Date Added: Sep 2009
The Alcatel-Lucent Litespan Integrated Next-generation Add-drop multiplexer (LINA) card provides integrated Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) transport capabilities to the Alcatel-Lucent 1540 Litespan MultiService Access Node (MSAN). It supports STM-1, STM-4 or STM-16 SDH transport for Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and Gigabit Ethernet technologies. It is designed for triple play deployment over SDH, where it provides Ethernet over SDH with the flexibility to optimize bandwidth usage in the access network. The LINA card enables a smooth evolution of the traditional TDM-based access Network to a Next-Generation (NGN) packet network. This significantly improves a service provider's business case for migrating access and aggregation from TDM to packet. The card also enables data-aware usage of SDH transport capacity.