Westwave's access softswitch is standards-based and interoperates with best-of-class next generation access equipment including NGDLCs
and media gateways.
Infonetics defines the BLC category as packet-based devices designed to handle the next wave of higher bandwidth per subscriber including consumer switched HDTV, with capacities of 1 to 2 orders of magnitude above the existing generation of NGDLCs
In 2003, NGDLC
and BLC revenue grew 83% and ports grew 77%, with healthy growth expected in these two categories through 2007.
The MALC product family offers flexibility with a broad range of configuration options while maintaining common management, integrated cross-connect, integrated loop qualification with internal splitters, and flow-through provisioning capabilities to clearly differentiate the platform from traditional NGDLC
The availability of this new solution coincides with recent FCC rulings -- eliminating the requirements for the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs) to unbundle NGDLC
ports," said Greg Quiggle, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Tollgrade Communications.
This allows Etisalat to uplink both narrowband and broadband traffic from the Raptor 100 DSLAMs as well as from their existing DLC, NGDLC
and DSLAM equipment onto a common Zhone network.
The Raptor is the only DSLAM that is software upgradeable to a fully functional Voice+Data NGDLC
and provides in-service software-selectable ATM or IP uplinks.
In addition, the Raptor is the only family of DSLAMs that offer software upgradeability to a fully functional voice and data NGDLC
, and provides in-service software-selectable ATM or IP uplinks.
4Q02 Market Highlights -- Thomson Multimedia closed in on Siemens, the market share leader in ADSL modems -- Sumitomo and UTStarcom were the #2 and #3 vendors of DSLAM ADSL ports -- Alcatel's NGDLC
DSL port market share improved from 58% in 3Q02 to 66% -- Motorola had a strong quarter and maintained their cable modem unit market share lead at 39% -- VINA's T1 TDM IAD unit market share increased to 25%
Supports up to 40 sub-tending DSLAM or NGDLC
systems per node via 10 quad OC3/STM1 optical interfaces, or up to 10 sub-tending systems via OC-12/STM4 optical interfaces.
The new packet ring capability expands the flexibility of the MALC product family with an even broader range of configuration options while maintaining common management, integrated cross-connect, integrated loop qualification with internal splitters, efficient bandwidth management and flow-through provisioning capabilities to clearly differentiate the platform from traditional NGDLC
These cards allow carriers to uplink both narrowband and broadband traffic from any leading DLC, NGDLC
or DSLAM thereby enabling the broadest array of available network topologies in the industry.