LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent dedicated to serving the US government community, has announced that the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) has chosen Alcatel-Lucent’s WiMAX wireless broadband technology after a rigorous technical and interoperability analysis under its Tactical Service Providers (TSP) Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration (JCTD).

The JCTD’s aim is to demonstrate potential war fighting applications and the usefulness of a hybrid communications architecture that uses emerging standards-based, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), 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 the latest WiMAX standard, 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.