Optus is offering business class voice and broadband data services to SOHO and SME customers after signing an agreement with Lucent Technology to use its voice over digital subscriber line (VoDSL) technology.
The deal, part of an ongoing master supply agreement, will see Optus’ wholesale VoDSL provider XYZed expand its broadband portfolio with Lucent PacketStar 1250 Multiservice Media Gateway, Cellpipe integrated access devices and Navis AQueView Element Management System.
Lucent Australia/New Zealand CEO, Bart Vogel, said: “PacketStar allows Optus to reduce its capital and operational costs because it supports multiple applications including VoDSL and integrated IP, frame relay and ATM services on one platform. It also integrates with the existing billing and provisioning infrastructure.”
As previously reported in ARN, Optus has been selling the wholesale VoDSL service through its XYZed division with either four voice lines and a fast Internet service or eight voice lines since October. Channel partners can customise the service to suit customers’ needs.