Latest Version Builds on First Customer Engagements in Vectoring to Help Telcos Respond to Consumer Demand for High-Bandwidth Service
REDWOOD CITY, CA–(Marketwired – April 24, 2013) – ASSIA, Inc., a leading solutions company for broadband service providers, today announced the launch of ASSIA DSL Expresse® 3.3, the latest version of its flagship broadband management and optimization product. ASSIA DSL Expresse serves as a powerful platform for ASSIA Expresse Solutions, which address the key business needs of service providers today, including the ongoing move toward 100 Mbps speeds with vectored VDSL.
DSL Expresse 3.3 includes enhanced capabilities designed to support the growing number of service providers worldwide that are planning or already implementing upgrades to next-generation vectored VDSL networks. Vectoring technology was invented by ASSIA experts and incorporated into ASSIA software to help improve the delivery of economical, high-speed broadband services over copper lines to consumers. Now, DSL Expresse 3.3 has demonstrated that as well as delivering high speeds, it can help accelerate time to market for vectored VDSL deployments, taking months rather than years, and significantly reducing upgrade costs.
“Increasingly, service providers are recognizing the economic and commercial benefits of leveraging investments in existing copper networks by deploying vectored VDSL,” said Dr. John Cioffi, CEO and chairman of ASSIA. “As demand for high-bandwidth services, such as online video, continues to explode, ASSIA is committed to helping service providers and consumers benefit from vectored VDSL’s very high speeds. When combined with Expresse Solutions, ASSIA’s latest version of DSL Expresse can help accelerate vectoring deployments and deliver 100 Mbps broadband.”
The accelerated deployment and reduced costs of vectoring upgrades using Expresse Solutions with DSL Expresse 3.3 can help service providers remain competitive, improve customer experience, and quickly deliver compelling new broadband services to consumers. While fiber to the home (FTTH) remains an expensive and time-consuming proposition for many service providers, deploying vectored VDSL cost effectively and rapidly from a fiber-fed cabinet over copper lines into the home represents an immediate, appealing alternative.
Expresse Solutions with DSL Expresse enable service providers to plan deployments, prepare the network, and manage vectored VDSL upgrades while simultaneously managing the performance of existing DSLs. In addition, ASSIA’s multi-tenancy capability allows multiple service providers to manage their respective lines even when they share the same cabinet in an unbundled regulatory environment.
“With the release of ASSIA DSL Expresse 3.3 and Expresse Solutions, ASSIA can help accelerate vectored VDSL rollouts for service providers that increasingly have to compete with cable, LTE, and emerging fiber-to-the-home services,” said Stephen Wilson, senior analyst at research firm, Analysys Mason. “DSL Expresse is a proven, hardware-agnostic solution that can help increase customer take rates while minimizing capital expenditure on vectoring upgrade efforts.”
DSL Expresse 3.3 includes additional enhancements to the ClearView expert system. In recent deployments, call-center agents and field technicians using the recommendations produced by ClearView significantly reduced the time needed to identify and resolve issues. In combination with Expresse Solutions for Customer Care Automation, DSL Expresse has demonstrated productivity gains among customer care professionals of at least 50 percent.
DSL Expresse 3.3 also features big-data analytics and custom business-reporting capabilities that can be leveraged through the Expresse Solutions offerings to help service providers deliver a superior customer experience. In addition to providing detailed performance assessments and recommendations for network optimization, these powerful capabilities identify new service opportunities and their potential for high customer take rates.
ASSIA Expresse Solutions with DSL Expresse 3.3 is available immediately. For sales information contact ASSIA sales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ASSIA, Inc.
ASSIA, Inc. is a strategic partner and trusted solutions vendor to broadband service providers worldwide. ASSIA solutions enable providers to grow revenues, increase customer satisfaction, improve operational efficiencies, and deliver new multimedia content to the broadband-enabled home. ASSIA has more than 60 million broadband lines under contract with top-tier service providers worldwide and is backed by strategic investors, including AT&T, Mingly China Growth Fund, SFR Development, Sandalwood Partners, Sofinnova Partners, Stanford University, Swisscom Ventures, T-Ventures, and Telefonica. For more information, visit www.assia-inc.com.
Expresse is a registered trademark of ASSIA, Inc.
“ASSIA” is an acronym for “adaptive spectrum and signal alignment.”