PARIS – Alcatel-Lucent released a new version of its Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) that adds FTTH capabilities to its large installed base of DSL access nodes. Service providers will be able to selectively upgrade their services without stranding their investment in existing platforms.

The company says the new capabilities built into the ETSI-based 7302 ISAM and 7330 ISAM FTTN access nodes will address three emerging needs that are key to delivering the next generation of services:

  • The need to make use of the installed copper base in mass fiber deployments
  • The new GPON and point-to-point fiber capabilities on the 7302 and 7330 ISAM platforms allow service providers to offer a mix of access technologies, using fiber and copper, through the same node. This takes up less space, consumes less energy and demands less training and software validation – so providers can offer higher bandwidth to end users at a lower operational cost.

  • The need for open networks
  • The latest release of the ISAM platform supports multiple providers offering multiple forms of content on a single network. Network owners can increase the return on their investment by opening up to more services, service providers can extend into new areas and end users get a wider range of choices for subscription content – generating value all the way down the chain.

  • The need for an intelligent access network
  • The new ISAM platform release introduces the industry’s first application enablement processor. Using the processor and its storage capacity, service providers can cache and replicate content at the node, reducing the demand for bandwidth across the network. Personalized content can be stored and assigned from the node, facilitating targeted advertising, for example.

    “By adding GPON capabilities to our 7302 ISAM and 7330 ISAM FTTN platforms, we are helping our customers to launch their next-generation fiber projects from a solid, familiar and installed base,” said Dave Geary, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s wireline activities. “This is also the first access node to comply fully with FSAN’s GPON interoperability guidelines. We are committed to interoperability, a principle which translates into shorter times to market and lower engineering barriers for our customers.”