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RAD Brings its Service Assured Solutions for Service Providers, Power Utilities and Transportation Communications Networks to AfricaCom

Nov 04, 2013

RAD has announced that at AfricaCom 2013 it will exhibit its Service Assured solutions for providers of fixed, mobile, wholesale, business and cloud services as well as for communications networks in the power utilities and transportation sectors.

“With the linking of Africa’s coastal, urban and commercial hubs to undersea fiber cables, carriers are taking advantage of all that new bandwidth to roll out advanced Metro Ethernet networks, with which they can increase their revenues by offering their customers the latest SLA-assured Ethernet services,” notes RAD Sales Director Noam Dor. “Furthermore, fiber connectivity is now reaching much further into the interior, encouraged by government sponsored initiatives to bring modern communications solutions to larger segments of the population,” he continues. “Service Assured Access is an essential solution for the rapidly developing African market. It is a comprehensive offering that features a robust service lifecycle toolkit that goes beyond MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 requirements, and supports multiple deployment mode scenarios over various bearer circuits: fiber, DSL and PDH.”

One of RAD’s Service Assured Access innovations is its award-winning MiNID® – a unique, miniature NID in an SFP sleeve. When plugged into basic routers and switches, it imparts service providers with an immediate Carrier Ethernet upgrade, normalizing their network without costly network forklifts.

Guaranteed Performance for Power Utility and Transportation Networks
RAD will also present at AfricaCom its Service Assured Networking solutions for power utility, and transportation network communications. Service Assured Networking is an all-inclusive solution that provides reliable, scalable and secure performance over SDH and carrier-grade Ethernet for hybrid multiservice substation communications, distance and differential Teleprotection, core operational networks, secure SCADA communications, distribution automation backhaul, and Smart Meters backhaul.  

In addition, RAD’s Service Assured Networking solution has now been upgraded with Traffic Duplication, a new technology developed by RAD that transports mission-critical traffic simultaneously over two networks: SDH and carrier-grade Ethernet. It can be used to minimize delay on critical utility applications – such as Teleprotection – by capitalizing on Carrier Ethernet’s reduced latency at higher speeds. “With this approach,” Dor concludes, “African utilities can use the packet network solely as a redundant mode of transport at first, while over time, and as confidence increases, it can become the primary operational network.”

RAD customers include African operators and service providers such as Airtel, CAMTEL, Eskom, Galaxy Nigeria, Main One Nigeria, MTN Nigeria, OCIT (Orange-Côte d’Ivoire Telecom), Telecom Namibia, Telkom Kenya, Sonatel, Tanesco, and Vodafone Ghana.

AfricaCom, the continent’s largest annual communications congress and exhibition, opens in Cape Town, South Africa on November 12 and runs through November 14.

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 using disaggregated architecture (DA). 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 $1.46 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

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