REDWOOD CITY, CA — ASSIA, a solutions company for broadband service providers, announced the launch of Optical Network Expresse (ON-Expresse), which will support fiber-to-the-basement (FTTB), fiber-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp), and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments. ON-Expresse, an extension of its flagship DSL Expresse network management and optimization product, greatly simplifies deployment, operation and service assurance for access networks using passive optical network (PON) technology.

As service providers shift toward multi-technology approaches for delivering broadband, the growing breadth of these technologies introduces multiple layers of complexity in managing, monitoring and optimizing service delivery. With ON-Expresse, ASSIA virtualizes the broadband access network with an unmatched portfolio of hardware- and technology-independent products for open and unified management. ASSIA’s Expresse suite of products is available as a set of services, thus eliminating the costs of operating and maintaining on-premises software.

ON-Expresse lowers deployment costs by preventing defects during installation, while reducing problem-resolution time and improving dispatch productivity with expert recommendations for call centers and technicians. Additionally, ON-Expresse prevents service degradation with proactive congestion analysis and reporting. Service providers that are already using DSL Expresse benefit from a unified solution supporting all access network segments and technologies, and requiring no additional integration with existing operations support systems (OSS).