Fiber Optic Network Solutions to integrate British Telecom's patented technology into its proprietary manufacturing processes

March 15, 2001

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NORTHBORO, Mass. -- Fiber Optic Network Solutions (FONS)Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive optical components andinterconnect solutions, announced today that it has signed a licenseagreement with British Telecommunications plc (BT) to integrate BT'spatented technology into its proprietary manufacturing processes. Utilizingits advanced automated manufacturing equipment, FONS has incorporated the BTtechnology to further enable its high volume production of fused products.For more information on FONS Corporation's extensive offering of opticalcassette modules (OCMs) and optical components, visit booth #3238 at OFC2001 in Anaheim California where the company will be exhibiting March 19-21,or the company website at

"Fused components are used for the splitting and combining of signals inhigh capacity transport networks in a variety of topologies including longhaul, metropolitan and access markets", states Michael J. Noonan, Presidentand CEO of FONS. "The key to FONS' fused products is our successfuldevelopment of proprietary semi-automated manufacturing equipment andprocesses, enabling us to exponentially increase our capacity capabilities,while continuing to deliver exceptional reliability and low costmanufacturing. Our agreement with BT provides us the foundation from whichto build and capitalize on the continued demand for fused products from abroad range of customers including service providers, telephony companiesand network equipment OEMs. We are pleased to be associated with BT andlook forward to a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship."

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