Lucent pops low-end IAD

Lucent Technologies Inc. last week unveiled a low-end addition to its ATM integrated access devices that provides access aggregation, voice over DSL and IP service delivery for enterprises.

The PacketStar (PSAX) 1000 Multiservice Media Gateway is targeted at global service providers looking to penetrate the multitenant unit (MTU) and wireless backhaul markets. The MTU market alone is expected to grow to US$6.6 billion this year, Lucent says.

The PSAX 1000 is a two rack unit high switch designed to enable service providers to offer enterprises IP VPNs, managed voice, native ATM and frame relay services. For mobile operators, the PSAX 1000 can reduce recurring expenses on T-1/E-1 and T-3/E-3 wireless backhaul costs by concentrating T-1 and E-1 private lines into a single ATM link.

This can save operators as much as 47 percent in operational costs, Lucent claims.

The PSAX 1000 costs US$15,000 and is available now. It is the third member of Lucent's PSAX line of ATM IADs, which also includes the PSAX 1250 and 2300.

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