Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent Releases Eco-Efficient DSLAM

Alcatel-Lucent introduced a high-capacity and eco-efficient digital subscriber line (DSL) platform that it calculates will consume up to 25% less power compared to conventional DSL solutions. The reduced power consumption is achieved using the latest generation of DSL line cards, the company's unique distributed DSLAM concept and Alcatel-Lucent's Smart DSL technology.

Alcatel-Lucent said its latest ISAM release is also the first commercially-available DSL platform for ETSI markets that delivers 50 Mbps to all users -- with peaks up to 100 Mbps -- using new, third generation VDSL line cards.

"Today, standards exist that allow modems to go in a low-power mode when user traffic is low. However, re-activating these modems causes power fluctuations -- resulting in crosstalk and destabilizing the network," said J├╝rgen Lison, Vice-President of Alcatel-Lucent's ISAM product unit. "Alcatel-Lucent's green DSL provides operators with a unique, end-to-end solution that overcomes these issues -- enabling a significant reduction of the modems' power consumption across a service provider's subscriber base without causing any line stability issues. This is a value proposition that cannot be provided by any other vendor in the industry today."

"Release-4 of the ISAM platform puts Alcatel-Lucent more than one year ahead of its competitors," said Dave Geary, President of Alcatel-Lucent's Wireline Networks activities. "The ISAM platform enables our customers to deliver the most bandwidth-intensive services over their copper architectures, by leveraging -- for instance - last-mile bonding support, which is a first in ETSI markets. We are confident that our ‘more bandwidth with less power' value proposition will again create a big stir in the DSL industry -- just as the launch of the ISAM platform five years ago."http://www.alcatel-lucent.com