BARCELONA, Spain – For the second straight year, RAD Data Communications won a prestigious Carrier Ethernet Award at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress, which met in Barcelona.
RAD was cited for the Best Carrier Ethernet Aggregation Product EMEA for its ETX-5300A Ethernet Service Aggregation Platform, besting products from Cisco and Telco Systems.
A panel of judges from industry analyt firms, including Ovum and Infonetics, as well as telecom operators such as Telus, Colt, Oi Brasil and NTT Japan selected winners.
“This award, the third such one we’ve received in the past 12 months, confirms RAD’s leadership role in developing the most advanced Carrier Ethernet access solutions the industry has to offer,” said Amir Karo, vice president of marketing at RAD Data Communications.
“Our best-of-breed Carrier Ethernet portfolio succeeds in winning multiple commendations because it provides the same ‘look and feel’ in terms of service and network management, uniform performance monitoring and provisioning, and simplified maintenance while delivering high capacity at an affordable cost that significantly lowers TCO,” he continued. “In addition, we engineer our solutions to respond to the carrier’s demand for equipment that features low energy consumption and a small footprint that saves space in street cabinets and the POP.”
Aggregates up to 80 GbE or 16 10GbE Access Links into Redundant 10GbE Ports
The ETX-5300A grooms Ethernet and TDM traffic from the access network to the provider’s edge (PE), enabling operators to substantially reduce their operational costs per Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) link. Packaged in a small form factor box that uses less than half the power consumption than any competitive product, the ETX-5300A aggregates up to 80 GbE or 16 10GbE access links into redundant 10GbE ports, freeing up expensive PE capacity and significantly reducing CapEx and OpEx by cutting the price per link when working opposite RAD’s ETX Carrier Ethernet demarcation devices. It can also be deployed to deliver SLA-based business Ethernet services.
“The ETX-5300A features an extensive toolset with an unsurpassed suite of advanced timing-over-packet synchronization technologies, including a 1588 grandmaster clock,” added Eyal Aloni, RAD’s ETX Portfolio Manager. “It can, therefore, also be used to provide timing-over-packet services in wholesale networks and serve as a single instrument for empowering the convergence of business and mobile network services over the same infrastructure.”