Sunday, August 7, 2011

Overture Networks Boosts Ethernet over Copper for 200 Mbps Links

Overture Networks has upgraded its Carrier Ethernet-over-copper (EoC) solutions with the ability to increase service bandwidth to 200 Mbps.

Specifically, Overture is introducing higher rate adaptive span profiles on the line cards of its HN series of platforms, boosting capacity to 15 Mbps per copper pair. The newly expanded profiles also reduce turn-up times when compared to manual tuning, and ensure easier, broader deployment and adoption of 200 Mbps EoC services. The system could support up to 32 pair for a theoretical top speed of 480 Mbps of EoC

Other additions that help network operators streamline service validation, and lower installation and maintenance costs include:

  • New packet capture capabilities allowing capture of data packets for onboard or external analysis. An extensive sub-system of advanced filters and filter chains enable improved visibility for network and service troubleshooting, reducing installation complexity and facilitating faster service turn-up.

  • Expanded support for ITU-T Y.156sam service activation methodology (soon to be known as Y.1564) streamlines device and service provisioning, as well as improving performance and stability testing. Rich sampling and testing functionalities also make it an essential verification tool for Service Level Agreement (SLA) contracts.

  • Newly extended Routing Information Protocol v2 (RIPv2) support facilitates single-box Ethernet circuit termination and IP routing CPE solutions. By transitioning from a two-box to a single-box solution, users can generate tangible operating expense cost-savings.

Overture Networks also noted that PAETEC is already leveraging the upgraded solution for the delivery of symmetric 200 Mbps EoC services.

"The need for higher-speed network connectivity continues unabated, driven by the convergence of bandwidth-intensive applications like enterprise automation, streaming media, cloud-based services, and mobile data. It truly sets the stage for a 'perfect storm', where carrier capacities and infrastructures are overwhelmed by surging demand," said Vijay Raman, vice president, product management and marketing, Overture Networks.

  • Earlier this month, Windstream agreed to acquire PAETEC Holding Corp. for approximately $2.3 billion.
    PAETEC is a competitive local exchange carrier and provides telecommunications services primarily to business customers in 46 states and the District of Columbia.