"The CopperEdge platform's new G.shdsl capability and T1/E1 IMA WAN interface establish it, without question, as a leading solution for both residential and business-oriented broadband services in Europe."
Copper Mountain's CopperEdge platform supports up to 192 ports of DSL for voice, video, and data services, using any combination of ADSL, G.lite, G.shdsl, IDSL, SDSL, and T1 concurrently from a single chassis.
"We have designed our new G.shdsl offering to streamline system design and optimize performance, while directly addressing the enormous DSL deployment problem," said Tom Kovanic, vice president for Mindspeed's broadband access business.
According to market research firm IDC, there will be 100,000 business customers using G.shdsl by year's end.
ECI Telecom selected Hydra because it offers significantly lower power consumption, higher density and higher performance than competing G.SHDSL chip sets.
G.SHDSL technology is a multi-rate version of HDSL2 that operates over a copper infrastructure, employing either a single or double copper pair, depending on the amount of bandwidth desired.
The Canadian telecomms equipment maker Nortel Networks is to enhance its Universal Edge IMAS DSLAM product portfolio to support the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU's) new G.shdsl