Etisalat selects Zhone SLMS

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) has selected Zhone Technologies’ Single Line Multi-Service (SLMS) architecture, signing a supply contract to support the company's multi-service DSL service across the United Arab Emirates.

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By  Richard Brown Published  November 13, 2002

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) has selected Zhone Technologies’ Single Line Multi-Service (SLMS) architecture, signing a supply contract to support the company's multi-service DSL service across the United Arab Emirates.

Etisalat will deploy Zhone's BAN (Broadband Access Node) next-generation DSLAM with an integrated V 5.2 voice gateway to deliver leased-line and high-speed internet services over a packet network, simultaneously offering derived voice services over the same loop using VoDSL.

The entire network is being managed with Zhone's ZMS Management System for network, element and service management. According to Zhone, SLMS provides Etisalat with ample backplane capacity for both current and future service delivery, line and trunk flexibility and OSS Integration.

"Etisalat's selection of Zhone's SLMS architecture is further evidence of the need for a manageable, scalable, cost-effective broadband access solution," said Mike Scheck, Vice President of International Sales for Zhone. "This deployment further demonstrates global market acceptance for SLMS and Zhone's worldwide dedication to the next-generation local-loop infrastructure. No other company can make that claim."

Zhone's SLMS architecture is the industry's first next-generation, local-loop network developed to deliver both narrowband and broadband service while reducing the cost of the network. Designed for outside cabinet deployments, MDUs and COs, SLMS extends multi-service networking across the local loop / last mile, combining traditional voice, voice-over-packet and broadband data in a carrier class access platform. Zhone's SLMS architecture is currently deployed at dozens of carriers on five continents.

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