching at the Speed of Light

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TOKYO, JAPAN, Oct. 9 -- Lucent Technologies has announced a multi-million dollar agreement with Japan Telecom (JT) to deploy the industry's first high-capacity, all-optical switch - the Lucent WaveStar
LambdaRouter - in a high-speed optical network that connects major metropolitan areas across Japan.

This contract represents the first commercial deployment of an all-optical switch in the Japanese communications network. Lucent plans to begin installing the systems in November with completion scheduled for the first quarter of next fiscal year.


Photonics.com
Oct 2001
CommunicationsNews & Features

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