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TyCom to Use Acterna Testers

GERMANTOWN, Md. -- Acterna (NASDAQ: ACTR) today announced a multi-million-dollar agreement with TyCom Ltd. (NYSE: TCM, BSX: TCM), a leading 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.

"Acterna's agreement with TyCom marks another important milestone for Acterna's optical transport business, a market we lead," said John Peeler, president and CEO of Acterna. "Acterna's optical test products will help TyCom operate a world-class fiber optic network with superior performance."

Acterna Corp.
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