Delta is using this week’s TIP (Telecom Infra Project) Regional Summit in Amsterdam to launch a pair of platforms that comply with TIP’s Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG) specifications. The AGCV208S and AGC7008S are part of Delta’s Open Networking AG series; the AGCV208S, which offers more switching capacity than the AGC7008S, is positioned as an open platform for 5G mobile networks.
The two cell site gateways come in the same 1RU form factor for use in both indoor and outdoor environments. Both use Broadcom DNX series ASICs. The AGCV208S offers 300G switching capacity based on the Qumran AX ASIC, and the AGC7008S supports 120G via the Qumran UX ASIC. Connection options for both include 1G, 10G, 25G, and 100G. Multiple time injection interfaces, such as 1PPS, 10 MHz, GPS, and BITS, enable operators to deploy the gateways in different topologies and applications.
The AGCV208S and AGC7008S will be available in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa at the end of 2019. Delta has not yet revealed plans to offer the DCSG platforms in the Americas.
As the name implies, TIP’s DCSG program aims to spark the development of open, disaggregated platforms for cell site use. The program has the sponsorship of four operators: Vodafone, Orange, Telefonica, and TIM Brazil. Orange and Vodafone this past March announced a move to lab and field trials with a number of vendor partners, including Delta (see “TIM Brazil, Vodafone announce suppliers for TIP Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway trials").
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