Louisiana Division of Administration

TIN 13-05

Telecommunications Information Notice 13-05 Metro DWDM

October 29, 2013

The Office of Telecommunications Management has established a new contract, which will replace the existing contract, for high bandwidth optical data transport between three data centers (ISB, DPS, LSU) in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. The new contracted service will continue the use of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing as the transport mechanism. It includes all current production protocols and bit rates serviced through the existing contract. A detailed service description can be found in the OTM Catalog of Services. All current customer connections on this line of service will be migrated to the new service as soon as possible. OTM will work closely with agencies to plan and execute the migrations with as little impact to agency operations as possible. Once the new systems are in place and available, all new orders for metro data center connectivity will go through the normal OTM ordering process and will be fulfilled through the new contract. Questions about this information notice should be directed to Chuxing Chen, OTM Enhanced Network Services, at 225.219.4883 or chuxing.chen@la.gov.