Alcatel-Lucent wins US optical deal

TelePacific Communications, a California-based provider of business communications solutions, has chosen Alcatel-Lucent's optical products to expand its network.

The project will help TelePacific speed up service delivery for local and long distance voice, Internet access, private networking and data transport services, as well as bundled voice and Internet solutions.

TelePacific operates its 22,794 mile (36,683km) network in California and Nevada. The US$4.3 million (€2.7 million) project, scheduled for completion by the end of 2008, will extend and increase its aggregation facilities by more than 50% in areas including Bakersfield, Stockton, San Luis Obispo and Fresno.

The network expansion will improve TelePacific's network reliability, throughput and capability, and reduce costs, the companies claim.