Network processor promises big savings
A next-generation, higher-performance network processor chip works with new network processor software to save telecomms service providers millions of dollars in revenues due to network outages.
Agere Systems has developed a next-generation, higher-performance network processor chip, the APP600 series, along with new network processor software that it reckons can save telecomms service providers millions of dollars in revenues due to network outages The company has also disclosed details about a live demonstration converging streams, cell and frames onto a multiservice, packet-switched network
These announcements are being made to coincide with the upcoming Supercomm 2005 trade show being held from 7th to 9th June 2005 in Chicago (Agere Booth 20025).
The new software for Agere's Advanced PayloadPlus APP550 and the new APP650 network processor chips slash the cost of downtime during telecomms resets, saving potentially millions of dollars per year.
By using new Agere software running on Agere's chips, service providers can dynamically reset the host chip processors controlling their network equipment with no interruption in user traffic.