MARCH 18, 2009 -- ECI Telecom (search Lightwave for ECI Telecom, a provider of networking infrastructure products for next-gen network migration, has launched the BroadGate-64 (BG-64), a new converged, packet-TDM, micro MSPP (multiservice provisioning platform). Featuring 10-Gbps/STM-64 interfaces, the BG-64 reduces the number of access loops needed, thereby reducing operating and capital expenses. It also enables a futureproof optimal aggregation of triple-play services.
A senior official at Network Planning of TATA Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd. (TTML), one of India's leading telecom companies, says, "The BG-64's high capacity and small size enables substantial savings in the access loop infrastructure. With this new platform, ECI is providing us with a futureproof solution to support the requirements of our mostly TDM-based operations today, while allowing us to address any future requirements for Ethernet-based services, assuring a gradual and optimal migration path to our next-generation network."
Small enough to fit into street cabinets, the MSPP's miniature size (88 mm) is reportedly the smallest in the industry and provides 40G of high capacity with a flexible architecture, supporting the full range from pure TDM to pure Ethernet. The platform addresses the demand for high-capacity carrier-class access infrastructure technologies that can simultaneously handle both Ethernet- and TDM-based services over existing SDH infrastructure as well as over pure IP-based infrastructure. It is part of ECI's 1Net framework that focuses on providing an optimal migration path to next-generation networks.
Alon Moshes, head of ECI Telecom's MSPP line of business, says that the company pays careful attention to service providers'evolving networking requirements. "By allowing grooming and aggregating over STM-64 and 10GbE links, the BG-64 provides substantial savings in infrastructure costs starting today and with seamless transition towards an all-IP metro-aggregation network," he claims.
The platform's, design, and minimal power consumption make it suitable for street cabinet deployment, meeting the operators' needs to implement carrier-class capabilities at the first aggregation node, as close as possible to customer premises, guaranteeing the required high quality of service (QoS).
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