How to offer off-net services or use your network to get more revenues

Many service providers often come across cases where they need to provide service to a customer with a branch outside of their network coverage area. Typically, they could go to one of their competitors covering the customer’s branch area, which most likely would not give them the most attractive pricing, as they would prefer to offer the service needed themselves, or, they can go to an inter-connect company, which offers bandwidth and connectivity to providers around the globe . An example of this type of interconnect provider is Global Capacity. Global…

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Silver Server extends MPLS closer to customers

Silver Server, Austria’s largest independent ISP, has deployed Telco Systems’ MPLS edge solution in an effort to scale their network to accommodate more users. The solution is based on Telco Systems’ T-Metro 7224, a provider edge (PE) MPLS device that has enabled Silver Server to backhaul their xDSL DSLAM over fiber while overcoming the limitations of VLAN shortages in their network. The new network design has lowered the overall cost of the access network while allowing it to scale to meet the demands of Silver Server’s customer base.

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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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