Telcordia opens opto-comm certification lab in Taiwan

Jan 18, 2005 Ι Industry In-Focus Ι Electronics and Computers Ι By Ken LPM, CENS
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Taipei, Jan. 18, 2005 (CENS)--Telecordia Technology of the United States has inked a contract to open an opto-communication verification laboratory in cooperation with Taiwan's government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).

The lab, which is scheduled for official operation in the middle of this year, will be Telecordia's first facility of its kind in Asia and will help Taiwan's opto-comm industry go international. Previously, the U.S. company announced a plan to open a facility in Taiwan to develop next-generation telecom-service platform in cooperation with the island's telecom-service providers.

Telecordia's former identities were Bell Laboratory and Bellcore. It is a world-leading developer of telecom software. In recent years, the company has been dedicated to research and development of telecom-network technologies and supplied its technologies to around 80% of telecommunication-service providers in the United States.

Y.S. Liu, general director of ITRI's Opto-Electronics & Systems Lab, pointed out that future growth momentum of the world's opto-communication industry would come from Asian economies, notably Taiwan and mainland China. His organization's cooperation with Telecordia would offer Taiwan's suppliers an ideal testing environment and the best edge in the competition.

General director of ITRI's Computer & Communication Research Labs, Paul Lin, pointed out that the Telecordia laboratory could help Taiwanese opto-comm equipment suppliers speed up their development projects in order to quickly grasp business opportunities at a time when world productions of opto-comm equipment have centered in Asia.
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