Alcatel Sweetens Sonet Software

Software upgrade enables the Alcatel 1631 LMC to scale from a 240 DS3/STS1 equivalent port system up to 3,360-ports

July 12, 2001

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DALLAS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA), a world leader in intelligent optical networking, today announced the evolution of its 1631 LMC SONET wide-band digital cross-connect. The new software release that brings this evolution provides carriers with operational and maintenance cost savings via unparalleled flexibility and superior upgradability to the largest port matrix in the industry. Due to industry consolidation and rapid network growth, carriers and service providers are struggling to reduce their operational expenditures and minimize expensive central office floor space. The new software upgrade enables the Alcatel 1631 LMC to scale from a 240 DS3/STS-1 equivalent port system, up to the industry leading 3,360-port configuration. Service providers can perform this upgrade while the equipment is in-service, without having to remove any of the original 1631 LMC modules."We have significantly enhanced the Alcatel 1631 LMC to offer our customers unequalled capacity and functionality," said Miguel Garcia, vice president of marketing for Alcatel's terrestrial networks activities in the United States. "With the ability to scale from 240 to 3,360 ports and the system's remote access functionality, the 1631 LMC can drastically reduce network operators' operational and administration costs."Alcatel SA

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