Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Mangrove Announces Piranha 600EX Pseudowire Transport Hub

Mangrove Systems, a start-up based in Wallingford, CT, introduced its Piranha 600EX Pseudowire Transport Hub designed specifically for wireless and wireline operators for migrating between TDM, ATM and Ethernet/IP access networks. The platform offers dynamic pseudowire signaling with robust per flow traffic management, enabling Mangrove's customers to rapidly provision subscriber services over a shared infrastructure.

Mangrove's Piranha 600EX provides native support for high density, protected ATM IMA, PPP, Frame Relay and Ethernet service aggregation, in addition to pseudowire encapsulation, a dynamic MPLS control plane and multi-wavelength optical transport. Mangrove's solution provides end-to-end service management, along with the grooming, aggregation and optimization required for the access and metro infrastructure.

Mangrove said its unique ATM IMA over MPLS pseudowire approach enables a wireless operator to deploy converged ATM access in support of 3GPP Release 99 and Release 4 without investing in legacy ATM core switching equipment. This re-use of the same MPLS technology present within the mobile core network provides a viable alternative to "islands of ATM" access and simplifies the transition to the next-generation Ethernet and IP infrastructure specified by the 3GPP for the Release 5 and Release 6 IP UTRAN.

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