SOURCE: Carrier Access

April 17, 2007 08:45 ET

Carrier Access and Tellabs Cut Backhaul Costs for Wireless Service Providers

Integrated Solution Addresses Bandwidth Bottlenecks and Provides Superior Performance

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- Carrier Access Corporation (NASDAQ: CACS) and Tellabs® have developed an integrated solution to reduce the amount of bandwidth that wireless operators need to transport 2G, 3G and IP traffic. The solution enables wireless operators to carry both GSM and UMTS traffic over a common backhaul network and share bandwidth dynamically between the three traffic types -- upgrading radio access network (RAN) capacities while minimizing recurring costs.

"Integration of Carrier Access FLEXengine™ with the Tellabs® 5500 system offers wireless operators the ability to reduce 2G and 3G operating expenses today, yet be confident that they have a solution that upgrades to IP convergence," said David Ratner, senior vice president of Carrier Access® Wireless Solutions Group. "By working with Tellabs, we are able to offer North American wireless customers an integrated, end-to-end managed radio data network solution. This joint solution is unique in offering the capacity, efficiency, and quality needed by national wireless mobile operators for the upgrade to broadband services."

North American wireless providers face increasing pressure to meet user demands for more bandwidth and new 3G services, such as wireless internet -- resulting in escalating wireless backhaul costs and complicated networks. The joint company solution integrates Carrier Access' innovative and patent pending FLEXengine technology with the industry-leading Tellabs® 5500 digital cross-connect system, part of the Tellabs IntegratedMobile(SM) solution. Combined with the Carrier Access Axxius® 800 and MASTERseries™ cell-site solutions, the RAN data solution offers wireless operators unprecedented network optimization, manageability and flexibility to deploy current and future revenue-generating services.

"Wireless providers count on Tellabs to advance their networks into the future and give them an edge over competitors," said Dan Kelly, executive vice president of transport products for Tellabs. "With this new solution, North American GSM wireless carriers can increase bandwidth cost-effectively to meet users' needs for superior performance of new mobile services."

The joint solution will be available for customer testing during the second quarter of 2007.

About Carrier Access Corporation

Carrier Access (NASDAQ: CACS) provides consolidated access technology designed to streamline the communication network operations of wireless and wireline carriers, cable operators, enterprises and government agencies. Carrier Access products enable customers to consolidate and upgrade access capacity and implement converged IP services, while lowering costs and accelerating service revenue. Carrier Access' technologies help our customers do more with less. For more information, visit www.carrieraccess.com or call 303-218-5707.

Forward-Looking Statement Caution

Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein constitutes forward-looking statements, which reflect management's best judgment based on factors currently known. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include general economic and business conditions, the ability to develop specific projects, the ability to fund operations and changes in customer requirements and other risks detailed in our SEC filings, including our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements included in this press release. We do not undertake any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Axxius and Carrier Access are registered trademarks, and FLEXengine and MASTERseries are trademarks of Carrier Access Corporation in the US. All other company or product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of the respective companies. Carrier Access reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. Products, solutions and/or related specifications referenced in this press release are not guaranteed.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Debra Layton
    Carrier Access
    303.218.5524
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