Highwave launches new products in CATV space

14 May 2003 Lannion, France Lightwave -- Highwave Optical Technologies, supplier of DWDM sub-systems, today announced the launch of a new line of products intended for the cable Internet and television (CATV) market. The new high power amplifiers complete the company's line of products for the telecom market and allow Highwave to move deep into optical infrastructures closer to the subscriber.

May 14th, 2003

14 May 2003 Lannion, France Lightwave -- Highwave Optical Technologies, supplier of DWDM sub-systems, today announced the launch of a new line of products intended for the cable Internet and television (CATV) market. The new high power amplifiers complete the company's line of products for the telecom market and allow Highwave to move deep into optical infrastructures closer to the subscriber.

The CATV market is closely linked to the access market and remains an expanding market, say company representatives. CATV systems are mainly deployed in the US and in Asia, where they are in competition with classical DSL or satellite access solutions.

"Highwave possesses all the technologies and the necessary skills to address this market and to propose innovative and competitive solutions," contends David Pureur, the company's chief technology officer. "Our patented double-clad fiber gain technology is a major asset for reducing the cost of requisite power amplifiers in CATV networks. Unlike other weakened sectors," he adds, "the CATV market remains a market in full expansion."

The company is in discussions with principle players in the market, according to vice president of sales Anne-Marie Angelelli. "We are currently in advanced qualifications with two CATV systems providers who want to work with Highwave because they have found in us the skill and the service that they are entitled to expect from a strategic partner," she maintains.

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