updated 10/27/2010 8:16:01 AM ET 2010-10-27T12:16:01

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tollgrade Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:TLGD), a leading supplier of network service assurance test products and solutions, announces the general availability of the latest addition to our DigiTest family of test heads, the DigiTest ICE.BG. It combines metallic, xDSL, and g.SHDSL tests into a single unit, providing significant cost and space savings to companies who previously had to purchase separate units for xDSL and g.SHDSL testing. The ICE.BG joins Tollgrade's DigiTest ICE® test head family of products, which include the ICE.BA, ICE.G, and ICE.LE, in offering accurate, fast, and reliable test and diagnostics to quickly resolve customer issues with rapid fault identification, location, and dispatch of repair crews.

"Many of our customers are providing xDSL and Ethernet First Mile (EFM) services from the same DSLAM," said Jim Domangue, Tollgrade's Senior Product Manager. "The need to pre-qualify, verify, and troubleshoot the copper loops for both residential and business class customers makes the ICE.BG the ideal test head to tackle their service requirements. The DigiTest ICE family, combined with the LoopCare™ test OSS, has a proven high dispatch accuracy and no trouble found reporting which leads to a reduction of the number of truck rolls and OPEX savings."

The ICE.BG has been successfully deployed at a major communications provider in the United Kingdom. After deployment of the ICE.BG and LoopCare in their network for our voice over IP, data, and EFM services, they were able to accurately test and analyze both residential customers' xDSL lines and business customers' EFM service with the same test head. The small footprint of the ICE.BG allowed it to fit in the limited space of their remote cabinets, allowing the customer to provide coverage for both services.

Pricing and Availability

The DigiTest ICE.BG is available immediately from Tollgrade. For pricing and ordering information, contact sales@tollgrade.com.

About Tollgrade

Tollgrade Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of network service assurance products and services for centralized test systems around the world. Tollgrade designs, engineers, markets and supports centralized test systems, test access and next generation network assurance technologies. Tollgrade's customers range from the top telecom providers, to numerous independent telecom and broadband providers around the world. Tollgrade's network testing, measurement and monitoring solutions support the infrastructure of telecom companies, as well as for power distribution companies. For more information, visit Tollgrade online at www.tollgrade.com .

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