APRIL 7, 2009 -- Tellabs (search Lightwave for Tellabs) says its new Feature Package 14 for the Tellabs 1000 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) offers service providers, particularly independent operating companies (IOCs) and regional local exchange carriers (RLECs), an easy path toward support of Ethernet and IP access in a very cost-efficient manner.
With more than 84,000 Tellabs 1000 Remote Subscriber Terminals (RSTs) installed in North America, hundreds of service providers now have an instant "shovel-ready" approach to adding IP service support. The use of the term "shovel ready" is, of course, meant to imply that such upgrades might fall under the umbrella of the Broadband Stimulus Plan. The upgrade does not require infrastructure changes, says Tellabs, and thus eliminate the need for forklift upgrades. Service providers can continue to delivering profitable traditional services as they add high-speed Ethernet and IP services via an end-to-end Ethernet access platform, they say.
The upgrade helps service providers lower costs and speeds time to market for IP/Ethernet transport and services, according to the company. The feature package is designed to enable service providers to:
- offer faster DSL, mobile backhaul, and business services without sacrificing carrier-class reliability and redundancy
- reduce power consumption by 70% compared with overlay solutions
- maintain existing switching system interface groups, offering substantial savings per upgrade.