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EFFICIENT NETWORKS DEBUTS ADSL MODEM COMPATIBLE WITH 1000 ASAM.

Efficient Networks, Inc., a leading supplier of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) modems, has introduced the SpeedStream 3060 ATM over ADSL internal modem utilizing Alcatel Microelectronics' DynaMiTe ADSL chipset. Alcatel, the ADSL equipment market leader, and Efficient Networks announce that the new ADSL modem has been positively tested by Alcatel and is interoperable with the Alcatel 1000 ASAM system, the leading ADSL central office Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) solution deployed by many top-tier DSL service providers worldwide. "Our new Alcatel-compatible internal ADSL modem offers the most affordable CPE solution to the multitude of service providers who are offering DSL services based on the Alcatel 1000 ASAM system ADSL central office equipment," said Greg Langdon, vice president of marketing at Efficient Networks. "The SpeedStream 3060 represents a new strategic product line extension for Efficient Networks and reinforces our commitment to offering a wide variety of interoperable and standards-based ATM/DSL CPE." Product Specifics As the newest member of Efficient Networks' SpeedStream 3000 line of internal ADSL modems and adapters, the SpeedStream 3060 is an internal PCI modem that supports Windows 95, 98 and NT users, and utilizes industry-standard Discrete Multi-Tone (DMT) ADSL technology supplied by Alcatel Microelectronics. The SpeedStream 3060 easily installs into a PCI slot of a Windows PC, and provides an affordable solution for subscribers requiring high speed internet access and remote access to corporate network resources. The product provides data rates of up to 8 Mbps downstream and 640 Kbps upstream over standard telephone wiring. The SpeedStream 3060 utilizes Efficient's own ATM ASIC and traffic management technology. The product also supports a variety of data encapsulation methods including Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) over ATM, Ethernet over ATM, and IP over ATM. "This new product announcement positions Efficient Networks as an early supplier of a complete DSL CPE product family," said Claudia Bacco, senior DSL analyst for TeleChoice. "Compatibility with the Alcatel DSLAM furthers the goal of industry interoperability." Today Alcatel holds over 40 percent of the world market, making it the world leader in ADSL technology. Alcatel has delivered and installed its ADSL equipment at the American operators Ameritech, BellSouth, Pacific Bell, and Southwestern Bell, Singapore Telecom, Telia in Sweden, British Telecom, Bell Canada, Belgacom, Telefonica in Spain, France Telecom, Telecom Italia, and P.T. Telecom of Indonesia. Furthermore, Alcatel has successfully installed ADSL networks in China, Korea, Japan and Denmark. "DSL service providers standardizing on the Alcatel DSLAM platform are in need of a range of interoperable CPE to meet the requirements of their subscribers," said Martin De Prycker, Alcatel's vice president and general manager for Internet and ADSL. "Interoperability of Efficient Networks' SpeedStream 3060 with the Alcatel DSLAM clearly helps satisfy this need." Pre-Config Tools Aid Service Providers The SpeedStream 3060 is also supported by Efficient Networks' ProfileBuilder(TM) application which enables service providers to develop pre-configured CPE settings for rapid installation. ProfileBuilder provides service providers with a set of intuitive, easy-to-use graphical interfaces for the creation of standard service profiles to be bundled with the SpeedStream 3000 and 4000 series modems. By using service profiles, no configuration is required during installation. Setup is as simple as installing the modem into an available PCI slot in the PC, inserting a diskette with a configuration file, and clicking a mouse to install a pre-configured software module. Pricing & Availability Efficient Networks SpeedStream 3060 PCI ATM over DMT ADSL internal modem has a suggested retail price of $269 and is currently available in volume quantities. About Efficient Networks Efficient Networks, Inc. is a premier supplier of DSL customer premises equipment (CPE) to the worldwide data and telecommunications markets. The company's SpeedStream product line includes a suite of internal and external modems all designed for simple, rapid installation. As a recognized DSL market leader, Efficient Networks is a member of the ATM Forum, the ADSL Forum and the Universal ADSL Working Group. With headquarters in Dallas, Efficient Networks also has offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Northern California and Virginia. For more information, see Efficient's World Wide Web home page at www.efficient.com. About Alcatel A world leader in telecommunications systems and equipment, as well as related cables and components activities, Alcatel operates in over 130 countries. Alcatel provides complete solutions and services to operators, service providers, enterprises and consumers ranging from backbone networks to user terminals. For more information, call 972/991-3884.
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