ASSIA launches new product to optimize performance of DSL networks

Telecom Lead America: ASSIA has released ASSIA DSL
Expresse 2.7, a new version of its product for optimizing the performance of
DSL networks.

ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.7 is a major first step toward
enabling incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers/local loop
unbundlers to offer and manage high-speed 100 megabits per second (Mbps)
vectored very-high-bit-rate digital subscriber line (VDSL) services.

With advanced diagnostics tools and real-time line
optimization, ASSIA empowers DSL service providers to lower their capital and
operating expenses, increase revenue, and deliver new multimedia content to the
broadband-enabled home.

Vectored VDSL delivers speeds of 100 Mbps, and
deployments will accelerate in late 2012 and 2013. Such high speeds will help
DSL maintain its lead worldwide in fixed-access broadband services.
Furthermore, such increased broadband capacity will help DSL networks play a
vital role in offloading network traffic from overloaded cellular networks via
DSL-connected Wi-Fi access points.

ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.7 is the first product to offer
advanced network management software for multi-tenant environments. The
multi-tenant architecture facilitates carrier unbundling by enabling multiple
service providers’ simultaneous use of the same software instance to optimize
their lines’ interplay and performance.

Improved multi-tenancy features offer several key
advantages: improved economies of scale in highly compartmentalized Internet
service providers (ISP), as seen particularly in China and other regions in
Asia; accelerated ISP VDSL deployment through coordination of co-existing
copper pairs’ management in preparation for vectoring; the ability to share
infrastructure costs among ISPs looking to introduce new services; and the
ability to add a regulatory “super-user” to monitor the quality and
performance of the network.

“The new features in ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.7 address
many of the challenges that I’ve heard operators are having with VDSL
deployments, such as microfilter detection and diagnostic accuracy,” said
Jeff Heynen, directing analyst, broadband access and video, at research firm

“The innovative diagnostics and optimization
included in DSL Expresse 2.7 allow these service providers to enhance the
broadband consumer’s experience while reducing costs. ASSIA recognizes that
multi-tenant technology is critical for service providers to offer
next-generation vectored VDSL for high-bandwidth multimedia content, as well as
emerging applications, such as offloading traffic from cellular networks, and
these new tools pave the way for rapid deployment,” said John Cioffi,
ASSIA CEO and Chairman.

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