Alcatel-Lucent clinches security deal in Beijing

Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by the Beijing municipal government to deploy an optical transport network solution in Beijing, to enhance e-government security services and deliver mission critical communications.

The project, which follows the announcement of Alcatel-Lucent's selection for China's national e-government network transformation project in December 2007, is scheduled for completion by August 2008.

This contract was signed through Alcatel Shanghai Bell, Alcatel-Lucent's flagship company in China.

The e-government network, based on Alcatel-Lucent's optical multi-service solution, will link the units of the Beijing municipal government and enable the introduction of new applications such as video conferencing.

It will empower the Beijing government with stronger communications capabilities in security services, including command dispatch or emergency handling.