RAD launches CE2.0 service aggregation platform

Staff writer
24 May 2012

RAD Data Communications has launchedits ETX-5300A Ethernet service aggregation platform, which grooms Ethernet and TDM traffic from the access network to the provider’s edge

Conforming to emerging Metro Ethernet Forum CE 2.0 specifications, the new device offers a complete carrier Ethernet ecosystem in combination with RAD’s popular demarcation NTUs (NIDs).

The ETX-5300A aggregates up to 80 GbE or 16 10GbE access links into redundant 10 GbE ports. It can also be deployed to deliver service level agreement-based business Ethernet services. The 3U-high device can be placed in street cabinets, basement communications rooms or crowded racks in their access POPs.

The ETX-5300A includes powerful hierarchical traffic management features to increase service efficiency along with wholesale carrier-to-carrier ENNI connectivity for end-to-end network visibility and service mapping, as well as legacy TDM capabilities.

Moreover, it features an extensive toolset with asuite of advanced timing-over-packet synchronization technologies, including a 1588 Grandmaster Clock, so it can also be used to provide timing-over-packet services in wholesale networks and serve as a single instrument for empowering the convergence of business and mobile network services over the same infrastructure.

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