Free-Space Optical Alliance formed

May 22, 2001 The Free-Space Optical (FSO) Alliance will hold its first meeting at the Wireless Communications Association's WCA 2001 event.

May 22, 2001 The Free-Space Optical (FSO) Alliance, an advocacy group formed this year to represent this emerging sector of the broadband marketplace, will hold its first meeting at the Wireless Communications Association's WCA 2001 event, to be held in Boston, MA, in June. Comprising 13 member companies, most of which are also WCA members, the FSO Alliance will sponsor five events at the annual fixed-wireless trade show.

"FSO systems are no longer deployed as patching links in campus-like environments, " said Dr. Maha Achour, co-founder of the FSO Alliance. "On the contrary, FSO systems are viable solutions for all manner of metro-access interconnection using such complementary platforms as fiber, copper, DSL, LMDS, and other fixed-wireless technologies."

For more on WCA 2001, visit WCA International's website at: www.wcai.com.

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