Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Stealth Communications Selects Procket for IP/MPLS Backbone

Stealth Communications, a privately-held Ethernet service provider, has selected Procket Networks' PRO/8801 high-availability router to build a 10 Gigabit Ethernet IP/MPLS metro core network for New York City. Stealth's initial deployment in the greater Manhattan area will leverage Procket's PRO/8801 routers to power a new suite of transparent Local Area services and VoIP over MPLS. Stealth plans to further expand this initial implementation of IPv4/IPv6 IP/MPLS core backbone using Procket PRO/8000 routers in early 2004. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • In April 2003, Procket Networks, a start-up based in Milpitas, California, announced commercial availability of its PRO/8801 router, its first product in a series. The Procket platforms are based on a customized chipset that includes a fully programmable 40 Gbps network processor and a Terabit Switch Engine. The scalable chipset can be used in platforms that range from 80 Gbps to 960 Gbps. The first PRO/8801 router features 80 Gbps of total capacity and can support up to 40 high speed interfaces in a chassis that takes up 1/8 of a rack. The PRO/8812 router, which will ship later this quarter, features 960 Gbps of total capacity and a forwarding rate of 1.2 billion packets per second. The routers support OC-3c, OC-12c, OC-48c, OC-192c, Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. All Procket routers use common line cards and media adapters, and the company estimates that its systems offer a reduction in power consumption and floor space of up to 50%.

  • In September, Procket announced that University College London was using its PRO/8801 series platform.