Alcatel-Lucent expands portfolio with eco-sustainable broadband access gear
Date: Mon, 03/09/2009 - 14:55
Two existing technologies - Alcatel-Lucent’s distributed digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) concept, as well as a series of passively cooled fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) DSLAMs - are now complemented by a whole new range of eco-sustainable indoor optical network terminals (ONTs), which are located at the customer’s premise and convert optical signals back into electrical voice, video or data.
The new indoor ONTs consume up to 30 percent less power and are compact - requiring minimal space at the customer’s premise - easy to install, ready to include residential gateway functionalities.
Alcatel-Lucent’s unique distributed DSLAM concept - supported by the Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) family of products – enables service providers to manage up to 24 times fewer nodes in FTTB or fiber-to-the-node architectures, resulting in more cost-effective operations. Additionally, through the use of simplified backplanes, power consumption is reduced by up to 20%.
At home, a number of important savings can be made as well. By introducing FTTB DSLAMs with a so-called “passive cooling” mechanism, up to a 10 percent power savings can be realized compared to traditional FTTB DSLAMs that are actively cooled. An additional benefit lies in the elimination of all noise that traditionally accompanies an active cooling system. Thus this range of Alcatel-Lucent FTTB DSLAMs not only allows end-users to save on their energy bill, it is so quiet it can be installed in virtually any room in a home or office.
“Alcatel-Lucent is deeply committed to ensuring that our customers are able to continuously reduce their carbon footprint while offering consistently high-quality services to their subscribers. Launching innovative and eco-sustainable technologies that really make a difference, is top of mind for us,” said Dave Geary, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireline Networks activities. “The distributed DSLAM concept, as well as the passively cooled FTTB DSLAM and eco-sustainable ONT innovations, offer dramatic energy and cost savings to our customers.”