Established more than 30 years ago, RAD Data Communications is an award-winning manufacturer of service assured access and backhaul solutions. Its leading-edge technology, strict adherence to quality standards and environmentally friendly operations, together with a corporate culture that encourages long-term relationships with customers, channels, suppliers, and employees, combine to make RAD an ideal partner.
The Value Proposition:
For Carriers and Service Providers
Best Service Assured Access Solutions
Deploy new revenue-generating performance assured services with guaranteed SLAs over any access infrastructure
Lower TCO by reducing turn-up, provisioning and maintenance costs and ensuring end-to-end service visibility across multiple networks
Support multiple fixed and mobile services over a converged network for better economies of scaleEnable highly accurate timing over packet infrastructure to facilitate roll out of LTE Advanced services
Protect legacy revenue streams by facilitating a smooth migration to new packet switched infrastructure with minimal disruption to existing customers or networks
For Public Utilities, the Energy Sector and Transportation Networks
Best Layer 2 Evolutional Migration Solutions
Address all the communication needs of T&D networks, including operational WANs, multiservice substation connectivity, Teleprotection, substation automation, and LV site backhauling
Provide deterministic network performance over PSNs by utilizing carrier-grade Ethernet, standard pseudowire and timing-over-packet technologies
Enhanced security features including an application-aware firewall
Address all the communication needs of transportation networks, including railway multiservice station connectivity, signaling, highway message boards and toll booth communications, video surveillance, moving vehicle communications for video security, airport communications, and more
RAD’s Broad In-House Technology Base Embraces Multifaceted Disciplines, including
OAM and performance management and integrated network
Layer 2 switching
Synchronization and timing over packet
Network migration and pseudowire
ASIC and FPGA development
SFP form-factor solutions
RAD is a preferred solutions provider for more than 150 carriers around the world, from Tier 1 mobile operators to fixed line incumbents, city carriers, ISPs, and rural service telcos. Customers include the industry's global leaders, from AT&T to Bell Canada, Bharti Airtel, British Telecom, CenturyLink, China Mobile, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Embratel, France Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, KPN, SingTel, SoftBank, Sprint, Telefónica, A1 Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra, Telus, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Vodafone. For power utilities, RAD solutions play a vital role in supporting and protecting critical infrastructure for a range of generation, transmission, and distribution operators including Beijing Power, Eletronorte, Hydro-Quebec, and Tata Power. RAD also maintains extensive relationships with enterprise network professionals in the banking, commercial, educational, energy, financial, insurance, and manufacturing sectors.
Established in 1981, privately held RAD Data Communications is the anchor of the RAD Group of companies, with revenues of $1.2 billion in 2012
RAD maintains 30 offices on six continents, supporting 300 sales channels in 165 countries
Approximately 30 percent of RAD’s 1,000 employees are engaged in R&D
RAD has a distinguished record of leadership in industry bodies such as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), Broadband Forum, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IEFT), and CELTIC, a EUREKA cluster that is the only European research and development program dedicated to end-to-end telecommunications solutions
RAD was the originator of Single IP, which enables multiple users to share a common IP address for Internet access
RAD’s pioneering TDMoIP® technology, which it introduced to the market almost 15 years ago, was the forerunner of today’s widely deployed pseudowire solutions
RAD was the first vendor to miniaturize an interface converter and pseudowire gateway into an SFP
RAD introduced the market’s first network interface device housed in a smart SFP enclosure featuring Carrier Ethernet demarcation and performance monitoring
About the RAD Group
A unique business philosophy distinguishes the RAD Group, which has no holding company but is strategically guided by its founders. Each company in the RAD Group operates autonomously under a common strategic umbrella. This decentralized approach maximizes the advantages inherent in small business units, such as flexibility, entrepreneurial spirit and management focus. A new company is established when a market opportunity is identified – requiring a technology, marketing approach or corporate culture that does not exist in any of the other companies.
Four RAD Group companies are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market in the US, while the others are privately held by the Group’s founders and venture capital firms.