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AFC unveils OmniMAX at South Africa show

Advanced Fibre Communications (AFC), a US firm that designs and manufactures next-generation edge access equipment and multiservice broadband solutions for the telecommunications industry, is exhibiting its OmniMAX portfolio of access network services at the Tel.Com Africa 2002 Conference.

Advanced Fibre Communications (AFC), a US firm that designs and manufactures next-generation edge access equipment and multiservice broadband solutions for the telecommunications industry, is exhibiting its OmniMAX portfolio of access network services at the Tel.Com Africa 2002 Conference.The three-day conference, which opened today at the Sandton International Convention Centre in Sandton, South Africa, is forecast to attract between 7,000 and 12,000 visitors, according to event organisers. The theme for this year's event is ‘Nation building through communications technology solutions.’ AFC will showcase its OmniMAX solutions via a live network carrying voice, data and video traffic, with an emphasis on AFC's high-density, ATM-based AccessMAX System 8. This delivers standards-based, high-speed broadband access and simultaneous delivery of time division multiplexing and E1 services through the same access network."Through the efforts of our distributor, IST Telecom, AFC has become a leading access supplier in southern Africa," said Manny Fernandez, regional vice president of international sales for AFC. “AccessMAX System 8 solves the digital divide in southern Africa - both from a technology standpoint and from a socio-economic one - because voice and broadband services are available to everyone."Fernandez added that IST Telecom has been AFC's leading distributor to southern Africa since 1997, focusing primarily on AccessMAX sales to Telkom South Africa (Johannesburg), Telecom Namibia (Windhoek) and, most recently, to Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications.

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