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Preventing reliability and quality problems is much more cost effective than correcting them. That is just what Bellcore Reliability and Quality (R&Q) Analysis is all about. At the direction of its clients, Bell Communications Research, Inc. (Bellcore) performs reliability and quality analyses on a selected set of telecommunications products well in advance of actual purchases and product deployment. These analyses provide Bellcore clients with valuable information for their use at their discretion in several activities: selecting products and suppliers, identifying areas for reliability and quality improvements, and establishing R&Q contract terms and conditions.