Tuesday, October 9, 2007

NEC Expands its Multi-Service Access Node Line

NEC launched two new additions to its AM3100 Series MSAN (Multi-Service Access Node) product range -- the AM3110 and AM3160 -- targeting deep fiber deployments.

The AM3110 is designed for high density Central Office and large street cabinet deployments and delivers 280 Gbps backplane capacity, 10 Gbps capacity per slot and sophisticated service flexibility supporting multiple services. It supports POTS, VDSL2, GPON, PDH, FE, and GE service interfaces. The chassis uses industry-standard PICMG ATCA architecture.

The AM3160 is for space-limited street cabinets and remote building equipment rooms and is unique in terms of its size, shape and dimensions, enabling new deployment scenarios and niche services catering for tens to hundreds of subscribers. It supports VDSL2, POTS, SHDSL, PDH, FE, and GE service interfaces. Uplink interfaces include GigE and GPON. The system is built on a MicroTCA-based architecture.

NEC said its one platform design yields lower OPEX through common spares, inventory and maintenance practices. Small form factor and card flexibility mean better matches for CAPEX to service growth.

"As we enter the third wave of broadband development, flexibility is the key. Continued cost pressure on operators and higher subscriber bandwidths drive deeper fiber penetration," stated Richard Hanscott, Vice President, Network Solutions of NEC Europe.


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