Vatican City deploys RAD Ethernet access platform

January 17, 2006 Rome, Italy -- The Telephone Service of the Vatican State, which is responsible for the installation and management of the telecommunications infrastructure in Vatican City, has deployed a series of Ethernet access platforms from RAD Data Communications.

January 17, 2006 Rome, Italy -- The Telephone Service of the Vatican State, which is responsible for the installation and management of the telecommunications infrastructure in Vatican City, has deployed a series of Ethernet access platforms from RAD Data Communications.

"The devices have more than satisfied our requirements," reports an official of the Telephone Service of the Vatican State. "They have demonstrated a high degree of reliability, and the configuration parameters indicate maximum flexibility and functionality."

According to a press release, RAD's ETX-102 and ETX-202 Ethernet media converters, as well as its Egate-20 channelized Ethernet gateway and RICi-E1 intelligent converter, are being used to transport resilient Ethernet services over the Holy See's [State of the Vatican City] fiber-optic telecommunications network.

Although the Telephone Service of the Vatican State did not disclose the precise nature of their application, the RAD products deployed are said to be typically used for purposes of service termination and demarcation. This allows the operator to maintain a distinct separation of traffic from different customers and offer services such as interoffice LAN connectivity, Internet access, and VPNs. RAD says this approach extends the service provider's reach over fiber while facilitating management of differentiated services up to the customer premises.

The products were supplied and integrated by C.I.E. Telematica, RAD's authorized distributor in Italy.

More in Home