Telecommunications services provider Compass Communications has bought technology from Nokia Siemens that it says will allow it to enter the local loop unbundling market.
Compass is deploying Nokia Siemens’ hiX5635 MSAN (multi-service access node) all-IP platform in Auckland, Christchurch and Palmerston North, and plans more installations as demand builds.
A media release from Compass says that by using the technology, “Compass will not be constrained by the limited range of wholesale offerings”.
Compass CEO Karim Hussona is quoted as saying: “The new initiative using the latest MSAN allows Compass to take advantage of the cost benefits of local loop unbundling and deliver new and highly competitive services to our customers.”
The hiX5635 MSAN enables service providers to deliver any combination of ADSL2+, VDSL2, G.SHDSLbis, Ethernet and POTS. It uses SIP (session initiation protocol) to enable migration from the POTS world to the IP one.
The Nokia Siemens gear is supplied by local integrator Agile.