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Acterna Selected by Vietnam Posts & Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) to Provide Advanced Network Test Equipment

  • 27 April, 2005 14:05

<p>Germantown, MD., and Hong Kong: Wednesday, April 27 2005 -- Acterna, the leader in test and management solutions for consumer and business broadband communications, today announced it has been selected by Vietnam Posts &amp; Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) to ensure the installation and maintenance of its SDH backbone network. The contract, for multiple Acterna ANT-20 and ANT-10G Advanced Network Testers sold to VNPT and its subsidiaries, is valued at nearly U.S. $1 million and includes maintenance equipment for jitter and wander up to 10Gbps.</p>
<p>According to analyst observations, Vietnam is one of the world’s fastest-growing information and communication technologies (ICT) markets, with growth of nearly 16 percent expected this year. In the period between 2004 and 2008, Vietnam is expected to remain in the top ten in global ICT growth as well as among the top 10 countries in telecommunication growth.</p>
<p>"For several years, we have counted on Acterna and the extensive range of solutions they provide,” said Mr. Nguyen Mau Xuan, Vice Managing Director of Vietnam Telecom National (VTN). “As a subsidiary of VNPT, we are expanding our network very quickly and we need the proven reliability, convenience and ease of use given to us by Acterna’s products.”</p>
<p>To meet the demands of highly accelerated growth and related customer needs, VNPT requires high-performance test instruments for installing and maintaining their SDH networks. VNPT recently upgraded its North-South backbone to DWDM technology at 2.5Gbps, and to maintain the backbone, the nation-wide telecommunications service provider deployed the Acterna ANT-20SE with jitter/wander. In the local loop, VNPT is rolling out 10Gbps networks in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang where the Acterna ANT-10G will perform the commissioning, acceptance and maintenance of these networks.</p>
<p>“For years, VNPT has shown its confidence in Acterna’s test equipment and this is the latest chapter in a symbiotic partnership,” said Chee-Meng Wong, Acterna’s regional director for Southeast Asia. “Our solutions are recognized for keeping pace with the fastest-growing networks in the world and we are pleased that that they meet VNPT’s requirements to install, commission and maintain their SDH networks.”</p>
<p>About the Acterna Advanced Network Tester (ANT) Product Line
Highly modular and upgradeable, the Acterna Advanced Network Tester (ANT) platform has established itself as the leading tester for advanced digital networks. Packed with power and features, the ANT-20 is a powerful all-in-one tester for SDH and SONET backbone testing. Application areas include development labs, acceptance, conformance, and functional testing in production, and even the troubleshooting of in-service networks. The ANT-20 product family delivers today what other products promise for tomorrow, including SDH, SONET, PDH, ATM, and jitter/wander. The product family also includes the Acterna ANT-40G, the newest member of the company’s successful ANT-20 line of testers. Like its predecessors, the ANT-40G is built on a flexible, Windows-based platform with an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI). The ANT-40G is a dedicated OC-768/STM-256 solution exclusively for these two bit rates. The ANT-40G is designed to help manufacturers reduce both technological and economical risk and to help network operators install, maintain and troubleshoot their backbone networks.</p>
<p>About VNPT</p>
<p>Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (VNPT) is the country's major state-owned post and telecommunications provider. It focuses on providing infrastructure and services to the nation's residents, managing logistics and sourcing, acting as consultant to other entities in the sector, and promoting postal and telecom industry development. VNPT owns eight state-affiliated companies, eight joint ventures and 13 other subsidiaries. For more information, please visit VNPT's web site: http://www.vnpt.com.vn.</p>
<p>About Acterna</p>
<p>Acterna is the world’s largest provider of communications test solutions for telecommunications and cable network operators. A trusted communications test partner for more than eight decades, Acterna offers an unmatched portfolio of award-winning instruments, systems, software and services that help its customers reduce network costs while improving performance and reliability. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA – with European and Asia Pacific operations based in Eningen, Germany and Hong Kong – Acterna serves nearly every major communications service provider and equipment manufacturer around the world through a skilled sales and support organization in 31 countries. For more details, visit www.acterna.com</p>
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<p>Media Contacts:</p>
<p>Nick Rowan, +1 240 404 1924, nick.rowan@acterna.com; Michelle Susay, +61 3 9410 9498, michelle.susay@acterna.com</p>

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