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Copper Mountain, Syndesis To Accelerate DSL Deployment

DSL equipment vendor Copper Mountain Networks, Inc. and automated service provider Syndesis Ltd. have joined forces to offer services to Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) and other DSL deployment companies.

Copper Mountain and Syndesis will co-develop automated provisioning and in-service asset management solutions. The two companies are also offering an interface that provides connectivity between Syndesis' NetProvision Activator and Copper Mountain's family of DSL products.

Using standard network management interfaces, Syndesis has integrated its NetProvision service creation and activation applications with Copper Mountain's CopperEdge DSL concentrators and CopperRocket customer premise equipment (CPE).

Through this integration, service providers can create differentiable end-to-end DSL services with varying service level agreement (SLA) parameters and automatically activate the service. This solution gives service providers the scalability needed to profit from the rapid growth of DSL.

The combination of Copper Mountain's advanced DSL products and NetProvision application suite is intended to reduce subscriber activation time to a few seconds, offering savings for DSL service providers, according to Martin Steinmann, Syndesis' VP of marketing.

Capable of managing thousands of CopperEdge concentrators, Copper Mountain's management suite supports remote configuration, fault analysis, and performance monitoring capabilities.

Syndesis' NetProvision suite of applications offers a unified provisioning interface that allows in-service asset management, service assurance, service creation and activation for multiple technologies such as DSL, IP, VPN, ATM, Frame Relay, and TDM.