Turin Networks adds pseudowire to backhaul platform

APRIL 1, 2008 -- Turin Networks Inc. has announced the delivery of new pseudowire capabilities on the company's MASTERseries Wireless Backhaul optimization platform. This new release 7.0, is the first since Turin Networks acquired Carrier Access Corp.

APRIL 1, 2008 -- Turin Networks Inc. (search for Turin Networks) has announced the delivery of new pseudowire capabilities on the company's MASTERseries Wireless Backhaul optimization platform. This new release 7.0, is the first since Turin Networks acquired Carrier Access Corp. on February 8, 2008, expanding Turin's iConnect offerings for wireless backhaul. The upgrade is designed to support wireless operators and wireless backhaul carriers in their transition to a converged Carrier Ethernet infrastructure, efficiently supporting both their legacy 2G/3G and emerging 4G services.

"Mobile operators worldwide are increasingly migrating to packet-based technologies to expand their backhaul capacity and to support the increasing amount of bandwidth-intensive mobile data services more efficiently," said John Lively, vice president at Ovum RHK. "As a result, we expect the market for pseudowire and Ethernet backhaul transport equipment to grow by more than a factor of 10 between 2008 and 2012, reaching more than $5 billion in 2012."

Release 7.0 of the MASTERseries allows wireless operators to migrate their existing 2G/3G TDM/ATM backhaul infrastructure to IP using pseudowires over Ethernet. The MASTERseries platform now provides pseudowire and Ethernet capabilities including CESoPSN, SAToP, adaptive timing, MPLS/Martini, Ethernet VLAN switching, and QoS.

Turin's MASTERseries wireless backhaul bandwidth optimization platform is currently deployed by multiple Tier-1 wireless operators, and in tens of thousands of cell sites, according to the company. The MASTERseries supports TDM, ATM, PPP, Ethernet and now pseudowires with bandwidth management and multi-service aggregation.

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