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Telekom Romania Communications to Deploy RAD's CE 2.0-Certified Carrier Ethernet Service Assured Access Solution

Will Deliver Wholesale Broadband Connectivity to International Service Providers
Nov 03, 2014

RAD, whose Service Assured Access solutions are deployed by leading operators around the world, has announced that Telekom Romania Communications has selected its Carrier Ethernet CE 2.0 MEF-certified demarcation devices to facilitate the delivery of wholesale broadband connectivity to international service providers.

“Given the accelerated evolution of customers’ demands from legacy to new generation Ethernet-based services and the shift from the local to global market, we focused on developing our capability to provide the best standardized solutions featuring improved classes of services, service manageability and interoperability,” explains Sonia Radut, Products and Business Development Romania Project Manager, Telekom Romania Group. “In this respect, we selected RAD’S ETX-2 demarcation devices as the best solution for our Carrier Ethernet 2.0 MEF certified services - L2Connect 2.0.”

RAD’s ETX-2, an element in its Service Assured Access portfolio, provides advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 demarcation for SLA-based services. It is designed to lower costs for operating the solution and increase efficiency with an extensive service lifecycle toolkit that can be implemented in a variety of deployment modes over any access infrastructure.

“RAD, of course, is honored to have been selected by Telekom Romania Communications,” states Illy Sarid, Senior Regional Sales Manager at RAD. “Their decision followed a thorough selection process and a testing period that pitted our solution with those of competing vendors to ensure quality and compatibility,” he continues. “This certainly testifies to our leadership in designing the industry’s best state-of-the-art Carrier Ethernet solutions.”

The contract was facilitated by ICG, a local RAD partner in Romania, which will also provide logistical and technical support to Telekom Romania Communications during the deployment process. “ICG has partnered with RAD for almost two decades, and provided the first RAD solution to the former Romtelecom, currently Telekom Romania Communications, in 1995,” notes Gabriel Badea, its General Manager.

About Telekom Romania
Telekom Romania is a new and dynamic telecommunication brand, offering complete, innovative, simplified and customized mobile and fixed-line communications services for a vast customer community comprised of approximately 10 million services.

Through two operators, Telekom Romania Mobile Communications and Telekom Romania Communications, Telekom Romania provides a complete range of telecommunications services for a full and rewarding customer experience: 3G and 4G mobile voice and mobile data services, traditional fixed telephony, high speed internet and television on multiple technologies, including IPTV, as well as high-quality content and exclusivities in order to complete the entertainment experience. For business customers, the new brand is the promise for delivering turn-key IT&C solutions, which support companies becoming more competitive and agile.

Telekom Romania is a brand belonging to the Deutsche Telekom family, which is now present in 51 countries on five continents, with more than 220,000 employees across the globe. The brand has been present in the Romanian market since 2014, after the joint rebranding of COSMOTE Romania and Romtelecom.

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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