Monday, March 20, 2006

Siemens Brings Carrier Ethernet Products to U.S. Market

Siemens Communications announced the availability of its SURPASS hiD Carrier Ethernet products in the United States. Siemens' carrier Ethernet switches are already in deployment by more than 10 operators throughout Asia and Europe, including at Deutsche Telekom where they support the operator's television and video services.

The SURPASS hiD Carrier Ethernet platform features a hybrid architecture of Enhanced Ethernet and MPLS technologies. The platform helps ensure operational efficiency and end-to-end Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS) per service and per subscriber, with sub-50 milliseconds resiliency. Siemens said its hybrid Ethernet/MPLS architecture helps to enable 99.999 (5-nines) percent service availability with SONET-like restoration, including hard QoS for real-time applications. The SURPASS hiD Carrier Ethernet product suite is also compliant with Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF9) specifications and with Network Equipment-Building System Level 3 guidelines applied to telecommunications equipment in the United States.

Another key benefit that U.S. metro Ethernet providers require is end-to-end service provisioning.

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