Cisco starts Optical Compliance lab in Bangalore

By siliconindia   |   Thursday, 25 March 2004, 08:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE : Cisco Systems Inc., the company dealing in networking for the Internet, on Tuesday inaugurated its first "Optical Compliance Lab" for the Asia Pacific region in Bangalore .

The lab will do bench-testing and customised testing of Cisco's optical products for its customers in India and the Asia Pacific region, a company statement said.

It will also enable Cisco to demonstrate its optical products in India to customers and the government for regulatory approvals for the products, it said.

Inaugurating the lab, Jayshree Ullal, Group Vice-President, Optical, Cisco Systems Inc. said the Asia Pacific region is driving the growth in the telecom infrastructure market today.

" India is a key market in this region and also an IT engineering hub for the world," she said while explaining the reasons for selecting India as a destination to set up the lab.

Cisco has future plans to equip the lab with testing and measuring equipment for additional optical technologies such as storage extensions over DWDM and metro optical Ethernet, she added.

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