Alcatel deploys Acterna's SONET field services module

July 3, 2001
July 3, 2001--Acterna announced that Alcatel has deployed the Acterna TestPad SONET Field Services Module (2310) throughout its SONET networks in the United States.

Acterna (NASDAQ: ACTR) announced that Alcatel has deployed the Acterna TestPad SONET Field Services Module (2310) throughout its SONET networks in the United States. Alcatel currently uses more than 120 of the optical testers to turn up, maintain and ensure peak performance of optical network elements for its largest accounts on its SONET networks throughout the U.S.

Acterna's TestPad SONET Field Services Module is a hand-held field services testing device that enables providers to more efficiently provision, install and maintain data, transport and circuit-switched networks with services operating at speeds from DS0 to OC-48.

About Alcatel

Alcatel provides optical network elements, from optical components, optical fibers and DWDM systems to core routers and network intelligence, and from terrestrial to submarine solutions. For more information, visit www.alcatel.com.

About Acterna:

Acterna is a communications test company and provider of test and management solutions for optical transport, access and cable networks. For more information, visit www.acterna.com.

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