New Dawn on the Cost of DSL Provisioning Telco Systems Touts EdgeLink VDSL as the Magic Bullet at DSLcon

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Telco Systems

    NORWOOD, Mass., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Telco Systems, a wholly owned
 subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications and a leader in network edge
 technology and IP switching platforms, today announced that its new EdgeLink
 VDSL product family is the answer to a service provider's need for low cost
 provisioning of high-speed data for MTU/MDU and small-to-medium enterprise
 clients.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000511/TELCOLOGO)
     "We've been working in the MTU/MDU space for over two decades," said Dave
 LeBeau, president of Telco Systems.  "This same customer base has deployed our
 T1 solutions since the day we opened our doors.  Recent DSL assessments by
 Current Analysis have confirmed what our experience has already taught us;
 small-to-medium enterprise clients will be among the primary business drivers
 in making VDSL a success.  What they want is better than T1 performance, at a
 lower than T1 price, and we have the answer.  Our new EdgeLink VDSL solution
 can be installed as easily as any Ethernet switch, and EdgeLink VDSL network
 termination units can be hooked up by the customer as easily as a fax or
 answering machine."
     "Truck rolls are what have been killing the DSL providers," said Dave
 Boulos, vice president of product management. "Too much time is spent running
 down problems between the CO and client due to issues associated with
 crosstalk and line quality when multiple ADSL lines are mixed in the same
 cable bundles, or mixed in a bundle that is carrying other traffic types.
 Carriers deploying Telco Systems' EdgeLink VDSL will not face these service
 delivery challenges, because VDSL is carried at frequencies that allow
 multiple VDSL lines, as well as other transmission protocols within the same
 cable sheath."
     Telco Systems' VDSL is price comparable to ADSL, but miles apart when it
 comes to services that it can support.  For the business user, EdgeLink VDSL
 supports real-time desktop applications by delivering 10 Mbps symmetrical. For
 residential use, EdgeLink VDSL provides more than adequate bandwidth to
 delivery voice, data and several real-time broadcast quality videos, a service
 combination that ADSL cannot support.
     With EdgeLink VDSL being a pure IP delivery system, Service Providers can
 transport their customer's IP traffic without the need to encapsulate it in
 other formats such as ATM or Frame Relay, both of which add complexity and
 maintenance cost to the network, and exhaust valuable channelized resources in
 the process.
     EdgeLink VDSL provides bi-directional 10 Mbps service through the use of
 10BaseS QAM technology, which maximizes the distance capability on copper
 pairs, while eliminating interference with other services in the same bundle.
 EdgeLink V24S VDSL Switch supports 24 ports, but may be stacked to add
 capacity.  Uplinks to the CO or serving office are Gigabit Ethernet on single
 mode fiber with a range of up to 6 km.  The VDSL switch offers cost advantages
 over a DSLAM by providing the same functionality for backhaul transport with
 added switch capabilities. This function eliminates the need to transport
 locally switch traffic back to the Central office.
     EdgeLink V24S' non-blocking architecture supports a variety of uplink
 options including fiber-based Gigabit Ethernet and fiber-or-copper-based
 10/100 Mbps Ethernet with port trunking capability to increase aggregate
 bandwidth.  Occupying only 1.5 rack units, EdgeLink V24S offers the highest
 bandwidth and port density per cubic inch available, making it the best choice
 for cramped wiring closets and co-locations.  EdgeLink VTU10 VDSL Termination
 Unit is a simple and cost-effective means of providing POTS, Internet and
 video to end-users over their existing 2-wire copper telephone lines. The unit
 installs quickly and is easy to operate.
     EdgeLink V24S (24-port VDSL Switch) and EdgeLink VTU10 (VDSL Termination
 Unit) are ideal for MTU/MDU (Multi-Tenant Unit, Multi-Dwelling Unit), SOHO
 (Small Office, Home Office), campus environments; and high-bandwidth
 applications, such as streaming video, video on demand and surveillance; all
 using existing two-wire facilities.
 
     About Telco Systems
     Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, Telco Systems has focused on carrier
 solutions for more than 25 years. As a part of the BATM family of companies,
 Telco Systems provides industry leading solutions for 10/100 Mbps services
 over Gigabit Ethernet fiber, VDSL solutions for the MTU/MDU market, the
 broadest possible range of IP platforms, and the company's EdgeLink family of
 integrated access, multi-service access and multi-service broadband transport
 products for seamless migration from circuit-based equipment to emerging
 packet/cell technologies.
     Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced
 Communications. BATM (London stock exchange ticker symbol: BVC) is a worldwide
 leader in designing and supplying IP packet-based systems, such as high-
 capacity, self-routing switches with extensive QoS.
     For more information, please visit Telco Systems' web site at
 www.telco.com and BATM Advanced Communications' web site at www.batm.com.
 
 

SOURCE Telco Systems
    NORWOOD, Mass., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Telco Systems, a wholly owned
 subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications and a leader in network edge
 technology and IP switching platforms, today announced that its new EdgeLink
 VDSL product family is the answer to a service provider's need for low cost
 provisioning of high-speed data for MTU/MDU and small-to-medium enterprise
 clients.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000511/TELCOLOGO)
     "We've been working in the MTU/MDU space for over two decades," said Dave
 LeBeau, president of Telco Systems.  "This same customer base has deployed our
 T1 solutions since the day we opened our doors.  Recent DSL assessments by
 Current Analysis have confirmed what our experience has already taught us;
 small-to-medium enterprise clients will be among the primary business drivers
 in making VDSL a success.  What they want is better than T1 performance, at a
 lower than T1 price, and we have the answer.  Our new EdgeLink VDSL solution
 can be installed as easily as any Ethernet switch, and EdgeLink VDSL network
 termination units can be hooked up by the customer as easily as a fax or
 answering machine."
     "Truck rolls are what have been killing the DSL providers," said Dave
 Boulos, vice president of product management. "Too much time is spent running
 down problems between the CO and client due to issues associated with
 crosstalk and line quality when multiple ADSL lines are mixed in the same
 cable bundles, or mixed in a bundle that is carrying other traffic types.
 Carriers deploying Telco Systems' EdgeLink VDSL will not face these service
 delivery challenges, because VDSL is carried at frequencies that allow
 multiple VDSL lines, as well as other transmission protocols within the same
 cable sheath."
     Telco Systems' VDSL is price comparable to ADSL, but miles apart when it
 comes to services that it can support.  For the business user, EdgeLink VDSL
 supports real-time desktop applications by delivering 10 Mbps symmetrical. For
 residential use, EdgeLink VDSL provides more than adequate bandwidth to
 delivery voice, data and several real-time broadcast quality videos, a service
 combination that ADSL cannot support.
     With EdgeLink VDSL being a pure IP delivery system, Service Providers can
 transport their customer's IP traffic without the need to encapsulate it in
 other formats such as ATM or Frame Relay, both of which add complexity and
 maintenance cost to the network, and exhaust valuable channelized resources in
 the process.
     EdgeLink VDSL provides bi-directional 10 Mbps service through the use of
 10BaseS QAM technology, which maximizes the distance capability on copper
 pairs, while eliminating interference with other services in the same bundle.
 EdgeLink V24S VDSL Switch supports 24 ports, but may be stacked to add
 capacity.  Uplinks to the CO or serving office are Gigabit Ethernet on single
 mode fiber with a range of up to 6 km.  The VDSL switch offers cost advantages
 over a DSLAM by providing the same functionality for backhaul transport with
 added switch capabilities. This function eliminates the need to transport
 locally switch traffic back to the Central office.
     EdgeLink V24S' non-blocking architecture supports a variety of uplink
 options including fiber-based Gigabit Ethernet and fiber-or-copper-based
 10/100 Mbps Ethernet with port trunking capability to increase aggregate
 bandwidth.  Occupying only 1.5 rack units, EdgeLink V24S offers the highest
 bandwidth and port density per cubic inch available, making it the best choice
 for cramped wiring closets and co-locations.  EdgeLink VTU10 VDSL Termination
 Unit is a simple and cost-effective means of providing POTS, Internet and
 video to end-users over their existing 2-wire copper telephone lines. The unit
 installs quickly and is easy to operate.
     EdgeLink V24S (24-port VDSL Switch) and EdgeLink VTU10 (VDSL Termination
 Unit) are ideal for MTU/MDU (Multi-Tenant Unit, Multi-Dwelling Unit), SOHO
 (Small Office, Home Office), campus environments; and high-bandwidth
 applications, such as streaming video, video on demand and surveillance; all
 using existing two-wire facilities.
 
     About Telco Systems
     Based in Norwood, Massachusetts, Telco Systems has focused on carrier
 solutions for more than 25 years. As a part of the BATM family of companies,
 Telco Systems provides industry leading solutions for 10/100 Mbps services
 over Gigabit Ethernet fiber, VDSL solutions for the MTU/MDU market, the
 broadest possible range of IP platforms, and the company's EdgeLink family of
 integrated access, multi-service access and multi-service broadband transport
 products for seamless migration from circuit-based equipment to emerging
 packet/cell technologies.
     Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced
 Communications. BATM (London stock exchange ticker symbol: BVC) is a worldwide
 leader in designing and supplying IP packet-based systems, such as high-
 capacity, self-routing switches with extensive QoS.
     For more information, please visit Telco Systems' web site at
 www.telco.com and BATM Advanced Communications' web site at www.batm.com.
 
 SOURCE  Telco Systems

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