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Bell Canada Chooses Alcatel for ADSL Service

Bell Canada, which has been engaged in Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) trials with Alcatel, announced it has taken delivery of Alcatel's 1000 ADSL system, version 3.0.

The new version has several enhancements, including more downstream and upstream bandwidth, enhanced rate adaptability, lower power consumption, and greater reach from the service provider to the customer, all attributable to the new Alcatel Microelectronics DynaMiTe chipset.

"Upon successful testing of the Alcatel 3.0 equipment in our network, we will begin offering enhanced ADSL packages to our existing and new customers, who, in turn, will offer retail ADSL-based services to thousands of business and residential consumers throughout Bell Canada's territory," said Glen Ward, Bell Canada's Vice President, Broadband Development.

"We have found that our customers enjoy the many benefits of our ADSL offerings and that Alcatel's system meshes well with our ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) infrastructure."

ADSL-based services include Internet access, video on demand, telecommuting, telemedicine, and distance learning at data rates up to 200 times faster than current analog modems. The Alcatel 1000 ADSL solution facilitates these services with transmission rates up to 8 Mbit/s.

The Alcatel 1000 ADSL product family complies fully with NEBS and ANSI T1.413 Issue 2 standards.



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