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Acterna's Global Service Solutions Division Launches VoIP Training and Other Educational Programs in Asia Pacific - Series of 'Education Course Flows' Builds on Acterna's Robust Suite of Services

  • 06 December, 2004 12:53

<p>Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Hong Kong: Monday, December 6 2004 – Acterna’s Global Service Solutions division has introduced a series of Education Course Flows to prepare, educate and train network operators focused on the deployment of advanced new services, such as voice over IP (VoIP). The Education Course Flows are delivered by Acterna professionals with a deep understanding of the methodologies and techniques that can help network operators accelerate deployment of new services and increase reliability and quality. The Education Course Flows are immediately available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.</p>
<p>“Acterna’s Global Service Solutions division continues to offer attractive services ranging from instrument support for the field technician to complex, global network management initiatives,” said Bill Howden, vice president of Acterna's Global Service Solutions division. “Our Education Course Flow initiative underscores Acterna’s commitment to understanding the most important needs of our customers. We are well prepared to help our customers understand the potential pitfalls of VoIP, for example, a complex service that is poised for significant growth.”</p>
<p>According to industry sources, VoIP traffic is expected to more than double from 30 billion minutes this year to 80 billion by 2007.</p>
<p>Howden added, “Our Course Flows program ensures customers have access to our depth of industry knowledge, technical expertise and the do’s-and-don’ts that enable smooth service deployment. Global Service Solutions will continue to provide solutions that let customers speed service deployment, improve network operations, ensure customer satisfaction and increase profitability.”</p>
<p>In addition to VoIP, the complete set of Course Flow programs address technologies such as fiber, transport, IP/VPN, and access technologies. All course flows consist of three or four 1-day sessions delivered on-site at the customer location, or in open enrollment classes.</p>
<p>Acterna provides a complete series of education and training programs, as well as an entire set of industry-leading services, including: VoIP troubleshooting and baselining, fiber characterization and on-site calibration services to efficiently calibrate test equipment to industry standards. Education Course Flows are part of a comprehensive suite of Acterna communications test services and solutions, including:</p>
<p> Acterna Certified Equipment (ACE) -- a global program leveraging the company’s processes, support team and ability to efficiently and effectively overhaul and resell equipment that might otherwise languish as excess inventory, or that is beyond economic repair. With ACE, all software updates, engineering changes, functional verifications, calibrations, and repairs are fully completed, ensuring the equipment will meet industry standards and specifications. ACE also ensures that these products are supported by Acterna's leading services, warranty and technical assistance.</p>
<p> Acterna’s Fiber Characterization Service -- a complete end-to-end fiber characterization test and consulting service for carriers and enterprises measuring overall fiber quality. It measures properties of a fiber optic installation such as losses, reflections, and dispersions, enabling rapid verification of the fiber's integrity and capacity. It also provides recommendations for improvements on the network.</p>
<p> On-Site Calibration Services -- a comprehensive approach to calculating a test instrument’s performance against a known reference standard, a process to report those results, and the ability to conduct necessary adjustments that correct performance deviations to ensure the instrument meets manufacturer specifications.</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.</p>
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<p>For Immediate Release</p>
<p>Media contacts:</p>
<p>Nick Rowan, +1 240 404 1924,</p>
<p>Michelle Susay, +61 3 9410 9498,</p>

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