Telco Systems to power ATMC’s 3G wireless backhaul network

OCTOBER 28, 2009 -- ATMC Wireless has installed Telco Systems' T-Metro 200 multiservice platform with OC-3 aggregation and T-Marc 254 demarcation devices to backhaul 3G cell traffic over its metro Ethernet packet-based network.

OCTOBER 28, 2009 -- Telco Systems, a BATM company and provider of Carrier Ethernet access equipment, has announced that ATMC Wireless has installed the company’s T-Metro 200 multiservice platform with OC-3 aggregation and T-Marc 254 demarcation devices to backhaul 3G cell traffic over its metro Ethernet packet-based network.

The T-Metro can emulate 84 T1 unstructured channels multiplexed on a single OC-3 interface. The T-Marc 254 offers four T1 ports that support circuit emulation technology. According to Telco Systems, circuit emulation represents a cost-effective option that enables providers to reduce capex by leveraging existing circuit-based infrastructure to provide a migration to emerging packet-based networks. By backhauling multiple T1s onto Ethernet, providers can also cut operating costs while by minimizing leased line services, says the company.

"Telco Systems' Circuit Emulation over Ethernet backhaul solution enables ATMC to quickly deliver both TDM and Ethernet feeds to cell sites, while meeting the stringent quality requirements of backhauling voice traffic. This solution enabled us to leverage our metro Ethernet network at a fraction of the cost of SONET and other alternatives," says Clint Berry, vice president of network operations at ATMC.

"ATMC is an excellent example of how a carrier can secure new business utilizing CES," adds Steven Curtis, senior vice president of sale and service at Telco Systems. "We look forward to addressing the unique needs of customers like ATMC, which will continue to shape our wireless backhaul strategy going forward."

The ATMC wireless 3G network is reportedly the largest and fastest 3G network in North Carolina's Brunswick County. Currently, 33 of ATMC's 48 Brunswick County wireless transmission sites are 3G. The remaining 16 sites will be upgraded to 3G in the near future. ATMC also offers business customers Ethernet Private Line (EPL) services, transparent LAN services, and T1 replacement services using the Telco Systems' T-Marc 254.


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