Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tellabs Debuts Ethernet Access Switches for Mobile Backhaul

Tellabs introduced two new Ethernet access switches aimed at providing backhaul for 4G and LTE networks. Both products complement the Tellabs 8600 managed edge system of MPLS-based multiservice solutions. Both switches will be integrated under the Tellabs® 8000 Intelligent Network Manager.

Tellabs 8609 Access Switch -- a 1RU multiservice device with an enhanced switching and routing capacity of 10 Gbps. The compact Tellabs 8609 switch is designed for cell-site locations and Ethernet ring applications. It offers a rich set of interface modules and boasts high port-density for 2G and 3G networks as they evolve to 4G and LTE. The Tellabs 8609 switch will be generally available in the second quarter of 2011.

Tellabs 8611 Access Switch -- a flexible switch with control redundancy designed for large cell-site locations or hub applications in the network. The energy-efficient, 2RU device offers 10 Gbps switching and routing capacity. It is further supported by a long list of Ethernet OAM (operations, administration and maintenance) and packet connectivity features to provide services with carrier-grade reliability and manageability for the service provider. The Tellabs 8611 switch will be available in the third quarter of 2011.

"The Tellabs 8609 and 8611 access switches expand the Tellabs 8600 product family by offering a significant leap in node throughput, Ethernet port density and multiservice switching and routing capabilities," said Mika Heikkinen, vice president and general manager, Tellabs managed access products. "The platform also shares common hardware components, resulting in 2 scalable and compact form factors operating in a low energy footprint, and enabling customers to realize a cost-efficient total investment for 3G, 4G and LTE."

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