AdvancedTCA today and tomorrow

Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA or AdvancedTCA) is a standardized platform architecture for carrier-grade and high demand telecommunication applications. Its goal is to provide a higher level of performance and scalability using an open, multi-vendor architecture. Basically ATCA is all about Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS). If you are unfamiliar with this standard and want to know more, you can find a wealth of information on this website. The advantage of ATCA is that it has a high level of design flexibility and modularity.  ATCA enables the use of any…

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Best Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product

Telco Systems  is the winner of the Best Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product EMEA, as announced at the inaugural IIR & MEF Carrier Ethernet Awards EMEA event held during the Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Amsterdam on October 12, 2011. “The competition for the award this year was very strong, and we thank the industry’s top experts’ for underscoring the T-Marc 300 Series for excellence in the Ethernet demarcation product category” said Itzik Weinstein, CEO of Telco Systems.

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Carrier Ethernet OAM

Enterprise applications like telepresence, data center outsourcing, and cloud computing are pushing service providers to go beyond selling just connectivity or ‘dumb pipe’ to selling services. However in order to generate revenue, providers need cost effective solutions that support multiple services each having its own SLA. To meet the required level of service, the provider must honor certain OAM attributes for delay, jitter and packet loss. OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance) allows service providers to measure and verify the SLA to the customer. It also provides a means to efficiently…

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Mobile Backhaul in Cloud RAN Architecture

A new distributed architecture called Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) offers a new paradigm in base stations architecture that aims to reduce the number of cell sites while increasing the base station deployment density. This new architecture breaks down the base station into a Base Unit (BU) – a digital unit that implements the MAC PHY and AAS (Antenna Array System) functionality, and the Remote Radio Head (RRH) that obtains the digital (optical) signals, converts digital signals to analog, amplifies the power, and sends the actual transmission. By making the…

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Mobile Backhaul Revolution

The mobile data surge, together with the LTE and LTE-Advance standards, represent many changes both in technology and in the business models and opportunities for operators and providers in this domain. The need for higher bandwidth is driving mobile providers to look for solution that will allow them to support it. Femto and pico cells are smaller base stations that have been designed to support smaller areas. They allow the mobile operator to offload the larger cell traffic and offer higher bandwidth in small location typically with higher population density….

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