Èquipe announces Èlite LifeCycle services for the È3200

Aug. 14, 2001--Èquipe Communications Corporation announced the Èlite LifeCycle Service and Support Program for its flagship product: the Èquipe 3200 Multi-Layer Optical On-Ramp (È3200).

Èquipe Communications Corporation announced the Èlite LifeCycle Service and Support Program for its flagship product: the Èquipe 3200 Multi-Layer Optical On-Ramp (È3200). Èlite LifeCycle Services accelerate and optimize large-scale carriers' core data network deployments and operations from planning to maintenance. Èlite LifeCycle Services are a key differentiator for Èquipe and the final piece of Èquipe's Revenue-Agile Core Solution.

Èlite LifeCycle Services was purpose-built to handle the planning, design, deployment, optimization and maintenance of large-scale, facilities-based carriers. Along with the È3200, Èlite LifeCycle Services allow carriers to deploy new services by scaling their existing Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks or transition from ATM to Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) while leveraging emerging optical technologies. According to Vertical Systems Research Group, service providers have invested approximately $17 billion in ATM infrastructure worldwide since 1997.

ROI And Availability: What Carriers Want

Èlite LifeCycle Services offers tools that provide key return-on-investment (ROI) data for network and new service deployment. Its planning, design and maintenance services allow a carrier's network to be optimized for peak performance, resulting in high availability. Èlite LifeCycle Services is able to provide these benefits because of its focus on large-scale facilities-based carriers, targeted partner programs and unique set of integrated automated tools. Tools include the Business Case tool, Network Management System Design Tool, Call Admission Control Calculator, Configuration Audit Tool, Network Design Tool and Rapid Deployment Planning Tool.

Èquipe has signed agreements to support Èlite LifeCycle Services with Telechoice, Network Strategy Partners and Belenos. Another benefit offered by Èlite LifeCycle Services is customer access to Èquipe's Customer Applications Lab. Located at Èquipe headquarters in Acton, Mass., the Customer Applications Lab allows Èquipe customers to stage proof-of-concept testing with the È3200 and third-party equipment.

Customized pricing is based on a carrier's requirements. Èlite LifeCycle Services are now available.

About Èquipe Communications Corporation:

Èquipe Communications Corporation delivers high availability Revenue Agile Core Solutions that scale incumbent carrier networks and services while providing the agility to transition to packet based architectures. For more information, visit www.equipecom.com.

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