RAD was cited for the Best Carrier Ethernet Aggregation Product EMEA for its recently-unveiled ETX-5300A Ethernet Service Aggregation Platform. The winners were selected by a panel of judges from leading industry analyst firms and telecom operators.
“This award, the third such one we’ve received in the past twelve months, confirms RAD’s leadership role in developing the most advanced Carrier Ethernet access solutions the industry has to offer,” states Amir Karo, Vice President of Marketing at RAD Data Communications.
“Our best-of-breed Carrier Ethernet portfolio succeeds in winning multiple commendations because it provides the same ‘look and feel’ in terms of service and network management, uniform performance monitoring and provisioning, and simplified maintenance while delivering high capacity at an affordable cost that significantly lowers TCO. In addition, we engineer our solutions to respond to the carrier’s demand for equipment that features low energy consumption and a small footprint that saves space in street cabinets and the POP.”
The ETX-5300A grooms Ethernet and TDM traffic from the access network to the provider’s edge (PE), enabling operators to substantially reduce their operational costs per Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) link. Packaged in a small form factor box that uses less than half the power consumption than any competitive product, the ETX-5300A aggregates up to 80 GbE or 16 10GbE access links into redundant 10 GbE ports, freeing up expensive PE capacity and significantly reducing CapEx and OpEx by cutting the price per link when working opposite RAD’s ETX Carrier Ethernet demarcation devices. It can also be deployed to deliver SLA-based business Ethernet services.
“The ETX-5300A features an extensive toolset with an unsurpassed suite of advanced timing-over-
Last year, RAD was the only vendor to have won two Carrier Ethernet Awards. The company’s ETX-203A was recognized as best Carrier Ethernet demarcation product in Asia-Pacific at Carrier Ethernet APAC 2011 in Singapore. At Carrier Ethernet World Congress 2011, held in Amsterdam that year, RAD’s ETX-205A won the award for Best Carrier Ethernet mobile backhaul product in EMEA.
Founded in 1981, RAD Data Communications has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access and backhaul equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, carriers, and enterprise networks, as well as utilities and transportation systems. The company's installed base exceeds 12,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world, including AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Vodafone. RAD is an active participant in industry organizations such as the IETF, Broadband Forum, ITU, and MEF. Its customers are supported by 31 offices and more than 300 channel partners in 165 countries. RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions. RAD Data Communications site: www.rad.com Twitter: