Hughes unveils its broadband products

By : |June 22, 1999 0

Hughes Software Systems (HSS) has announced the offering of the broadband version of two
of its acclaimed narrowband Stacks, the Broadband V5 Stack for the Access Network and
Service Node and the Broadband SS7 Stack for the network side.

The broadband products from HSS will facilitate communication companies worldwide to
evolve into broadband networks, capable of providing higher bandwidth for delivering
integrated voice, video and data communications.

The HSS Broadband V5 (VB5) offering facilitates time to market by providing the UNI SAAL
layer under the VB5 stack and a full set of applications over and above the protocol
stack. It will also provide three interface for telecom management network TMN access thus
offering a complete solution.

The second product, Broadband SS7 (B-SS7) stack, provides interworking with a synchronous
transfer mode switching systems at the network interface. This offering comes with
Signaling ATM Adaptation Layer, Broadband Message Transfer Part (MTP3-b), Broadband ISDN
user part (B-ISUP) to provide basic bearer supplementary services. Broadband Signaling
Connection Control Part (B-SCCP) to provide connectionless and connection oriented
signaling connection control services and transaction capability application part to
provide the same transaction control as in a narrowband network. The HSS offering is
flexible and allows any combination of these layers to be ordered as required by the

“HSS is committed to the evolving needs of our customers. At HSS we are investing
heavily to bring the benefits of convergence to our customers. The broadband suites along
with their narrowband counterparts from HSS will shorten time to profit for Telcos and
OEMs and deliver the benefits of higher bandwidth and speed to the end-user,” said
Arun Kumar, President and MD, HSS.

The ProtoQuick VB5 product can be useful for small and medium OEMs for fiber to the home,
switched video broadcasting, video on demand, large OEMs for their access products, test
and measurement), OEMs with products in telecom segment and private operators in new

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