Are 100GE transceivers suitable for an aggregation switch?

By the end of 2015, 100GE equipment will be widely deployed and will not only become a significant portion of telecom core routers, but will also be found in aggregation switches. It will perform in “bump in the wire” DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) applications as high-end firewalls, low full interception, and QoE  (Quality of Experience) service management. As with new standards in general, we need to ask, “What will be the ultimate form factor of the optical transceiver that can deliver this new standard, and can it support a wide variety of…

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ATCA Summit 2012

At the ATCA Summit 2012 in California, it was evident that 40G AdvancedTCA® solutions are ready for mass deployments, and that the demand for 40G switching blades is growing. Few ATCA solutions providers presented 40GE solutions in the 2011 show. Telco Systems, a pioneer in ATCA solutions, was among the few leaders to present such products, including the release of its award winning T-ATCA404 switch blade. With the completion of the 40G PICMG specification in 2012, more 40GE capable elements (blades, chassis and others) have been introduced. One interesting example is payload blades. We…

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What is a Cloud Gateway?

A survey that Light Reading done among the carriers, clearly showed that there has been a major increase in strategic activity related to cloud services over the past year. More than 85% of telecom operators responded to this survey, said that their companies are either offering cloud services or are taking steps to offer them. Moreover a solid majority believes that telecom service providers have a competitive advantage in providing cloud services, because they control the network and can provide end-to-end SLAs. As enterprises and consumers access these new cloud…

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First open architecture platform – T-Metro 8000 Cloud Gateway

T-Metro 8000 provides industry’s first open architecture platform with best in class carrier Ethernet/MPLS density, scalability and price performance for cloud, mobile backhaul, and business services T-Metro 8000 offers answers to many of the challenges introduced by cloud based services including security, resiliency, low latency, load balancing, and SLA monitoring. Based on AdvancedTCA open architecture standards, the T-Metro 8000 Carrier Cloud Gateway comes with the award winning BiNOX operating system software supporting Hierarchal QoS (HQoS), hardware based wire speed OAM, load balancing, VPLS/HVPLS and L2VPN optimized capabilities. The open carrier-grade…

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Where is the bottleneck in AdvancedTCA solutions?

AdvancedTCA architecture has become a stream line option for variety of vendors and applications including LTE RAN, security, cloud services, policy access control, IPTV, IMS and other deep packet inspection.  Telco Systems has deployed its networking solution worldwide with variety of carriers and we knew that one of the toughest thing for application developer will be to handle the switching solution. So we invested very early (in fact we were the first company to have ATCA based solution in the market in 2004) a lot of efforts to take our…

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What is AdvancedTCA and its deployment challenges

The Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA®) specifications are a series of PICMG (http://www.picmg.org/) specifications which target the requirements for the next generation of carrier grade communications equipment.  Based on PICMG 3.X specifications, AdvancedTCA solutions incorporate the latest trends in high speed interconnect technologies and next-generation processors that support high reliability, availability and serviceability. Central to the ATCA architecture is the ATCA switch blade that provides inter-connectivity and external connectivity between ATCA peripheral line cards, the chassis, the management components and the backplane. Telco Systems’ AdvancedTCA switch blades offer not only…

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Top technology trends to watch in 2012

In an effort to help you prepare for next year, we’ve looked into our crystal ball and asked our team to give us their predications of some of the trends we’ll see in 2012 and beyond. Mobile technology – With the growing need for more mobile bandwidth, we expect to see several changes. First, we expect C-RAN architecture (Click to download application note)  to come closer to standardization and may even start to see initial deployments. This will enable mobile providers to deploy base stations faster, and at a lower…

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