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LSI Enables Next-Generation Tiered Services for Broadband Networks


Service-aware software allows service providers to configure any-to-any networks for increased revenue and significantly reduced operational costs

CHINA BROADBAND TRIPLE PLAY CONFERENCE, BEIJING, China, LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced its Broadband Access Functional Programming Interface (FPI) 8.0 for the company’s APP3300 and APP300 communication processors, now widely deployed in Tier 1 VDSL and ADSL networks around the world. The new LSI software is a comprehensive solution that provides new and existing customer premise equipment with unmatched flexibility and interoperability. Rather than inefficient over-provisioning, network providers can now use service-aware software to shape the next generation of user-driven, tiered-pricing models including triple-play services.

“As service providers create new offerings based on quality of experience (QoE) rather than just delivered bandwidth, their requirements are advancing rapidly,” said Bob Wheeler, senior analyst at The Linley Group. “By working with service providers to understand these requirements, LSI is delivering advanced features that go beyond industry standards.”

Increasing adoption of high-bandwidth services such as IPTV, video on demand (VoD), video collaboration (telepresence) and on-line gaming are rendering the current generation of bandwidth-based subscription packages obsolete. Ramping bandwidth alone is inherently inefficient, erodes service provider profit margins and is incapable of delivering the expected QoE.

By converting existing network pathways into highly configurable smart pipes, LSI Broadband Access FPI 8.0 ushers in a new generation of service-aware, tiered subscription plans. Using programmable hardware schedulers in the APP communications processor and its own hierarchical scheduling algorithms, the FPI enables network traffic to be dynamically shaped for specific services and subscribers. It also provides multiple levels of policing and priority re-marking to enable the enforcement of a broad range of service-level agreements, which allows service providers to personalize subscription plans and guarantee quality levels.

“LSI’s newest Broadband Access FPI 8.0 allows network services to be cost-effectively provisioned and managed,” said Sindhu Xirasagar, network processor software product line manager, Networking Components Division, LSI. “This new solution enables service providers to increase the intelligence, control and security of their networks and deliver higher-value, tiered-subscription services at lower incremental cost.”

LSI Broadband Access FPI 8.0 supports a broad range of service provider network deployments, is easily installed on existing equipment that uses LSI communications processor technology and is configurable with any brand of customer premise equipment. DSLAM systems using LSI Broadband Access FPI 8.0 can support any combination of VDSL, ADSL and SHDSL ports, which allows selected services to be introduced without replacement of deployed network equipment. Because the new software features a single API for the complete suite of LSI APP3300 and APP300 devices, OEMs can leverage a single application across a broad system portfolio. The result is a solution that can deliver cost-optimized, any-to-any networks over a wide range of performance levels.

LSI will showcase the LSI quality of experience solution based on the APP3300 in the Rhine room, 2F, at the Presidential Plaza Hotel on 9 Fuchengmenwai Road, Xicheng District, Beijing, China, during the China Broadband Triple Play Conference on March 25 and 26.

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