ETX-5300A Ethernet Service Aggregation Platform Chosen by Judges from
Telus, Colt, Oi Brasil, NTT Japan, Infonetics, and Ovum
For the second straight year, RAD Data Communications has won a prestigious
Carrier Ethernet Award at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress, which is meeting
this week in Barcelona.
RAD was cited for the Best Carrier Ethernet Aggregation Product EMEA for its
recently-unveiled ETX-5300A Ethernet Service Aggregation Platform
[http://www.rad.com/12/Ethernet-Aggregation/24320 ]. It bested products from
Cisco and Telco Systems to take the award.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges from leading industry
analyst firms, including Ovum and Infonetics, as well as telecom operators such
as Telus, Colt, Oi Brasil, and NTT Japan. They were presented under the
auspices of IIR Telecoms & Technology, organizer of the event, and in the
presence of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).
"This award, the third such one we've received in the past twelve months,
confirms RAD's leadership role in developing the most advanced Carrier Ethernet
access solutions the industry has to offer," states Amir Karo, Vice President
of Marketing at RAD Data Communications. "Our best-of-breed Carrier Ethernet
portfolio succeeds in winning multiple commendations because it provides the
same 'look and feel' in terms of service and network management, uniform
performance monitoring and provisioning, and simplified maintenance
while delivering high capacity at an affordable cost that significantly lowers
TCO," he continues. "In addition, we engineer our solutions to respond to the
carrier's demand for equipment that features low energy consumption and a small
footprint that saves space in street cabinets and the POP."
Aggregates up to 80 GbE or 16 10GbE Access Links into Redundant 10GbE Ports
The ETX-5300A grooms Ethernet and TDM traffic from the access network to the
provider's edge (PE), enabling operators to substantially reduce their
operational costs per Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) link. Packaged in a small form
factor box that uses less than half the power consumption than any competitive
product, the ETX-5300A aggregates up to 80 GbE or 16 10GbE access links into
redundant 10GbE ports, freeing up expensive PE capacity and significantly
reducing CapEx and OpEx by cutting the price per link when working
opposite RAD's ETX Carrier Ethernet demarcation devices. It can also be
deployed to deliver SLA-based business Ethernet services.
"The ETX-5300A features an extensive toolset with an unsurpassed suite of
advanced timing-over-packet synchronization technologies, including a 1588
grandmaster clock," adds Eyal Aloni, RAD's ETX Portfolio Manager. "It can,
therefore, 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."
Winner of Two Carrier Ethernet Awards in 2011
Last year, RAD was the only vendor to have won two Carrier Ethernet Awards.
The company's ETX-203A
was recognized as best Carrier Ethernet demarcation product in Asia-Pacific at
Carrier Ethernet APAC 2011 in Singapore. At Carrier Ethernet World Congress
2011, held in Amsterdam, RAD's ETX-205A
[http://www.rad.com/10/Advanced-Carrier-Ethernet-Demarcation-Device/22561 ] won
the award for Best Carrier Ethernet mobile backhaul product in EMEA.
Founded in 1981, RAD Data Communications has achieved international
recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access and backhaul
equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These
solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers,
carriers, and enterprise networks, as well as utilities and transportation
systems. The company's installed base exceeds 12,000,000 units and
includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world, from AT&T to
Bell Canada, Bharti Airtel, British Telecom, China Mobile, China Telecom,
Deutsche Telekom, Embratel, France Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, KPN,
SingTel, SoftBank, Sprint, Telefónica, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra,
Telus, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Vodafone. RAD is an active participant in
industry organizations such as the IETF, Broadband Forum, ITU, and
MEF. Its customers are supported by 31 offices and more than 300 channel
partners in 165 countries.
RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader
in networking and internetworking product solutions.
RAD Data Communications site: http://www.rad.com
Bob Eliaz, RAD Data Communications
SOURCE: RAD Data Communications Ltd.