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Telco Systems Rolls Out 2010 Wireless Backhaul Strategy

Feb 16, 2010




Comprehensive roadmap presents solutions to exploding demand for mobile broadband

MANSFIELD, MA — February 16, 2010 — Telco Systems, a BATM company (LSE: BVC) and a leading provider of Carrier Ethernet access & aggregation solutions, has announced a comprehensive wireless backhaul strategy that will enable carriers to upgrade from 2G to 4G networks without the need to maintain separate network facilities to support legacy TDM voice services.

The roadmap includes a 10/40 GE aggregation platforms as well as a cell site gateways. The solutions will incorporate multiple timing mechanisms including SyncE, Precision Time Protocol (PTP-1588v2), GPS and legacy clock distribution schemes, as well as provide the ability to interwork between schemes, thus allowing carriers to move from one synchronization scheme to another reliably across the network. A comprehensive set of OAM features ensures end-to-end quality of service monitoring and management.

“The unprecedented growth of smartphone adoption and the resulting increase in mobile data traffic has led to an exploding demand for mobile broadband,” stated Dave Lee, V.P. of business development for Telco Systems. “The combined need for greater bandwidth and lower costs has compelled mobile network operators to look to Ethernet technology to preserve their legacy voice infrastructure while taking advantage of the cost and scalability benefits that packet-based technologies promise.”

The Company will also incorporate multiple transport options to provide the greatest degree of flexibility and scalability. These options include EVC multiplexing using IEEE 802.1ad Provider Bridges, MPLS, H-VPLS, VPLS and multiple resiliency mechanisms including FRR, G.8031/G.8032, Fast Ring, xSTP, LAG and LACP.
Telco Systems’ MEF 18 certified CES technology will support seamless transport of TDM frames over the packet switched network, enabling providers to backhaul their 2G/3G cell site voice traffic alongside 2G/3G/4G cell site data traffic and L2VPN service over Carrier Ethernet transport in the same device.

“Telco Systems is always looking to provide our customers with the most innovative solutions possible and we are poised to expand our solutions for packet backhaul which will address issues relating to synchronization, reliable CoS and OAM mechanisms and provider operational challenges,” said Zvi Marom, CEO and founder of Telco Systems. “These solutions are designed to fit transparently into the provider’s network and offer a cost effective means to deliver IP services while lowering “cost per bit” and delivering precise timing, tremendous bandwidth scalability and advanced traffic management required for migration to high bandwidth HSPA+, WiMAX and LTE services.”

Telco Systems currently supports ATMC’s 3G Wireless Backhaul Network, among several other customers who have been deploying the Company’s existing T-Marc 254 and T-Metro multi-service aggregation switch with TDM over Ethernet capabilities for wireless backhaul.

Telco Systems tested its packet backhaul technology in a multi-vendor interoperability showcase organized by the EANTC AG at the recent MPLS & Ethernet World Congress and will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in the IMA Pavilion.

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About Telco Systems

Telco Systems designs and develops innovative, multi-service Carrier Ethernet access and demarcation solutions to enable carriers and service providers to deploy highly reliable and manageable Ethernet services to both business and residential subscribers. These solutions support a cost effective evolution to a service-assured all IP/Ethernet network and enable service providers to introduce new services to capture additional revenue by supporting mixed services across a carrier Ethernet network.


Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (London stock exchange ticker symbol: BVC). For more information on Telco Systems, visit our website at http://www.telco.com.


CONTACTS:
Raylene Kadrmas, Telco Systems Susan Forshner, PAN Communications
781-255-5314, rkadrmas@telco.com 978-474-1900, telcosystems@pancomm.com