BARCELONA, Spain, February 11 /PRNewswire/ --

- Newest access superstar delivers video, data and voice to world's smallest screens

Mobile World Congress -- Star-gazing mobile operators worldwide have been wishing for a hot, new network solution with all-round talent. A solution that is small, tough and versatile, and also enables providers to offer high-bandwidth 3G services without breaking the bank.

Tellabs introduces an all-star solution. The Tellabs(R) 8607 access switch is premiering at this year's Mobile World Congress, one of the World's largest mobile events and exhibitions.

"For advanced mobile services such as m-commerce, gaming, and location-based applications to gain traction with users, network reliability is critical," said Michael Howard, principal analyst from Infonetics Research. "There is no doubt that strengthening mobile backhaul improves the overall user experience for 3G applications, thereby enhancing the opportunity for operator revenue."

The new Tellabs 8607 access switch is a single, flexible solution for seamlessly connecting any generation mobile site to the rest of the network because it includes TDM, ATM, IP and Ethernet. Smartly designed to also include DSL functionality without additional hardware, this single device performs DSL jobs traditionally done by two devices. Since it makes deployment and management easier, it performs like a star in rapid deployments.

Always ready for its close-up

The carrier-class Tellabs 8607 switch ensures the network stays up, regardless of conditions. Features such as power redundancy and environmental hardening increase reliability and enable use in a wide range of temperatures. These features, not often found in solutions of this size, ensure that mobile users can always access their favorite mobile services, whether it's watching a movie or buying tickets to a premiere.

"The Tellabs 8607 access switch's size, ability to perform in extreme temperatures and support of fiber, copper, Ethernet and DSL makes it the most versatile solution for mobile service providers across the globe," said Mika Heikkinen, vice president and general manager of managed access products, Tellabs.

Impressive range ensures typecasting is never a problem

The Tellabs 8607 access switch supports fiber, copper, and various DSL technologies. It also supports microwave-based backhaul networks.

Customers can easily reconfigure the switch to meet any deployment need. Interface modules, including Fast Ethernet, E1/T1, ADSL and G.SHDSL, and power modules are easily swapped out. This modularity gives the switch its small size and versatility and ensures money isn't wasted powering unused interfaces.

See the new Tellabs 8607 access switch at Mobile World Congress in stand 2A47. For more information about how Tellabs solutions power the most advanced and reliable networks visit:

About Tellabs

Tellabs advances telecommunications networks to meet the evolving needs of users. Solutions from Tellabs enable service providers to deliver high-quality voice, video and data services over wireline and wireless networks around the world. Ranked among the BusinessWeek InfoTech 100, Tellabs (Nasdaq: TLAB) is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index, NASDAQ Global Select Market, Ocean Tomo 300(TM) Patent Index and the S&P 500.

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