Telecom Lead Europe: RAD Data Communications has
launched the ETX-5300A Ethernet Service Aggregation Platform, which meets
the emerging Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) CE 2.0 specifications.
The new device offers a complete Carrier Ethernet
ecosystem in combination with RAD’s popular demarcation NTUs (NIDs). It grooms
Ethernet and TDM traffic from the access network to the provider’s edge (PE)
and enables operators to substantially reduce their operational costs per
Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) link.
RAD has applied its wide experience and technological
expertise in access networks to design a central-site Carrier Ethernet solution
tailor-made for pre-aggregation in larger networks but equally able to be
deployed as a service hub in smaller operations or private networks,” said Amir
Karo, vice president of marketing at RAD Data Communications.
The ETX-5300A aggregates up to 80 GbE or 16 10GbE access
links into redundant 10 GbE ports, freeing up expensive PE capacity and
significantly reducing CapEx and OpEx by cutting the price per link by half, or
more, when working opposite RAD’s ETX Carrier Ethernet demarcation devices.
It can also be deployed to deliver SLA-based business
Ethernet services. The 3U-high device can easily be placed in street cabinets,
basement communications rooms or crowded racks in their access POPs.
The company said that he ETX-5300A transforms RAD’s Carrier Ethernet portfolio
into a complete ecosystem to build a full access network.
RAD’s ETX-5300A is the type of solution that defines a
next-generation carrier Ethernet access/aggregation platform optimized for
converging business, wholesale, and mobile backhaul services onto a single,
operationally efficient network infrastructure,” said Stan Hubbard, senior
analyst, Heavy Reading.
RAD offers 5-year hardware warranty for networking equipment in
U.S. and Canada
Recently, RAD Data Communications offered a five-year
repair-or-replace hardware guarantee on virtually every networking product the
company sells in the U.S. and Canada.