Introducing IP-PLUS, a layer 3 enhancement for Telco Systems’ Carrier Ethernet portfolio

Service providers require IP functionality in aggregation parts of their networks. In order to meet this need, Telco Systems has released the new IP-PLUS software package, which enables service providers to remotely deploy IP-related services from the metro or even from the CPE. The requirement for IP functionality derives from the need to provide services such as L3VPN, Dedicated Internet Access (DIA). Telco Systems developed the new software package in order to avoid the massive and costly deployment of routers throughout the entire network previously required. IP-PLUS is downloadable Layer…

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Pushing the boundaries of network functionality

Telco Systems’ T-Marc 3348S has been shortlisted for the 2014 Telecoms.com Awards and we decided to talk to Nir Halachmi, product line manager for Telco Systems, on what makes this 10G Ethernet NID a leap forward in 10GE Carrier Ethernet and MPLS service delivery for service providers and mobile operators. What are the highlights of Telco Systems’ T-Marc 3348S? The T-Marc 3348S 10GE Ethernet/MPLS demarcation device offers an all-in-one solution that meets the increasing challenge of mobile operators, mobile backhaul wholesale and service providers to cost effectively connect base stations…

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road – Where MEF CE2.0 and NFV Meet

CEWC EMEA conference this year was a great place to meet many familiar faces, especially from the service provider community. We were also able to meet some new faces, as this year SDN and NFV conference was held in parallel with the Carrier Ethernet show. Many are wondering – how are the two topics related? One is comprised of novel concepts, like how to virtualize some of the inline network functionality while running it on COTS servers at the data center. The other is the de-facto emerging transport technology in the…

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Future trends in automating and improving global scalability of Ethernet Services

Last week, I participated in the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) quarterly meeting in Montreal, Canada, that was also host to the Service Operations Summit which examined the challenges and opportunities that our industry faces in automating and improving global scalability of Ethernet Services. The speakers covered a wealth of topics, including: Ethernet service growth the enterprise perspective of the technical and operational challenges of deploying and maintaining networks that span numerous service providers the need for easing service delivery by automating parts of the processes involved and being able to…

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High Density Service Aggregation Requirements

As the gap between stagnating service revenues and the demand for higher bandwidth grows, providers are looking for ways to better control their expenses while offering higher bandwidth and more services to more customers. Typically today, an access network will be built from three distinct layers – the demarcation layer which will separate the domains of the different operators or service providers from the end users, the aggregation layer which will aggregate direct links or access rings, and the edge of the core which is typically aggregating the aggregation switches…

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Designed to run… your mobile traffic

This last month was full of action, personally as well as professionally, as another peak has now arrived for Telco Systems with the launch of our new next generation mobile backhaul product, the T-Marc 3312SC, at Ethernet Expo Americas 2012 in the storm-recovering NYC. When we first discussed this product, we wanted to bring to the market something disruptive, that will help our customers face the mobile data tsunami and support them in their efforts in introducing innovative technologies like small cells.

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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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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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