BTexact Technologies tests Quantum Bridge's optical access portfolio

April 1, 2002--Quantum Bridge Communications Inc. today announced that its optical access portfolio is being evaluated by BTexact Technologies, British Telecommunications plc's (BT) advanced research and technology business. In addition to evaluating Quantum Bridge's Passive Optical Networking (PON) solution, BTexact is also evaluating the company's DWDM and MTU products.

Apr 1st, 2002

Quantum Bridge Communications Inc. today announced that its optical access portfolio is being evaluated by BTexact Technologies, British Telecommunications plc's (BT) advanced research and technology business. In addition to evaluating Quantum Bridge's Passive Optical Networking (PON) solution, BTexact is also evaluating the company's DWDM and MTU products.

Quantum Bridge has shipped BTexact its QB616 Intelligent Optical Terminal (IOT), which supports symmetrical traffic running at speeds of 622-Mbits/sec; its QB3000 Optical Access Switch; and its QB8000 DWDM Optical Edge Switch. Working together, these elements enable a carrier to deliver services between 1 Mbit/sec to 2.5 Gbits/sec over a single optical network, commonly managed under a single management platform.

According to Quantum Bridge, its optical access portfolio enables service providers, such as BT, to deliver the "triple play" of voice, video, and data services while utilizing existing facilities. The Quantum Bridge products also enable the efficient aggregation of low-bandwidth infrastructure applications for CCTV and wireless backhaul.

"BTexact is an organization with an unrivaled understanding of the telecoms marketplace," explains Dave McLaren, Quantum Bridge's Managing Director of EMEA. "The fact that they are testing equipment that enables the revitalization of the access network with fiber and the eventual deployment of wavelength and sub-wavelength type services, should be a strong indicator of which way things are headed in Europe, as well as the rest of the world."

For more information about BTexact Technologies, visit the company's Web site at www.btexact.com.

Additional information about Quantum Bridge Communications, headquartered in Andover, MA, can be found on the company's Web site at www.quantumbridge.com.


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