Boston, MASS. — BellSouth Telecommunications is deploying the Shasta 5000 Broadband Service Node (BSN) from Nortel Networks to provide DSL access and value-added IP services to leading service providers and business customers over the high-performance Internet.
BellSouth selected Nortel Networks Shasta 5000 BSN to bring efficient and reliable IP networking to the mass market, and to enable services such as secure DSL with network-based firewalls and business-class Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).
“By deploying Nortel Networks Shasta 5000 BSN at the edge of our network, we are optimizing our network to handle the rapid growth of ADSL, and also to offer revenue-generating customized Internet services,” said Dr. David Kettler, vice president, Science and Technology and chief architect, BellSouth. “We are evolving beyond access to offer new Internet services that can deliver high-speed DSL access and differentiated, business-class VPNs to our customers.”
The advanced value-added capabilities of Nortel Networks Shasta 5000 BSN empower DSL providers such as BellSouth to provide customers with a toolkit for delivering revenue-generating IP services. BellSouth’s deployment of Shasta 5000 BSN is laying the foundation for a seamless migration from basic subscriber management to more sophisticated service offerings such as personalized broadband content delivery.
“Service providers risk leaving money on the table by selling only basic access,” said Joe Hickey, vice president and general manager, IP services, Nortel Networks. “They realize it’s no longer enough to provide just basic subscriber management to their customers. Today, they demand solutions that help them move up to revenue-generating IP services.
Nortel Networks Shasta 5000 BSN is an industry-leading platform that is enabling BellSouth to deliver on its strategy to provide value-added services for the mass market and for business customers.”
Nortel Networks Shasta 5000 BSN is designed to power the subscriber edge of the network, where ‘first mile’ technologies like DSL meet the Internet backbone, and where broadband subscribers meet broadband services and content.
Shasta 5000 BSN provides a universal aggregation point with the capability to support wholesale dial, DSL, fixed and mobile wireless, metro optical and Ethernet extension, ATM/Frame Relay, and leased line subscribers. It enables inter-exchange carriers (IXCs), competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to increase their competitive advantage by transitioning from the simple connectivity model enabled by first generation subscriber management systems to a cost-effective, network-based, value-added broadband services model.