Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Alcatel-Lucent Adds FTTB Capabilities, Including VDSL

Alcatel-Lucent introduced new fiber to the building (FTTB) capabilities for its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) portfolio of DSL and fiber access products, enabling operators to deliver up to 100 Mbps over copper in multi-dwelling unit (MDU) environments.

Alcatel-Lucent's ISAM FTTB portfolio encompasses four new products, all delivering VDSL services over the copper twisted pair in MDUs. All products share the ISAM family's DSL technology and are managed by the 5520 Access Management System (AMS), covering all ISAM copper and fiber access products.

The ISAM FTTB portfolio includes products with standard Gigabit Ethernet and GPON network aggregation links. It also supports Alcatel-Lucent's "distributed DSLAM" model - a network architecture whereby the remote DSLAMs are managed as remote line cards, connected to a central host. With this model, service providers have up to 24 times fewer nodes to manage, resulting in lower aggregation capital expenditures as well as more cost-effective operations - due to fewer software upgrades, re-use of line cards and fewer systems to configure and maintain.

Alcatel-Lucent noted that its ISAM product portfolio holds a cumulative market share of 41%, and having been deployed by more than 180 customers around the world.http://www.alcatel-lucent.com


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