RAD to Hold Live Demo of its Unique Service Assured Access SFP at Mobile World Congress
Adds End-to-End Visibility for Small Cell Deployments
RAD Data Communications will be holding a live demonstration for selected customers of the MiNID, its new innovative SFP form-factor Service Assured Access Network Interface Device (NID), at Mobile World Congress 2013, to be held February 25-28 in Barcelona.
“The MiNID will deliver huge savings to service providers by dramatically reducing operational expenses and complexity, leading to lower TCO,” notes Sharon Sosner, RAD’s MiNID Product Line Manager. “This is particularly true for mobile base stations and especially small cell deployments where the MiNID’s minimum touch-deployment, proactive fault management, minuscule size and negligible energy consumption are critical issues.”
The finger-sized MiNID plugs into any base station to provide remote service monitoring and diagnostic capabilities like fault isolation as well as service prioritization. This allows mobile operators and wholesaler transport providers alike to receive real time network and performance reports with per-CoS SLA definition and to ensure robust performance for bandwidth hungry applications.
The MiNID differs from standalone NIDs because it does not require any external power source, which translates into a significant reduction in operating expenses (OpEx). Because it is incorporated into the SFP cage of the host device, it does not take up any rack space and there is no installation. This simplifies inventory control and will expedite small cell connectivity.
In addition, the MiNID is remotely managed with low-touch configuration independently from its hosting device or integrated with its hosting device to allow them to act together and appear as a single box, reducing network complexity even further.
RAD Data Communications provides Service Assured Access solutions that reduce operational complexity and improve service profitability for retail, wholesale and mobile service providers, as well as evolutional migration solutions for service providers and power and transportation utilities, facilitating a smooth, secure and cost-effective transition to packet-based networks. RAD’s multi-faceted in-house technology embraces OAM and performance management; service assurance; traffic management; fault management; synchronization and timing over packet; TDM pseudowire; ASIC and FPGA development; hardware miniaturization; and SFP form-factor solutions. RAD customers include operators and service providers such as Bharti Airtel, British Telecom, CenturyLink, China Mobile, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, Embratel, France Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, KPN, SingTel, SoftBank, Telefónica, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra, Telus, Verizon, and Vodafone. RAD is active in industry standardization bodies such as the Broadband Forum, IETF, ITU, MEF, and NFV ISG.
RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions.