Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Axerra Releases Pseudo-Wire Access Device

Axerra Networks has released its AXN10-8NR Pseudo-Wire Access Device, extending its family of AXN Pseudo-Wire Gateways and Access Devices with a solution that is designed specifically for mobile wireless backhaul cell site connectivity applications. Along with capabilities that enable operators to meet the growing traffic requirements for the backhaul of voice and data services, including EV-DO and HSDPA, in packet-based radio access networks (RAN), the AXN10-8NR features removable, field upgradeable and reparable power supplies and spans a wide range of operating temperatures.

Axerra's AXN10-8NR combines ATM with IMA, circuit emulation, Frame Relay/HDLC/PPP, and Ethernet Pseudo-Wires in a single access device. It provides up to eight T1/E1 interfaces for connections to equipment already installed at the BTS and NodeB cell site, each soft-configurable for the type of Pseudo-Wire service required. It also furnishes Ethernet Pseudo-Wire services and four Ethernet ports for connections to new generations of cell-site equipment, aggregating the full range of existing and projected services for backhaul over a unified, packet-optimized RAN. It also features Axerra's high precision clock recovery mechanism, which meets one of the most demanding and critical requirements of voice and data backhaul over packet access networks.

By enabling packet access networks to backhaul all generations of mobile wireless traffic, including CDMA2000, EV-DO, GSM, GPRS, and UMTS, the AXN10-8NR also enables operators to leverage pricing from multiple backhaul providers. Additionally, alternative access providers, such as MSOs, can compete with ILECs for mobile wireless backhaul revenue.