Monday, November 2, 2009

ANDA Networks Adds Ethernet Mobile Backhaul Box

ANDA Networks introduced a new EtherEdge 4300 Ethernet-based mobile backhaul device designed for deployment at mobile base-station towers. The EtherEdge 4300 incorporates ANDA's EtherProbe real-time performance monitoring verification, with new EtherStream sub-flow monitoring for on-demand WAN optimization and management of high-growth, multi-service mobile data traffic flows. This enables the device to load balance, perform WAN optimization and reallocate bandwidth without the need for additional devices or deep-packet inspection, which can be intrusive and tax the bandwidth of the access links.

The EtherEdge 4300 is a compact, temperature hardened 1RU (half pizza-box footprint) optimized for collocation at remote base stations where space and power may be at a premium. It supports pseudowire-based circuit emulation for voice via CESoPSN, SAToP support and ATM based 3G GSM traffic, timing and synchronization via traditional BITS clock and new ITU-T G.8261 Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588 v2 standards. With two modular slots for "pay as you grow" personality card upgrades, the EtherEdge 4300 can be integrated for use with 2G/3G or 4G LTE and WiMAX base stations. Optional cards for Ethernet-over-T1/E1, DS3/E3 or OCx/STMx legacy interface cards and/or additional high-speed Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP pluggable cards provide optimal flexibility as operators migrate to higher speed 4G LTE and WiMAX deployments.

The EtherEdge 4300 is currently in trials with 4G/WiMAX base station equipment partners and will be generally available Q1 2010.