Lucent optical systems build Eletropaulo telecom network

Lucent Technologies has signed a new contract with Eletropaulo Telecom, a telecom service provider forming part of AES Eletropaulo's electric energy distribution group and operating in the state of Sao Paulo .

Lucent will supply next-generation optical networking systems for Eletropaulo Telecom to expand its current metropolitan area network and improve its customer services.Eletropaulo started activities in Sao Paulo in 2002; the relationship with Lucent started simultaneously.

The agreement includes the Metropolis ADM MultiService Mux-Universal shelf for multi-service delivery over SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) plus deployment, integration and remote technical support services. The equipment was deployed at the end of August 2006.

* Eletropaulo Telecommunications is a carrier of the electric energy distribution group Eletropaulo, which operates a 1,500km fibre network in the Sao Paulo state (including 24 cities). Eletropaulo Telecom has registered 37.9% average annual growth, reaching revenue of US$23,811,294 and 47% net profit last year.

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