JULY 14, 2010 -- ECI Telecom, a provider of next-generation network systems, introduced its product for packet evolution of wireless backhaul networks. ECI’s 1Net wireless backhaul (WBH) system offers service providers a tailored migration path to next-generation networks--whether the optimized path is a greenfield packet network, an overlay packet infrastructure, or leveraging an existing TDM network.
“ECI’s 1Net WBH approach is to address the main pain points for service providers, such as the lack of fiber all the way to cell sites, the need for IP/Ethernet synchronization, the complexity of packet operations, cost-efficient handling of legacy services, and the need for transport-grade packet networks,” says Alon Moshes, head of marketing, network solutions division, ECI Telecom.
ECI’s 1Net wireless backhaul solution includes several components: the company’s 9000 series carrier Ethernet switch routers, XDM and BroadGate families of multi-service and packet-optical platforms, BG-Wave native packet and hybrid microwave platforms, Hi-FOCuS multi-service access nodes, the LightSoft unified network management system, and consulting services.
Extending its 9000 Family, ECI introduces the SR9600 series of metro aggregation and the BG9300 series of cell-site access platforms. The new high-density, compact platforms enable a converged L2-L3 approach to next-generation wireless backhaul with bridging functionality for dual support of IP/MPLS and MPLS-TP standards, in addition to a variety of synchronization schemes, circuit emulation for TDM traffic services, and management to support pure-packet and existing TDM services.
XDM and BroadGate multi-service and packet-optical platform portfolio has been enhanced with the introduction of the Hybrid+ suite for native and independent handling of Ethernet and TDM traffic. The Hybrid+ add-on suite includes independent and native Ethernet switching capabilities, end-to-end MPLS-TP support, end-to-end Ethernet synchronization support, circuit emulation support (CES), and carrier-grade management for both TDM and Ethernet services.
The new BG-Wave native packet and hybrid microwave platforms incorporate microwave radio with full networking and multiservice capabilities by integrating Ethernet/MPLS switch, Add-Drop Multiplexer (ADM), Digital Cross Connect (DXC), and Circuit Emulation Service (CES) within the same platform. With packet payload rates up to 1Gbps, low latency and packet delay variation, synchronization capabilities, and spectral efficiency, the BG-Wave is well suited to meet the requirements of next-generation wireless backhaul networks. The BG-Wave supports the full life transition cycle from TDM to packet-based networks, offering native TDM and Ethernet, TDM over Ethernet (circuit emulation), pure packet, and both fiber and microwave in the same platform.
The Hi-FOCuS family of multi-service access nodes (MSAN) is designed to enable operators to leverage last-mile backhaul through DSL and GPON networks over multiple E1 or Ethernet lines.
The LightSoft unified network management system for graphical, automated, end-to-end provisioning and management across network layers (microwave radio, MSPP, CESR) and technologies (MPLS, Ethernet, DWDM, Sonet/SDH, and PDH). LightSoft’s multi-layer interface allows the user to get multiple physical and logical views of the network, facilitating the visualization of connections and correlations between different network layers.
1Net consultancy services, planning services, and network design are intended to assist operators in the charting of their specific migration path, through building the business cases, network design, network audit, and traffic analysis and optimization
New components include: the 9300 and 9600 Carrier Ethernet Switch Router (CESR) platforms, the BG-Wave advanced packet and hybrid microwave platforms, and the Hybrid+ all-native Ethernet and TDM Packet Optical solution.