Palo Alto, CA - May 22nd, Copper Mountain Networks, Inc., introduced a
Multi-mode Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) line card. This ADSL
card will be capable of delivering voice and data simultaneously over
a standard POTS (plain old telephone service) line. This line card delivers
download speeds of up to 8 Mbps and upstream speeds up to 1Mbps while
being up to 28,000 feet from the Central Office (CO). This line card will
support 24 ports, a density achieved by using the latest transceiver technology,
while providing full-rate ADSL to service providers.
new card was designed to leverage broadband voice and data simultaneously
over a single copper-line, allowing consumers to perform multiple functions
without having multiple lines. The release of this product from Copper
Mountain Networks coincides with the regulatory changes revolving around
line sharing. Line sharing is the ability to have multiple conversations
or transactions over a single POTS line.
the computer industry moves towards a totally IP-based converged network
and broadband applications materialize to this new standard providers
will have the ability to deliver a converged network.
Copper Mountain's CopperEdge Multi-mode ADSL Line Card will provide Service
Providers with a device that is capable of delivering the next generation
of Broadband technology. This ADSL card will allow service providers to
deliver full-rate ADSL without having to sacrifice port density.
Mountain has also extended network intelligence to the DSL concentrator.
The DSL concentrator now contains Copper Mountain's IP IQ feature set,
which will allow providers to prioritize network and provide Quality of
Service (QoS) to support multiple types of data traffic such as voice,
video, VPN and Internet access.
type of feature set will enable service providers to develop Service Level
Agreements (SLAs) with their customers. The provision of SLAs and affordable
pricing, combined with the regulatory shift that enables line sharing,
has positioned the DSL market as a true competitor to lease line technology
(i.e., PTP, Frame Relay, and ATM).
Copper Mountain has struck "Gold" with this new Multi-mode ADSL Line Card.
This line card benefits not only the Service Provider market, but the
end user community as well. Service Providers will now be able to position
themselves to deliver converged IP-Based broadband services over a single
technology will not be available until September of 2000, but with the
regulatory changes just gearing up in the area of line sharing, Copper
Mountain is well positioned to take full advantage of the Regulatory shift.