Acterna and TyCom Sign Multi-Year Agreement for Fiber Optic Testers for TyCom Global Network.Business Editors/Hi-Tech Writers
GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2001
Initial Orders for 500-Plus Instruments will Enable Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance of Advanced Voice and Data Services on TyCom
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To date, Acterna has received orders for more than 500 handheld fiber optic test sets and portable network analyzers to support deployment of the TyCom Global Network. The total orders received to date make this Acterna's largest contract.
Under terms of the agreement with TyCom, Acterna is providing Advanced Network Testers (ANTs) supporting bit rates up to 10-gigabits, as well as optical power meters, sources, attenuators, OTDRs (optical time domain reflectometers) and Acterna TestPad SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) The European counterpart to SONET. See SONET.
SDH - Synchronous Digital Hierarchy analyzers.
"Acterna's agreement with TyCom marks another important milestone for Acterna's optical transport business, a market we lead," said John Peeler, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Acterna. "Acterna's optical test products will help TyCom operate a world-class fiber optic network with superior performance."
Acterna, the first company to bring portable 10-gigabit SONET/SDH testing to the field communications Field Communications was a division of Field Enterprises, which owned the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News. The company owned independent television stations in the United States, with WFLD-TV in Chicago as its largest-market station. test market, is the world leader in optical transport network testing and management. The company's optical test instruments are used to deploy, manage and optimize high-speed fiber optic networks globally.
About the TyCom Global Network
The TyCom Global Network is planned to be the world's most extensive and technologically advanced undersea fiber optic network. Phase 1 of the TyCom Global Network is designed to offer multi-terabit capacity upgradeable to a maximum of 7.68 terabits per second, span approximately 90,000 kilometers and reach more than 30 major cities around the globe.
TyCom is designing and manufacturing the undersea cable, optical amplifiers and terminal equipment, and designing, building and equipping the global and regional network management centers and cable stations along the route. More than 1.6 million square feet of floor space in TyCom's TelExchange colocation centers is being developed in major cities.
TyCom's own fleet of cable ships, one of the world's largest, is installing and will maintain the network.
Acterna is the world's second largest communications test and management company with the leading positions in optical transport, access and cable networks. Focused entirely on providing equipment, software, systems and services, Acterna helps customers develop, install and maintain their optical transport, access, cable, data/IP and wireless networks.
The company produces annualized annualized
Of or relating to a variable that has been mathematically converted to a yearly rate. Inflation and interest rates are generally annualized since it is on this basis that these two variables are ordinarily stated and compared. revenue of more than $1 billion and serves customers globally with a presence in more than 80 countries, and with 4,700 employees. Acterna is a subsidiary of Acterna Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTR).
Information about Acterna can be found on the Web at www.acterna.com.
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