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RAD Releases Unique Platform for Small Cell Aggregation

May 31, 2016

RAD, the award-winning vendor of Service Assured Access (SAA) solutions for service providers, has announced that it has expanded its LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) backhaul portfolio by introducing a unique new platform for small cell aggregation.

“4G networks will rely heavily on small cell deployments to provide the required capacity and coverage,” states Ulik Broida, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RAD. “They are already the market’s fastest growing element in today’s networks and are expected to feature prominently in 5G deployments as well,” he continues. “Despite their importance, however, there has been no efficient and economical way to properly aggregate large traffic volumes over fixed lines, until now.”

RAD’s new ETX-2i-10G is a small cell aggregation platform that combines high port density, including 10 Gbps uplinks, in a compact, environmentally-hardened enclosure – saving much needed rack space at carrier PoPs. Furthermore, it is equipped with full IP and Carrier Ethernet demarcation and performance monitoring capabilities, as well as flexible IEEE 1588 and Sync-E timing synchronization functionalities.

“This is a powerful combination,” concludes Broida. “As a result, the ETX-2i-10G enables mobile service providers to un​leash the full power of the LTE experience for their customers while lowering their costs.”

RAD will exhibit its latest Service Assured Access releases at CommunicAsia 2016, which runs from May 31 to June 3 in Singapore. RAD will be exhibiting at Stand 1H2-01.

About RAD

As a global telecom access solutions vendor, RAD is committed to enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network. By keeping at the forefront of pioneering technologies and engaging in co-innovation with our customers, we strive to help service providers move up the value chain at a pace that is right for them, while offering their end-customers and network operators added value – be it in network edge virtualization and vCPE, industrial IoT, or 5G xHaul. All these are available through our Service Assured Access solutions, which are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency.

With over 39 years of innovation, a significant worldwide presence in over 150 countries and an installed base of more than 16 million network elements, RAD has a proven track record of delivering value and addressing our customers’ needs. RAD is a member of the $1.5 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in telecommunications solutions.

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