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Lucent Technologies MAX TNT WAN Access Switch

Published: 05 March 2001

ID: G0090449

Analyst(s): Patrick A. Worms


For service providers, ISPs, and enterprises, Lucent Technologies offers the MAX TNT, a carrier-class, high-end multiprotocol WAN access switch. The WAN access switch, suitable to serve large networks at the central site or POP, is capable of handling up to 720 concurrent calls. Service providers and ISPs use the MAX TNT to provide carrier access services to a frame relay backbone network, create corporate virtual private networks (VPNs) via the Internet or public backbone network, offer toll-quality voice and fax over IP services, and provide a variety of multiservice access services. Enterprises can use the MAX TNT to serve as the central device for handling telecommuting and remote access.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
  • Analysis
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • High Concurrent Call Capacity
    • Numerous Access Options
    • Full Range of WAN and LAN Internetworking
    • Interoperability With Lucent Technologies ATM Switches
    • Voice and FAX Over IP Capability
    • VPN Support
    • Comprehensive Security Support
    • NEBS Certification
    • Network Management Support
  • Limitations
    • Lack of Full-Hardware Redundancy
    • No Support for Video
    • No xDSL Support
  • Insight

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