Looking Glass taps Acterna for 10-Gb Ethernet, SONET/SDH testers

March 22, 2005 Germantown, MD -- Looking Glass Networks, a facilities-based provider of metro data transport services, has selected a device by Acterna, a developer of test and management platforms for broadband services. To ensure the reliable delivery of its 10Gbit/sec services, Looking Glass purchased the recently introduced transport module for Acterna's T-BERD and MTS-8000 integrated field test platforms for Ethernet, SONET, SDH, PDH, and T-carrier networks.

March 22, 2005 Germantown, MD -- Looking Glass Networks, a facilities-based provider of metro data transport services, has selected a device by Acterna, a developer of test and management platforms for broadband services. To ensure the reliable delivery of its 10Gbit/sec services, Looking Glass purchased the recently introduced transport module for Acterna's T-BERD and MTS-8000 integrated field test platforms for Ethernet, SONET, SDH, PDH, and T-carrier networks.

"Acterna demonstrated a best-in-breed 10GigE and SONET/SDH test platform," explains John Carruth, vice president of network services for Looking Glass Networks. "Looking Glass prides itself on providing exceptional value and flexibility, as well as scalability that meets our customers' demands. Acterna's performance aligns very well with our goals."

According to a press release, the module will allow Looking Glass, which owns physically diverse fiber networks in major metro areas, to efficiently deploy its revenue-generating 10-Gbit/sec and SONET/SDH services. According to the release, the lightweight module (weighing less than 15 lbs./7 kg) will also help Looking Glass quickly and reliably scale toward its customers' 10 Gbit/sec requirements, integrating them as needed with other services and providers.

"Looking Glass is a provider that is meeting and exceeding the bandwidth demands of its customers worldwide," remarks Helmut Berg, president of Acterna's telecom division. "Our transport module enables the rapid and cost-effective deployment of this new technology."

According to Acterna, combining multiple test capabilities with field modularity, its T-BERD/MTS-8000 field platforms are designed for provisioning and maintaining short-haul, long-haul, FTTx, Metro, CWDM, transport, data, and DWDM networks. Advanced modularity allows the platforms to integrate options for video microscope, VFL, light source, power meter, and optical talk, set with application modules for SONET, SDH, Ethernet, multi-mode, and single mode OTDRs, PMD, spectral attenuation, CD, WDM, as well as single-port and dual-port OSA.

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