Product Profile: Alcatel-Lucent 5ESS

Alcatel Lucent 5ESSThe Alcatel-Lucent 5ESS is one of the most popular Class 5 Switches in the world. Originally from the Lucent brand, this system is now sold under the Alcatel-Lucent brand. Many telecommunications service providers use this circuit switching system in their digital central office telephone. The respected reputation of this system has allowed them to service nearly half of all U.S. telephone lines.

The Alcatel-Lucent 5ESS handles a diverse amount of applications and allows them to coexist with each other. The benefit of this allows operators to operate different applications more economically through one switch rather than multiple switches. The 5ESS can simultaneously handle Wireless, Local-Toll, Intelligent Network (IN), and Gateway Exchange applications. With a highly reliable, modular, and standards-compliant design, users can feel confident with compatibility for supporting both wireless and wireline operations.

The 5ESS has three main kinds of Module: AM, CM, and SM. The Administrative Module (AM) contains the central computers, the Communications Module (CM) is the central time-divided switch of the system, and the Switching Module (SM) handles a large quantity of telephone lines, trunks, and a combination of the two which makes it the most commonly used module. Each of these units have their own processors. This allows for call handling processes through their own memory boards.

Launch 3 Telecom is a global provider of Alcatel-Lucent equipment and has the Alcatel-Lucent 5ESS available in our inventory. We are constantly buying and selling all switch equipment in the 5ESS family as well as any equipment that provides GSM and LTE service. For more information, contact us at 877-878-9134 or email