Sunday, February 3, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent's Smart DSL Targets Line Stability

Alcatel-Lucent announced "Smart DSL" technology for allowing network operators to guarantee DSL line stability at higher bit rates than traditional methods.

Smart DSL technology, which leverages Alcatel-Lucent's Artificial Noise and Virtual Noise (ANVN) innovations, can be integrated in the market-leading DSL Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) family and the Alcatel-Lucent 5530 Network Analyzer (NA). The Smart DSL technology uses artificial or virtual noise to mask noise and results in increased bandwidths for high-bit rate service delivery. Its ultimate goal is to ensure that the copper network can deliver the QoS and QoE promised to (and expected by) end-users.

"Concretely, this combination of ANVN, ISAM and Network Analyzer technologies achieves optimal line stability with minimal bandwidth loss, typically at as much as 30% higher bit rates than traditional solutions. This allows operators to considerably expand coverage of their copper networks for the deployment of Internet protocol television (IPTV) and other premium bandwidth services," said Luis Martinez Amago, President of Alcatel-Lucent's fixed access activities.

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