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Agere, NComm latest software slashes costing in telecom resets

Posted: 06 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:ncomm? mapper chips? network processor?

Agere Systems and NComm Inc. have joint software update offerings that function on Agere's network processor and mapper chips. The offerings are expected to prevent millions of dollars in lost revenues for telecom service providers and businesses during planned service updates and unplanned network outages.

According to The Gartner Group, using the latest Agere software running on the company's Advanced PayloadPlus network processor chips, and the NComm software running on Agere's Supermapper and Ultramapper chips, service providers can dynamically reset the host chip processors controlling their network equipment with no interruption in user traffic, save an estimated $2 to $4 million dollars per year, and reduce network outage time by an average of 87 hours per year, at a cost of $42,000 per hour.

Agere chips and software from NComm and Agere are key elements of multi- service, multi-protocol routing equipment, which are at the heart of edge and core networks serving today's global on-line businesses.

"With ever increasing demands in network service reliability, equipment manufacturers to whom we sell our network processors and mapper chips are valuing software capabilities that enable warm start," said Sindhu Xirasagar, senior marketing manager with Agere Systems. "With this feature, our customers can offer differentiated products that save service providers and businesses huge sums of money that would otherwise result from traffic disruptions.

"This new software is yet another example of the growing importance of reliability in the telecommunications semiconductor business equation," she added. "Decisions about which semiconductors to use are boiling down to which supplier offers the most intelligent, economical and revenue-saving software capabilities. NComm's innovative software, coupled with ours, builds on Agere's growing set of software features for our network processors and mapper chips."

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