ANDA Introduces EtherSLAM

ANDA Networks announces its new EtherSLAM 'access DSLAM' for Ethernet

June 6, 2006

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CHICAGO -- ANDA Networks, the leader in carrier-class metro Ethernet access for fiber and copper-based networks, announced today the new EtherSLAM™ “access DSLAM” for Ethernet, the newest addition to the award-winning ANDA EtherTone product family. The EtherSLAM™ (Ethernet Service Line Access Mux or E-SLAM for short) enables carriers to cost effectively address the “sweetspot” for their enterprise customer’s 10-50Mbps E-Line and E-LAN Ethernet service. This successor to traditional private line and frame relay tariffed services, could not previously be cost effectively deployed over fiber. ANDA’s new EtherSLAM applies the concept of a residential DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Mux) to the business broadband marketplace by enabling carriers a cost-effective, high-density solution to offer Ethernet services ubiquitously over existing copper, fiber or wireless access infrastructure.

EtherSLAM enables carriers’ maximum service coverage by providing cost-effective aggregation of Ethernet over existing bonded T1/E1/DS3/E3 copper access connections, widely available on a worldwide basis. According to Business Communications Review, Vertical Systems, and Western European Telecom Statistics, only 11% of all North American business buildings are directly connected by fiber and in the EU countries, only 5% are actually fiber connected. The new ANDA EtherSLAM is a cost-effective way for carriers to deploy 1-10M Ethernet or 10-100M service tariffs not only over dark fiber or fiber based SONET/SDH but also via widely deployed bonded copper circuit infrastructure. The new EtherSLAM is also complementary with ANDA’s currently deployed 6200+ systems of EtherTone products by providing low-speed, high-density Ethernet service aggregation for carrier’s sub-100M Ethernet services via a simple daughter card connection to any existing EtherEdge 4000 chassis.

”ANDA’s new E-SLAM product addresses one of the key problems that carriers are facing as they roll out their Ethernet service offerings similar to what happened with DSL deployments” says Stan Hubbard, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading. “According to our survey of carriers, reach and availability is the key barrier as Ethernet services have been primarily limited to connections over fiber. The E-SLAM product can now effectively scale to meet business Ethernet customer demand locally, regionally or worldwide over copper or fiber based facilities from one ANDA access platform”.

ANDA Networks Inc.

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