Alcatel Lucent stuff looks great on paper.......
Then you come to install and use it.
The DWDM 1830PSS and the 1850TSS, one made by Alcatel the other made by Lucent and a bodged overarching piece of software from a 3rd party to manage it all.
To paraphrase The Fast Show......In't buying new products from the cheapest bidder BRILLIANT!
Good luck NZ.