Agilent Technologies' New Wireline Test Solutions Enable Efficient, Intelligent Next-generation Metropolitan Networks

9/10/2002 - Agilent Technologies introduced a range of wireline test solutions to accelerate the development of more efficient and intelligent next-generation metropolitan networks. Agilent's new wireline test solutions also support 40 Gb/s optical components and systems, and were created specifically to help network equipment manufacturers design and manufacture highly integrated metro network equipment, thus reducing costs and increasing profitability for service providers.

New Agilent solutions include the following:

"Bringing viable optical solutions to light in today's market requires a tight coupling of R&D and manufacturing," said Glenn Gabriel Ben-Yosef, president and CEO of Clear Thinking Research Inc. "Leaders look to Agilent to provide a trusted fiber test and measurement solution to cut costs and reduce time to market. Agilent clearly understands customer needs and continues to earn industry respect."

"By developing the metro network, equipment manufacturers will help service providers break the bottleneck between the high-bandwidth optical backbone and the access networks, a crucial step for enabling next-generation networks," said Werner Huettemann, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Communications Network Solutions Business Unit. "Agilent's test solutions support the latest technologies - including next-generation SDH/SONET, MPLS/GMPLS, and IP Routing - to help customers build upon metro networks and to help the industry significantly lower the cost per managed bit."

Agilent will demonstrate the solutions at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) 2002 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark in booths 96, 97 and 98. Agilent products also will be on display at NFOEC 2002 at the Dallas Convention Center from Sept. 15 to 19. Agilent will highlight its new systems as part of "Next Generation Network Technology - Test Solutions for Metro and 40G," a tour dedicated to helping network equipment and component manufacturers meet the current network challenges of metro networks and keep pace with the ongoing technological advances in the fiber optics industry.

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Agilent Technologies is a leading provider of components, test, measurement, monitoring and management solutions for the communications industry. Agilent enables designers, manufacturers and service providers to accelerate the delivery of next-generation devices, networks and services. Agilent's broad set of solutions and services includes optical, wireless, Internet and broadband technologies that span the entire communications life cycle.

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Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 37,000 employees serve customers in more than 120 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $8.4 billion in fiscal year 2001.

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