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August 02, 2012

Defense Information System Agency Selects Windstream



By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor



Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) is a technology that combines data from various sources on an optical fiber. Here, each signal is carried at the same time on its own separate light wavelength. Pp to 80 separate wavelengths of data can be sent into a lightstream transmitted on a single optical fiber with the help of DWDM. Recently, Windstream (News - Alert), a provider of advanced network communications, was awarded a contract by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) to supply Fort Lee with diverse fiber and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) services.

An increase in population over the last few years has heightened Fort Lee’s requirement for stronger and more reliable communication networks. Windstream will be constructing two diverse fiber paths into the facilities, and will combine those paths together to provide a reliable fiber ring. According to the company, this fiber ring will be connected back to Windstream’s national fiber network.

Fort Lee is home to some of the military’s most decorated units, training schools, and museums. Connecting Fort Lee’s backbone network to long-haul routes ensures that data redundancy is achieved. The company also installed redundant DWDM network services, the company stated in a press release.

“Through this project, Fort Lee has secured its data and made sure that it is readily accessible at a moment’s notice,” said Mike Magliato, Windstream vice president of government solutions, in a company press release. “Military facilities must have guaranteed uptime, so it was our mission to go in and provide diversity and redundancy in the fiber build.”

Recently, the company announced that NeoVox Global, a provider of customer service and sale support solutions, has selected the company to deploy a call center based on an Aura platform. The new advanced contact center is located at NeoVox’s new headquarters in Carthage, Mo., and is created to administer inbound multimedia communications.

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
 
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