Ciena expands CESD portfolio for LTE mobile backhaul

The ActivEdge 3930 Service Delivery Switch, ActivEdge 3931 Service Delivery Switch, and ActivEdge 3916 Service Delivery Switch enable up to 30 percent savings in capital expenses and up to 80 percent reduction in service turn-up times at a base stations versus alternative packet technologies, Ciena asserts.

Ciena Corp. (NASDAQ: CIEN) has added three new cell site and business services demarcation and switching devices aimed at LTE backhaul networking requirements to its Carrier Ethernet Service Delivery (CESD) product line. The ActivEdge 3930 Service Delivery Switch, ActivEdge 3931 Service Delivery Switch, and ActivEdge 3916 Service Delivery Switch enable up to 30 percent savings in capital expenses and up to 80 percent reduction in service turn-up times at a base stations versus alternative packet technologies, Ciena asserts.

The new CESD platforms are designed to enable carriers to employ sophisticated quality of service (QoS) and traffic management to achieve deterministic performance for service-level guarantees while featuring MEF-compliant interfaces, intelligent service-aware operating software, and operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) capabilities for fault and performance monitoring and on-board service assurance.

Ciena says the ActivEdge 3930 Service Delivery Switch operates in an extended temperature range, offers a range of timing and synchronization options, and provides enhanced Ethernet service delivery through increased port capacity and automated traffic load-testing without the need for truck-rolls. The ActivEdge 3931 Service Delivery Switch offers the features of the ActivEdge 3930 in an environmentally sealed enclosure.

Designed to create and deploy Ethernet business services with greater velocity, automation, and customization, the ActivEdge 3916 Service Delivery Switch: delivers low power consumption in an all Gigabit Ethernet compact form factor, according to Ciena. The 3916 also offers faster service troubleshooting and a virtual switching architecture for better customer isolation and overall network performance, the company adds.

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