Cisco claims that its latest digital subscriber line (DSL) offerings enable carriers to extend the reach of their services by around 30 per cent.
The networking giant will also begin adding IP DSL switching technology to its 6000 DSL range to allow service providers to carry IP traffic over ATM. This will enable sites to introduce quality of service policies on IP over ATM networks, explained Cisco officials.
The first product to feature the IP DSL technology is the 6015 IP DSL switch which enables service providers to support so-called multi-tenant units (MTU), as well as central offices and remote terminals for IP and ATM based data, voice and video services.
Cisco also announced support for the industry's G.shdsl (single-pair high-bit-rate DSL) standard which enables carriers to extend the reach of their services by 30 per cent to 18000ft and eventually to 22500ft in the future.
The standard enables products to support multiple bit rates over one pair ofcopper wires in IP and ATM environments.
"The DSL subscriber market has been largely under-served either because of distance barriers from the central office, or in the case of the MTU and remote terminal markets, lack of the right equipment," said Enzo Signore, director of marketing for the Cisco DSL and integrated access business unit.
"By introducing the Cisco 6015 IP DSL Switch and G.shdsl technology, Cisco is enabling service providers to overcome service and reach barriers to deliver IP and ATM managed multi-service applications to virtually all of the DSL addressable market," he added.
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