Agilent Receives Metro Test Equipment Market Leadership Award

10/7/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced it has been recognized with a "Metro Test Equipment Market Leadership Award" from Frost & Sullivan, a global strategic market and growth-consulting firm, placing first in the "World MAN Test Equipment Market" report.

The award is given to companies that exhibit market share leadership through the implementation of market strategy. Agilent was commended for its innovation and reorganization to meet the key needs of metro test equipment end-users, and for its wide range of test tools matched to each step of the metropolitan area network (MAN) equipment life cycle.

"All the Agilent test tools were developed from the perspective that customers need to realize efficiencies that will enable them to be profitable," said Jessy Cavazos, Frost & Sullivan research analyst and author of the 2003 report "World MAN Test Equipment Market." "From the Agilent OmniBER OTN addressing module design conformance to standards, through the OmniBER XM for system verification and acceptance, to the Agilent J2127A tester for installation and maintenance, the Agilent product line is in harmony with current metro market dynamics in addressing test coverage, duration, costs and accuracy. Frost & Sullivan expects Agilent's innovative strategy and close relationships with customers to be key in maintaining its leading position in the metro test marketplace and for potentially boosting its market share."

To assess market position, Frost & Sullivan uses interviews with leading market participants, conducts extensive secondary research of proprietary data, and tracks competitor revenue and market share within the industry. For more information about Frost & Sullivan awards, visit

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About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 30,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6 billion in fiscal year 2002. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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