Flexlight's Russian entry visa approved

October 20, 2004 London, UK -- FlexLight Networks, a developer and provider of gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) equipment, has received formal certification to import its optical access equipment into Russia for use over the country's national telecommunications network.

October 20, 2004 London, UK -- FlexLight Networks, a developer and provider of gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) equipment, has received formal certification to import its optical access equipment into Russia for use over the country's national telecommunications network.

Russia remains the largest telecommunications market in the East and Central European region, worth a total of $4.4 billion at the end of 1999, FlexLight says. The company sees the official telecommunications certification as an important milestone because of the potential market for GPON equipment in Russian fiber-to-the-building applications.

"Today's announcement demonstrates FlexLight's commitment to the Russian marketplace and to continuing the momentum of strong growth seen in the telecoms sector," said Gary Lee, CEO, FlexLight Networks. "We have been working together with four major business partners and distributors in Russia and are delighted that we will be working even more closely with them following today's crucial certification approval."

FlexLight's suite of GPON-based optical access products delivers optical communications between a central office (regional communication hubs) and local communications points (an optical communications center in an office building or a campus). These platforms are based on high-speed passive optical technologies, including CWDM.

FlexLight's conformity certificate, N0283092, was issued in the Certification System "Svyaz" of the Ministry for Communications of the Russian Federation, and confirms that the company's equipment successfully passed compliance testing for use within the "Interconnected Telecommunications Network of Russia."

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