Nortel, Agilent to collaborate on optical management

Nortel Networks Inc. and Agilent Technologies Inc. have agreed to jointly develop and market an optical management system. The offering will be designed to let service providers quickly determine when logical alarms are the result of physical fibre problems and where those problems are located. It will combine the functions of Nortel’s Preside network management and Agilent’s accessFiber products. The integrated offering will be available at the end of the year. Pricing was not disclosed. Nortel: www.nortelnetworks. com; Agilent: