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RAD to Service Providers: Normalize Your Network with Service Assured Access

New Switch/Router Packages Ethernet and Serial Interfaces, Protocol Gateway and Advanced Firewall in a Single BoxNew Service Assured Access Solution Provides Comprehensive Offering to Lower Service Provider TCO and Increase Revenue Opportunities
Apr 15, 2013

At Light Reading Ethernet Europe 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany and the IP Possibilities Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota, RAD will unveil for general availability its new Service Assured Access (SAA) solution. This follows a successful limited roll-out to select service provider customers on several continents.

The comprehensive offering features a robust service lifecycle toolkit that is designed to normalize the access network using a vast array of capabilities that go beyond MEF CE 2.0 requirements, and supports multiple deployment mode scenarios over various bearer circuits: fiber, DSL and PDH. Service providers implementing RAD’s SAA solution will be able to significantly increase their service revenues while lowering all aspects of their operational costs in the access network.

Cost-Reduction and Added-Value Throughout the Service Lifecycle
“RAD’s new Service Assured Access solution gives service providers a multi-faceted lifecycle toolkit covering service turn-up, traffic management, timing synchronization, TDM pseudowire, ongoing performance monitoring, fault management, and various resiliency mechanisms,” states Ilan Tevet, head of RAD’s Service Provider Line of Business. “Each component of the MEF-certified SAA solution is designed towards cost-reduction and adding value throughout the service lifecycle for retail providers of business Ethernet services, international service providers, wholesale providers, mobile operators leasing backhaul networks, and cloud providers.”

Multiple Deployment Scenarios to Maximize Flexibility
With its rich service lifecycle toolkit, RAD’s SAA can be adapted to different deployment scenarios. “Network build outs typically take place at a varied pace,” Tevet explains. ” Service providers can implement RAD’s SAA to fit their rollout plans, existing infrastructure, migration plans, and OpEx/CapEx objectives.”

“RAD’s SAA lets them build a complete Carrier Ethernet access network, including smart demarcation and Ethernet service pre-aggregation,” Tevet continues. “They can also use RAD’s SAA to build only a part of the network, for example to facilitate inter-carrier ENNI handoff or to provide smart demarcation, where the edge or aggregation layer is provided by another vendor,” he says. “RAD has vast experience in working with all major metro/core switch and MSAN vendors to ensure interoperability and seamless integration.”

Alternatively, RAD’s Service Assured Access solution provides instant Carrier Ethernet functionality for third-party switches, routers and Ethernet converters using the unique MiNID® – RAD’s miniature NID in an SFP sleeve form factor. “Plugging the MiNID into non-Carrier Ethernet equipment is a fast and easy way to normalize an existing network and enable it with Ethernet OAM capabilities and service demarcation while reusing existing SFP optics and avoiding unnecessary network forklifts,” Tevet notes.

"Our research shows worldwide revenue for business Ethernet services is projected to exceed $45 billion by 2016,” adds Erin Dunne, Director of Research Services at Vertical Systems Group. “Management tools are an increasingly critical element for service providers to meet this demand and deliver scalable services efficiently.”

“Every customer and prospect we have spoken to has repeated the same basic mantra: We want a solution that will cut our costs and increase our revenues,” RAD’s Tevet concludes. “RAD’s SAA does just that.”

Light Reading’s Ethernet Europe and the IP Possibilities Conference & Expo both open on April 16.

About RAD

RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network. By allowing mobile, business and wholesale service providers to decouple service evolution from network evolution, we assist them in migrating at a pace that is right for them. They can leverage existing resources and prolong the use of a large variety of their current legacy interfaces and equipment, as well as maintain network and service performance to guarantee user experience.  In addition to providing an economical migration path to network edge virtualization, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments.

Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.3 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

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