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Intel, Alcatel collaborate on AdvancedTCA platforms for mobile solutions

Posted: 27 May 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:advanced telecom computing architecture? mobile? alcatel?

Intel Corp. and Alcatel have signed an agreement to improve time to market of Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA) platforms for mobile service providers.

Both companies will work on the design and development of AdvancedTCA subsystem building blocks to increase standardization and component interoperability across the mobile telecommunications industry.

The Alcatel solutions resulting from the collaboration are expected to be available in early 2006, and use an Intel Pentium M processor-based AdvancedTCA single board computer.

AdvancedTCA is a series of industry standard specifications for the next-generation of carrier-grade communications equipment. It incorporates the latest trends in high-speed interconnect technologies and next-generation processors, for improved reliability, manageability and serviceability, resulting in a new blade (board) and chassis (shelf) form factor optimized for communications.

Moreover, Alcatel will participate in Intel's standard product definition process, ensuring a tight match between requirements and customer usage models.

In addition to the implementation effort, the companies remain closely aligned in their participation with standards bodies defining the specifications for modular communications platforms, such as PICMG for AdvancedTCA, Service Availability forum for high-availability middleware and OSDL for Carrier-Grade Linux.

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