Corvis announces field trial with France Telecom

Oct. 11, 2001--Corvis Corporation, a provider of intelligent optical networking solutions, announced that France Telecom will field-test Corvis' optical networking products.

Corvis Corporation (NASDAQ: CORV), a provider of intelligent optical networking solutions, announced that France Telecom will field-test Corvis' optical networking products. France Telecom R&D, a large telecom R&D center in Europe, plans to conduct the field trial later this year.

France Telecom R&D will test the CorWave LR along an 800 km terrestrial link using fiber installed in France Telecom's network. The CorWave LR provides high capacity point-to-point transport over distances up to 2000 km with spectral efficiency. The CorWave LR offers up to 1.6 Tb/s capacity in both the C-band and the L-band, for a total of up to 3.2 Tb/s capacity.

The CorWave LR integrates Corvis' transmission and amplification technologies to achieve performance on all major fiber types, including SMF, LEAF, LS and TrueWave. This performance enables carriers to enhance the capacity of their network infrastructure without having to deploy new fiber.

From point-to-point links to all-optical networks, Corvis provides carriers with products and solutions to build and migrate their network infrastructure. Corvis claims to be the only vendor to deploy an all-optical network solution in a live network. Corvis' optical networking solutions are designed to reduce network costs and enable network carriers to offer advanced wavelength services to their customers at significantly lower costs. Carriers can leverage the benefits of Corvis-enabled optical networks to rapidly provision new services, such as wavelength leasing and broadcast services, and tailor dynamic service level agreements to meet their customers' business requirements.

About Corvis:

Corvis Corporation is a provider of next-generation optical services networks. Corvis products and services deliver optical network intelligence and mesh network capabilities providing telecom service providers with end-to-end core networking solutions. For more information, visit www.corvis.com.

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