SOURCE: ASSIA, Inc.

ASSIA, Inc.

November 21, 2011 09:00 ET

ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.5 Helps Maximize Bandwidth and Quality of Service, Reduce Costs, and Prepare for 100 Mbps Service

ASSIA DSL Expresse® 2.5 Sets New Standard, Offering Service Providers the First Mobile Application for DSL Network Management and Tools to Plan Conversions From ADSL to High-Bandwidth VDSL

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2011) - ASSIA, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance software tools for dynamic spectrum management (DSM) of digital subscriber line (DSL) networks, today released ASSIA DSL Expresse® 2.5, a new version of its flagship product for optimizing the performance of DSL networks. ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.5 features ASSIA Expresse Pro, the first mobile application for DSL network management, as well as new powerful software tools to evaluate ADSL lines for conversion to high-bandwidth VDSL (very-high-bit-rate DSL).

With this latest software offering, DSL service providers can maximize delivered bandwidth, improve quality of service, reduce operating expenses, and improve customer service. ASSIA software also enables DSL networks to deliver innovative high-bandwidth services, such as IPTV and video on demand. As a result, ASSIA today has more than 45 million DSLs under contract worldwide.

The centerpiece of ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.5 is ASSIA Expresse Pro, a mobile application that provides real-time bandwidth optimization and on-the-go troubleshooting of DSL transmission quality, stability, and overall network performance, from mobile devices such as smartphones and iPads. By providing accurate, real-time data anywhere, ASSIA Expresse Pro should reduce service time and operating expenses by up to 50 percent. ASSIA Expresse Pro is the first and only mobile application to deliver such advanced DSL diagnostics and network optimization.

ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.5 also prepares Internet service providers to deliver significantly faster DSL performance by leveraging VDSL technology. The integral VDSL Predictor feature identifies DSLs that are prime candidates for conversion to VDSL. VDSL enables reliable transfer rates of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) over copper lines, allowing operators to leverage their installed base of DSL circuits to accommodate easily high-bandwidth services.

"With ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.5, ASSIA continues to push the envelope, enabling service providers to meet growing customer demands for high-speed, high-quality DSL service," said Erik M. Keith, principal analyst of fixed access infrastructure at Current Analysis. "ASSIA's new mobile application breaks new ground in cost savings while resolving DSL performance issues faster than ever before. Other powerful new features in release 2.5 enable service providers to make a smooth migration to VDSL service and deliver higher-bandwidth, higher-margin services to their customers."

ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.5 also offers new, advanced reporting features that enable service providers to better understand their network performance, improve maintenance, and as a result, deliver superior customer service. Integration of the reporting features with other software modules of ASSIA DSL Expresse enables users to perform advanced data mining and generate custom reports. For example, ASSIA's Service Recommender feature, which conducts a network-wide performance analysis that allows operators to target customers for high-margin service products, can now leverage the new reporting features and automatically deliver highly valuable customer upsell reports to the service provider marketing department.

ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.5 integrates with all standards-based DSL equipment, allowing service providers to deploy the product on the hardware of their choice.

"ASSIA is pleased to deliver the world's most advanced DSL management platform with ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.5," said Dr. John Cioffi, ASSIA CEO and chairman. "The mobile application streamlines and reduces the cost of service provider operations, and the VDSL Predictor helps operators achieve new milestones in performance, profitability, and customer satisfaction. In general, ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.5 helps service providers worldwide compete more effectively in delivering the most cost-effective, high-speed broadband service to their customers."

ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.5 is available immediately. For more information, contact ASSIA at +1-650-654-3400 or http://www.assia-inc.com/about-assia/contact-assia/.

About ASSIA, Inc.
ASSIA Inc. is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for dynamic spectrum management of DSL networks. ASSIA's products enable DSL service providers to realize dramatic speed and reach improvements, lowering operating and capital expenses, generating incremental revenue, and opening new business opportunities in the broadband-enabled home. ASSIA has more than 45 million lines under contract worldwide with top-tier service providers 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.

ASSIA DSL Expresse is a registered trademark of ASSIA, Inc.

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