Sunday, February 27, 2005

Amedia Adds VDSL Option for its FTTP/N Solution

Amedia Networks announced a VDSL-based copper interface for its AS5000 Aggregator Switch and PG1000 Premises Gateway. The option complements the Fiber-To-The-Premises (FTTP) access solution that the company announced last year by enabling a Fiber-To-The-Node (FTTN) capability for copper based networks. Service providers, including those that currently deploy DSL services, would be able to install DMT-coded VDSL line cards in the AS5000 in order to provide standards-based Ethernet access over copper twisted pairs.

Depending on the distance between the node and the premises, the VDSL-optioned QoStream products will be able to offer between 20 Mbps to 100 Mbps over copper wires, both into and out of premises. For service providers preferring "home run solutions," the AS5000 can reside in a Central Office in addition to residing at a remote node in the outside plant.

William R. Zakowski

Amedia Networks


Security in Broadband Access

Security in the local loop hasn't been an issue up to now. Local
operating companies have deployed dedicated cabling with multiple twisted
pairs to each subscriber and MSOs have installed high speed co-ax cabling
for TV services. It's common for home workers to set up IPSec tunnels to
protect corporate information assets. Access networks must be secure,
without inadvertent distribution of data to the wrong subscriber or
deliberate theft of service.
  • Amedia Networks offers an active Ethernet-based Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) access solution. The company's Ethernet Switched Optical Network (ESON) technology, which was licensed from and jointly developed with Lucent Bell Labs, provides QoS mechanisms for delivering triple play services at up to 100 Mbps bandwidth per subscriber.

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