IPDSLAM stands for Internet Protocol Digital Subscriber Line Multiplexer. At present together with Alcatel Lucent, we have delivered 5000 Network Element equipments, numbering 140,000 ports to TM Berhad.
A Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM, often pronounced dee-slam) allows telephone lines to make faster connections to the Internet. It is a network device, located in the telephone exchanges of the service providers, that connects multiple customer Digital Subscriber Lines (DSLs) to a high-speed Internet backbone line using multiplexing techniques. By placing remote DSLAMs at locations remote to the telephone exchange, telephone companies provide DSL service to locations previously beyond effective range.** In turn it allows TM Berhad to offer its streamyx services via it DEL fixed lines to its users for its broadband services.
Traditional 20th century DSLAM used Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) technology to connect to upstream ATM routers/switches. These devices then extract the IP traffic and pass it on to an IP network. IP-DSLAMs extract the IP traffic at the DSLAM itself. Thus it is all IP from there. Advantage of IP-DSLAM over a traditional ATM DSLAM is in terms of lower capital expenditure and operational expenditure and a richer set of features and functionality.**
IPDSLAM is a continuation of ATM based DSLAM for which we have started to render our solution and services with Lucent Technologies back in year 2001 and enabling nearly 800 NEs (via ATM based) to TM Berhad. To date we have delivered almost 1250 IPDSLAMs and counting, to TM Berhad, and in turn realizing 200,000 ports to TM streamyx customers.
Our total project value for the IPDSLAMs totaling more than RM100 million has shown our commitment to deliver the said solution to TM.