Monday, June 16, 2008

Tellabs 8800 MSR Adds Carrier Ethernet OAM

The Tellabs 8800 multiservice router (MSR) series has been enhanced with Carrier Ethernet operations, administration, maintenance, and provisioning (OAM&P) functionality, so providers can efficiently manage and monitor networks from the network edge all the way to the customer site. The new features include enhanced support for the IEEE 802.1ag and 802.3ah standards. The enhancements enable service providers to:

  • monitor the network's heartbeat across multiple management domains so they can take action before issues arise;

  • interoperate with third-party products, so providers have intelligence about the services they deliver over more network elements;

  • remotely conduct maintenance and manage links between provider and customer hardware;

  • receive alerts if failures occur;

  • bundle multiple links between routers into one large link; and

  • remotely detect and block loops in the network.

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