Alcatel-Lucent subsidiary LGS, which serves the U.S. government community, announced that the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s WiMAX wireless broadband technology after technical and interoperability analysis under its Tactical Service Providers (TSP) Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration (JCTD).
The JCTD aim is to demonstrate potential war fighting applications and the usefulness of a hybrid communications architecture that uses emerging standards-based, COTS (commercial off-the-shelf), satellite communications and wireless technology to extend global, wideband communications and services in a mobile tactical environment.
Through LGS, Alcatel-Lucent will provide a turnkey WiMAX radio access network that includes a WiMAX base station, WiMAX access controller and WiMAX operation and maintenance center that will support 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 further interoperability testing to validate the equipment capabilities and any unforeseen limitations.