Ascend Communications, Inc.

   A leading provider of solutions for telecommunications carriers, ISPs, and corporate customers, Ascend manufactures products for remote access, for wide area networking, and for linking telephone switches, network connections, and videoconferencing facilities to phone company networks. Ascend recently acquired Cascade Communications, establishing the company as one of the largest suppliers of frame-relay and ATM equipment. In 1999, Ascend was bought by Lucent Technologies.
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