TransACT and Telco Systems partner in the Access

AUGUST 25, 2010 -- TransACT, a Canberra-based telecommunications provider, has selected Telco Systems, a BATM company and provider of Carrier Ethernet access and aggregation tools, to provide an edge-to-access system for an upcoming network upgrade.

AUGUST 25, 2010 -- TransACT, a Canberra-based telecommunications provider, has selected Telco Systems, a BATM company and provider of Carrier Ethernet access and aggregation tools, to provide an edge-to-access system for an upcoming network upgrade.

“We are experiencing an ever growing demand to provide greater bandwidth with even higher levels of service assurance,” says TransACT chief executive officer Ivan Slavich.

“By providing a managed 10G H-VPLS edge [system] that interoperates with our core switches, Telco Systems has satisfied the need to expand our Ethernet service offering to more customers, without jeopardizing the current investment in our core network,” says TransACT chief technical officer Wayne Bouffler.

TransACT offers Metro Ethernet services and point-to-point Ethernet services over a fibre network that supports symmetrical speeds ranging from 5Mbps through to 10Gbps and provides carrier-grade data center and last mile services for SME, corporate, wholesale, and government clients. The network also caters for backhaul of TransACT’s next generation of access equipment, including its GPON OLTs and VDSL2 DSLAMs.

The selected system will enable TransACT to scale its network and expand services to business customers by extending VPLS to the access. It is based on Telco Systems’ T-Marc demarcation devices which reside at the customer premise, and T-Metro 7124 aggregation switches which collect the customer traffic and map them into H-VPLS services in the access network.

T-Metro 7224 10Gig service switches act as a full provider edge switch handling most of the VPLS switching, while maintaining QoS and SLA, offloading many of these tasks from the core switch. The architecture will support redundant Gigabit Ethernet connections to provide sub-50msec failover.

The network upgrade will add capacity of approximately half a terabyte to TransACT’s fibre-optic network, which will enable them to support more new services. The upgrade is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2011.

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