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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Launch of MEF France

On February 21st  a group of Carrier Ethernet Experts met at the Orange Lab Facility in Paris to launch MEF activities in France. The purpose of the meeting was to raise the profile of Carrier Ethernet in France and discuss how the MEF can better educate French service providers as well as to facilitate discussions on CE2.0 and E-Access. A variety of Service Providers and Equipment Manufacturers attended the meeting.

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News from the MEF quarterly meeting – CE 2.0, SDN and more

Last week I participated in the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) quarterly meeting in San-Diego, California. This time around, along with marketing and technical sessions that are used by the MEF members to discuss Carrier Ethernet trends and develop Carrier Ethernet standards, they also organized  “Americas Carrier Ethernet Summit” that brought together senior service provider executives to discuss Ethernet innovation. One of them was Dr. Robert Metcalfe, “the inventor of the Ethernet”, from the University of Texas at Austin who suggests that Carrier Ethernet 3.0 will be driven by new high-speed…

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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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NextGen Mobile Backhaul Demarcation

We are happy to introduce our new mobile backhaul demarcation device T-Marc 3312SC that brings Ethernet/MPLS mobile backhaul to the cell site with best in class density size and price performance for mobile operators and wholesale backhaul providers. T-Marc 3312SC provides multiple types of services to allow mobile operators to deliver backhaul and business services while standardizing through one product. T-Marc 3312SC supports 802.1q, QinQ and MPLS transport technologies – providing high flexibility in technology selection and network thus future-proofing the product with no extra licensing costs. It provides access to…

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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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Making MPLS cost-effective at the Edge

During the EANTC Interop event at MPLS & Ethernet World Congress, Telco Systems’ T-Metro and T-Marc devices successfully extended MPLS capabilities to the customer edge enabling improved scalability and end-to-end management. The Company’s EdgeGenie Service Management System eased service creation and provided visibility of the service across third-party MPLS core devices. In another test, interworking of ERPS (Ethernet ring) with IP/MPLS was demonstrated to create redundancy in both L2 Ethernet and MPLS level.  The EANTC Interop Event was definitely testament to the viability of extending MPLS in the edge. Costs…

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