Telecom Lead America: Telco Systems has released its new T-Marc 3312SC next generation mobile backhaul Carrier-Ethernet/MPLS demarcation device.
Several mobile backhaul providers are testing T-Marc 3312SC currently. The device will be launched early in 2013.
T-Marc 3312SC enables telecom operators and wholesale providers to standardize their deployments on one product. Moreover, it is designed to support the mobile operators’ transition into 3.5G and 4G technologies. The device also provides large port density at small footprint, making it an ideal solution for small cell deployments.
Telco Systems’ T-Marc 3312SC incorporates high capacity in a compact size (1RU by half shelf width), with non-blocking architecture 12x1G ports and 8xE1/T1 Circuit Emulation Services (CES) ports for TDM over Ethernet at cell sites with legacy mobile technology.
Besides, it supports extending the core IP/MPLS to the cell site to utilize MPLS as a transport technology and enables providers to benefit from scalability, resiliency, traffic engineering and easier third party integration and interoperability.
“At minimum, operators are demanding that backhaul equipment support the full spectrum of MEF-compliant Ethernet services along with easy to use service assurance, proactive performance monitoring, and SLA management features,” said Ron Kline, principal analyst Network Infrastructure, Ovum.
The product supports several hardware-based OAM tools to help providers reduce their OPEX and assure their customers they are meeting the agreed SLA.
It supports IEEE 802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM), ITU-T Y.1731, IEEE 802.3ah, EFM-OAM, RFC 2544-based embedded test heads and Y.1564.
“T-Marc 3312SC, combined with our Ethernet/MPLS service aggregation solutions and EdgeGenie, our service management solution, allows our customers to build a cost-optimized scalable MPLS and Ethernet service management solution that can be used for cloud based services, business services and optimized mobile backhaul networking,” said Nir Halachmi, Mobile Backhaul Product Line Manager for Telco Systems.