ECI TELECOM SELECTS METALINK'S G.SHDSL TECHNOLOGY FOR NEXT GENERATION PRODUCTS.ECI Telecom Ltd. (Nasdaq/NM:ECIL ECIL Electronics Corporation of India Limited ) a leading provider of digital subscriber line See DSL.
(communications, protocol) Digital Subscriber Line - (DSL, or Digital Subscriber Loop, xDSL - see below) A family of digital telecommunications protocols designed to allow high speed data communication over the existing copper telephone lines between end-users and (DSL) solutions for business and residential users, has selected the Hydra G.SHDSL A DSL technology from the ITU (G.991.2) that provides symmetric transmission from 192 Kbps to 2.3 Mbps using a single copper pair, depending on distance from the central office (from 20,000 ft. to 6,500 ft.). With two wire pairs, 384 Kbps to 4.6 Mbps can be achieved. G. chip set from Metalink Ltd. (Nasdaq:MTLK), a fabless semiconductor company A fabless semiconductor company specializes in the design and sale of hardware devices implemented on semiconductor chips. It achieves an advantage by outsourcing the fabrication of the devices to a specialized semiconductor manufacturer called a semiconductor foundry or "fab. and leading provider of high-performance, symmetric digital subscriber line Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line (SDSL) is a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) variant with E1-like data rates (72 to 2320 kbit/s). It runs over one pair of copper wires, with a maximum range of about 3 kilometers. (DSL) chip sets. Metalink was first to market with a high-density (octal), central office-class G.SHDSL solution, and as a development partner, ECI Telecom plans to bring G.SHDSL solutions to worldwide ILEC (Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier) A traditional local telephone company such as one of the Regional Bell companies (RBOCs). Contrast with CLEC. See ELEC and TELRIC. markets speedily.
ECI Telecom selected Hydra because it offers significantly lower power consumption, higher density and higher performance than competing G.SHDSL chip sets. Hydra's 8-port design is ideal for high density, low power symmetric DSL line card design and supports speeds of up to 2.3 Mbps at more than 14,000 feet.
ECI Telecom's Hi-FOCuS xDSL broadband access portfolio incorporating innovative FractalLink architecture is designed to enable coexistence of different DSL technologies (e.g. ADSL See DSL.
ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line , ADSL lite, SDSL See DSL.
SDSL - Single-line Digital Subscriber Line , and VDSL) within a single platform. This ability broadens the variety of services that can be provided through the system. Its ATM over copper architecture enables the differentiation of service packages by supporting four Quality of Service (QoS) classes. The system additionally features ATM-OAM (Operation, Administration and Maintenance) capabilities.
ECI Telecom's Hi-FOCuS broadband access platform is in large deployment with leading European and Asian ILECs and will deliver broadband Internet, video, multimedia and other services to business and residential subscribers.
According to Cahners In-Stat, the worldwide demand for business-focussed symmetric DSL will grow at a combined annual growth rate of over 76% from 995.5 thousand subscribers added in 2000, to 9,654 million added in 2004.
Deployment of G.SHDSL-based platforms is expected to help ECI Telecom maintain its leadership in business-class, symmetric DSL access solutions to be provided by worldwide ILECs.
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. This revolutionary technology enables data, voice and video to be transmitted over distances never before attainable by other flavors of DSL technology. G.SHDSL delivers up to 2.3 Mbps to distances as far as 14,000 feet away. Additionally, G.SHDSL can work alongside other DSL flavors, without causing interference.