BERLIN (ots) - DSL World Forum-Spirent Communications(TM), a
wholly owned business group of Spirent plc (LSE:SPT;NYSE:SPM), has
signed a two-year Master Purchasing Agreement (the 'Agreement') with
European communications equipment manufacturing leader, Alcatel.
The Agreement, which also designates Spirent as one of Alcatel's
global preferred suppliers, will be effective for Alcatel's worldwide
operations. It will cover products from Spirent Communications
Performance Analysis division, including core network testing, router
testing, and IP performance evaluation.
The Agreement builds upon an existing and long-standing customer
relationship between Alcatel and Spirent, and serves as confirmation
of the successful cooperation between the teams for developing
methods of laboratory and remote testing.
"With this Agreement, Spirent will expand its role to help Alcatel
accelerate the development of its products and keep time-to-market to
a minimum," said François Surinx, Spirent's global key account
manager for Alcatel. "Alcatel has always been one of Spirent's most
innovative and loyal customers. We have successfully worked together
for some time to develop many new testing ideas, and we look forward
to furthering this relationship under the new Agreement."
Spirent has brought an innovative approach and strong support in
the development of several testing solutions for Alcatel, including
new tools and methods to accelerate the testing of Alcatel's RCP7770
Core router product. Spirent also has been also one of the key test
equipment providers for Alcatel's DSL test environment.
Alcatel designs, develops and builds innovative and competitive
communications networks, enabling carriers, service providers and
enterprises to deliver any type of content, such as voice, data and
multimedia, to any type of consumer, anywhere in the world. Relying
on its leading and comprehensive products and solutions portfolio,
stretching from end-to-end optical infrastructures, fixed and mobile
networks to broadband access, Alcatel's customers can focus on
optimizing their service offerings and revenue streams. With sales of
EURO 25 billion in 2001, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries.
About Spirent Communications
Spirent Communications is a worldwide provider of integrated
performance analysis and service assurance systems for
next-generation network technologies. Spirent's solutions accelerate
the profitable development and deployment of network equipment and
services by emulating real-world conditions in the lab and assuring
end-to-end performance of large-scale networks. www.spirentcom.com
Spirent Communications is a wholly owned business group of Spirent
plc, an international network technology company. Spirent plc is
listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker:SPT). The company is also
listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker:SPM; CUSIP number:
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ots Originaltext: Spirent Communications
Director, Public Relations