Chinese system vendor taps HighWave Optical Technologies for intelligent amplification

January 8, 2003--HighWave Optical Technologies today announced that Fiberhome Telecommunication Technologies Co., the third largest DWDM system manufacturer in China, will be using its latest generation of Intelligent Amplifiers.

Highwave Optical Technologies, European supplier of DWDM sub-systems for the deployment of high-speed optical telecommunications infrastructures, today announced that Fiberhome Telecommunication Technologies Co., the third largest DWDM system manufacturer in China, will be using its latest generation of Intelligent Amplifiers.

HighWave will supply amplifiers controlled by its new generation of on-board high-speed electronics, which provides flexible network capacity and allows "in service" network reconfiguration.

Per the contract, HighWave Optical Technologies' amplifiers will be deployed in inter-province long-haul networks covering China's northwest and southwest areas. These products will be integrated in Fiberhome's 1,600-Gbit/sec all-optical DWDM platform, "FONST 1600". Initially, the network will be operated with 32 channels and will reserve a future upgradability of 160 channels. The contract is worth several hundred thousand dollars.

"This contract confirms our partnership with Fiberhome, a recognized player of the Chinese market and reinforces our position in Asia, which would represent one third of our turnover next year," asserts Eric Delevaque, president and chief executive officer.

Fiberhome Telecommunication Technologies Co. is sponsored by the Wuhan Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (WRI), the National Engineering Research Center for fiber-optic communication technologies.

HighWave Optical Technologies is headquartered in Lannion, France.

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