Acterna and TyCom sign agreement for fiber optic testers

Apr. 25, 2001--Acterna announced a multi-million-dollar agreement with TyCom Ltd., a provider of undersea systems and capacity to supply fiber optic test equipment.

Acterna (NASDAQ:ACTR) announced a multi-million-dollar agreement with TyCom Ltd. (NYSE:TCM, BSX:TCM), a provider of undersea systems and capacity to supply fiber optic test equipment.

To date, Acterna has received orders for more than 500 handheld fiber optic test sets and portable network analyzers to support deployment of the TyCom Global Network. The total orders received to date make this Acterna's largest contract.

Under terms of the agreement with TyCom, Acterna is providing Advanced Network Testers (ANTs) supporting bit rates up to 10-gigabits, as well as optical power meters, sources, attenuators, OTDRs (optical time domain reflectometers) and Acterna TestPad SDH analyzers.

About TyCom:

TyCom is designing and manufacturing undersea cable, optical amplifiers and terminal equipment, and designing, building and equipping the global and regional network management centers and cable stations along the route.

About Acterna:

Acterna is a communications test and management company in optical transport, access and cable networks focused entirely on providing equipment, software, systems and services. For more information, visit www.acterna.com.

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