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ETX-2i

Carrier Ethernet Demarcation

Part of RAD’s Service Assured Access solutions, the ETX-2i ethernet platform is a line of next-generation NID/NTUs and carrier Ethernet demarcation device options that enables advanced networking demarcation for SLA-based, L2 and L3 business services, wholesale services and mobile backhaul. The ETX-2i offers a variety of Ethernet network products supporting these connections: 1-GbE, 10-GbE (10GB Ethernet) and 100-GbE (100G ethernet CPE).

MEF 3.0 Certified

ETX-2i
MEF 3.0
Network Demarcation: License-enabled, remote upgrades up to 100G

The ETX-2i provides MEF 3.0 demarcation and aggregation over any access, including over LTE/broadband. Its FPGA architecture flexibly adapts to future customer needs.

 

Key Take-Aways

Demarcation
Whitebox+

with embedded physical network functions in a single device to optimize inventory

Full suite

of Carrier Ethernet demarcation and aggregation capabilities, up to 100 GbE rates

Powerful

Carrier-class operating system uses interoperable NETCONF protocol

Wire-speed

Networking performance while preserving CPU resources for instantiation of additional VNFs 

Consistent

CE 2.0 and IP service delivery over any access infrastructure

ETX-2i-B: IP and Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device with D-NFV

Available as a modular demarcation device, the ETX-2i enables operators to deliver the most advanced Carrier Ethernet services, IP VPNs and vCPE functionalities over any network connection. In addition, the ETX-2i combines advanced timing functionalities for LTE/LTE-A.

  • Up to eight GbE combo ports
  • Integrated wire-speed switch/router
  • Modular network interfaces: FE/GbE (combo), E1/T1, T3, VDSL2, or SHDSL
  • Flexible synchronization offering Sync-E, IEEE 1588v2 slave, BC and TC for frequency and phase synchronization in mobile networks
  • Hot-pluggable x86 D-NFV server module for hosting virtual functions
  • NEBS-compliant and environmentally hardened enclosure options
  • 3U device with six GbE combo ports and 64 x E1/T1, offering high scale, cost-effective TDM over packet services

ETX-2i-10G: 10G Carrier Ethernet Demarcation/Aggregation Device

The ETX-2i-10G combines intelligent, high bandwidth demarcation and aggregation capabilities for enterprise headquarters and mobile backhaul operators. As an aggregation solution at the concentration point, a single unit can support numerous services and concurrent OAM sessions.

  • 19” unit with up to four 10-GbE and up to 24 GbE ports in various combinations
  • Half-19” unit with up to four 10-GbE and up to eight GbE ports in various combinations
  • Flexible synchronization offering Sync-E, IEEE 1588v2 slave, BC and TC for frequency and phase synchronization in mobile networks
  • ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching
  • NEBS-compliant and environmentally hardened enclosure options

ETX-2i-100G: 100 GbE Carrier Ethernet Demarcation

ETX-2i-100G delivers the full suite of Carrier Ethernet demarcation and aggregation capabilities, at 100 GbE rates. ETX-2i-100G addresses the increasing demand for high bandwidth access to data centers, while maintaining MEF CE 2.0 SLAs, service monitoring, flexibility and management.

  • 19”, 1RU with redundant power supply
  • Two 100G platforms:
    - Three 100-GbE (QSFP28) and 10 x 1/10-GbE SFP+ interfaces
    - Four 100-GbE (QSFP28) and 16 x 1/10-GbE SFP+ interfaces
  • Advanced QoS with hierarchical policing and bandwidth shaping per EVC and EVC.CoS
  • Accurate and scalable hardware based OAM and performance monitoring per ITU-T Y.1731 and TWAMP
  • Y.1564 service activation testing at wire-speed

ETX-2i-10G Hardened Enclosure Indoor/Outdoor

The ETX-2i-10G combines intelligent, high bandwidth demarcation and aggregation capabilities for enterprise headquarters and mobile backhaul operators. As an aggregation solution at the concentration point, a single unit can support numerous services and concurrent OAM sessions.

  • 19” unit with up to four 10-GbE and up to 24 GbE ports in various combinations
  • Half-19” unit with up to four 10-GbE and up to eight GbE ports in various combinations
  • Flexible synchronization offering Sync-E, IEEE 1588v2 slave, BC and TC for frequency and phase synchronization in mobile networks
  • ITU-T G.8032 Ethernet Ring Protection Switching
  • NEBS-compliant and environmentally hardened enclosure options

Resources

Data Sheet

  • ETX-2i 1G Devices

Presentations

  • RADinsight PM Presentation
  • Carrier Ethernet H.QoS

White Papers

  • Cloudify, RAD Develop Reference Stack for Mass uCPE Deployment
  • Intel's Paper on RAD's uCPE Solution
  • Service Assured vCPE
  • Commercializing NFV: vCPE as a first step
  • vCPE Market Outlook
  • RAD-HPE vCPE Solution Testing
  • RAD’s vCPE Solution Brief at Intel’s Network Builders

Webinars

  • Virtualizing the Enterprise Edge – Paradigm Shifts in Enterprise IT
  • RAD Webinar: NG-EADs
  • RAD Webinar: 5G RAN Faster
  • RAD Webinar: vCPE Market Trends, Drivers and Use Cases
  • A RAD Intel Webinar: The Time for vCPE is Now!
  • Webinar: Boosting White Box Performance
  • Commercializing NFV – is vCPE the First Step?

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