PECO has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to provide and implement end-to-end Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity via an optical core as well as wireless (WiMAX) and microwave edge connections. The new network will help PECO give customers the information they need to use and save energy effectively.

The Alcatel-Lucent solution includes:

  • A single converged IP/MPLS network allowing PECO to offer new IP services with enhanced quality of service and end-to-end common operations and service management.

  • A Gigabit Ethernet switch built for IP network deployments in unusually demanding operational environments

  • Microwave packet radio and long-haul microwave solutions for a single service-aware solution that enables PECO to optimize service delivery in any condition.

  • Professional and network integration services including comprehensive IP traffic engineering and design, circuit provisioning, maintenance services and project management.