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Advancing Highways With Communication Solutions: Cost-Effective Ways to Address Growing Demands on Highway Infrastructure

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Executive Summary

Highway authorities worldwide are facing rapid growth in the number of passenger vehicles, combined with constraints on budgets and available space for new roads. To leverage available resources, transportation agencies are turning to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which use data networks to streamline highway operations. These applications offer an array of benefits, including reduced traffic congestion, better services at lower cost and decreased emissions. But successful deployment of ITS requires the right communication solution - selected to meet specific needs for reliability, scalability, interoperability with existing systems and easy management. As an experienced partner in ITS deployments, Alcatel-Lucent offers an overview of key issues to consider when implementing a communications network for ITS applications - along with case studies illustrating their financial benefits.

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