March 28, 2002--Agility Communications Inc. (www.agility.com), which manufacturers widely tunable lasers for metro, switching, and long-haul markets, announced today that its widely tunable laser technology architecture has met and exceeded reliability assurance requirements in accordance with the intent of Telcordia Technologies GR-468-CORE. Agility included testing specifications relating to tunability that, although not incorporated in GR-468-CORE, are designed to be implemented alongside GR-468-CORE. Agility claims to be the first and only widely tunable laser company to announce that it has met this standard.
"Telcordia qualification is a significant milestone for Agility, proving the reliability of our products and the leadership of our company," said Ron Nelson, president and CEO for Agility Communications, Inc.
Developed for DWDM networks, Agility's tunable lasers are designed to provide communications companies with far greater bandwidth flexibility than is currently available with fixed-wavelength or narrowly tunable lasers.
"Telcordia qualification is a significant early achievement for optical components companies -- literally a condition required before a company can ramp up to meaningful production volumes. With this accomplishment, along with its strong base of investors and its commitment to meet the price of fixed wavelength lasers, Agility may be one of the few start-ups that survives through the current telecom turmoil to establish itself as an eventual leader in tunable devices," said Lisa Huff, senior optical components analyst for Communications Industry Researchers (CIR), Inc.