Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tellabs Unveils New Edge Routers for LTE-A

Tellabs is rolling out new edge routers designed to support LTE-advanced networks and for integration with Coriant's multilayer SDN solutions for mobile networks.

The new products include:

  • Tellabs 8665 Smart Router - a new 900 Gbps full duplex IP/MPLS router featuring a small footprint, low power consumption, and future scalability to 3 Tbps. It offers Ethernet interfaces from 1 to 100 Gbps. It promises seamless evolution for Tellabs Smart Routers managed by the Tellabs® 8000 Intelligent Network Manager. Its IP routing and Ethernet switching capabilities, aligned with other Tellabs 8600 Smart Routers, support mobile operators as they build and scale LTE and LTE-Advanced networks.
  • Tellabs 8615 Smart Router  - a new router optimized for mobile and fixed-mobile converged networks. It offers 44 Gbps throughput in a compact 1RU unit. In the future, two Tellabs 8615 routers can be stacked to provide 88 Gbps throughput.
  • Tellabs 8602 Smart Router - a compact, environmentally hardened, full featured 6-port IP/MPLS router with a water- and dust-proof (IP 67) design. The Tellabs 8602 router enables plug-and-play autoconfiguration through SON (Self Organizing Network) capabilities, speeding deployment of small cells and macrocells. It’s the first in a line of a new series of smart next-generation routers.
  • Tellabs Integrated GPS (GNSS) SFP Module -- extends Tellabs’ packet synchronization capabilities (e.g., IEEE1588v2, SynchE, ACR). It enables a flexible and cost-efficient Time-of-Day and Phase Synchronization in mobile backhaul networks, which is critical as networks evolve to LTE-TDD and LTE-Advanced. It enables substantial capital expense savings compared with external GPS receiver solutions. The GPS SFP is managed by the Tellabs intelligent manager, delivering simple and consistent support of synchronization across the network.
  • New user interface for Tellabs Insight Analytics Services offers dashboards focused on operators’ top concerns in mobile backhaul networks. 


In January, Marlin Equity Partners announced plans to integrate the majority of Tellabs into its new Coriant optical transport company, while spinning off the access product line of Tellabs into an independent company. Marlin's acquisition of Tellabs was completed in December.

Tellabs currently supplies packet-optical, mobile backhaul and Optical LAN networking solutions to telecom service providers, independent operating companies, MSO/cable companies, enterprises and government agencies.  Under this plan, the optical LAN product line will be spun out into Tellabs Access, which will also continue to provide residential access products to service providers. Mike Dagenais has been named President and CEO of Tellabs Access business. Previously, Dagenais served as CEO of Radisys Corporation and as president and CEO of Continuous Computing.  He also served as president and CEO of Optical Solutions, Inc. and president and COO of Convergent Networks.

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