Adax Controller Handles 3G

Adax's new ATMII-PMC protocol controller handles all 3G network signaling functions and cuts costs

February 18, 2003

2 Min Read

CANNES, France -- The new ATMII-PMC protocol controller from Adax, the industry leader in high performance communications and signaling infrastructure, has the capability to perform all 3G network signaling functions. Using the same board throughout the network allows 3G network designers to reduce costs as common interfaces (APIs) can be utilised to ease and speed application development, service deployment and also reduce support costs. In addition, the board's high performance makes the applications more efficient, thereby lowering the hardware investment.The ATMII-PMC adds the ability to provide AAL2 support for the Radio Network (RN) portion of 3G networks (RNC to Node B). When this is coupled with the current support for the Circuit Switched (CS) and Packet Switched (PS) networks, a full connection from the Core Network (CN) to the network edge (Node B) is available. Service Specific Connection Oriented Protocol (SSCOP) and Service Specific Coordination Function (SSCF) for broadband signaling, and SIGTRAN protocols for IP signaling are also included, so the ATMII controller is also able to send signaling and IP over AAL5 in 3G networks. With both AAL2 and AAL5 capability, the controller can be used in any node throughout the 3G network.Being able to perform all the 3G network signaling tasks from the MSC to the Node B simplifies the parts list and by upgrading the software to meet all layer two requirements, Adax has helped speed development time and increase customers’ ability to integrate solutions ahead of the competition. Further advantages come from the protection of investment for customers; the same controller utilised for all nodes makes for easily scaleable solutions. Installing multiple ATM cards if needed means that fully scalable solutions are now a reality for T1/E1, OC3/STM-1, IMA and Ethernet/IP, assisting convergence both in the present and in the future.“Traditionally, Adax products have resided in the Core Network, extending out as far as the Radio Network Controller (RNC),” commented Robin Kent, Director of European Operations, Adax. “With the combination of the new ATMII hardware for AAL2 and AAL5 and recent performance enhancements to the SSCOP/SSCF software, Adax now has the capability to sit right out to the basestations (Node B’s) at the network edge in 3G/UMTS networks.”Adax Inc.

Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like