Service providers have accepted the benefits of deploying Ethernet as an aggregation and transport technology for metro networks. When choosing a solution, service providers must carefully assess their present, intermediate and long term requirements in the applications and services they intend to deliver to the market.
Redback's SM 480 is an MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) 9 and MEF 14 certified platform that was designed for current and future applications. It accelerates the convergence of fixed and mobile networks. The SM 480 enables service providers to build a flexible carrier-class Ethernet infrastructure that provides multiple choices in how services are to be delivered.