ANDA Adds 10-Gig Demarc

ANDA Networks unveils 10-Gig carrier Ethernet intelligent network termination equipment

June 17, 2008

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LAS VEGAS -- At NXTComm, ANDA Networks, the leader in carrier-class Ethernet access network platforms, is extending its EtherReach(r) product suite to accommodate the growing bandwidth needs of carriers and enterprises by providing a new 10-gigabit intelligent Ethernet demarcation product. The new EtherReach10G comes in a small rack mountable 1 RU form factor supporting the latest Ethernet Operations Administration and Maintenance (OAM) capabilities and integrated service level agreement (SLA) verification metrics. EtherReach10G is ideally suited for carriers offering managed Ethernet services to large enterprises with high-bandwidth applications needs such as content distribution, streaming video, P2P services, or large storage and back-up requirements for data center consolidation.

EtherReach10G has rich operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) capabilities supporting the newest IEEE 802.1ag, 802.3ah and ITU Y.1731 Ethernet OAM standards while providing intelligent demarcation between provider and subscriber networks. The EtherReach10G supports "tunable" subscriber bandwidth up to 10G selectable in increments as granular as 1Mbps with rich quality-of-service (QoS) management and policing for enabling convergence of multiple traffic types such as best-effort data, VoIP, streaming video and mission critical transaction-based applications over a carrier's 10G service offering. Further, by enabling carrier grade protection using dual 10G uplinks on the box, carriers can offer rapid restoral for managed back-up services or during maintenance and repair periods using ANDA's "bridge-and-roll" capabilities which perform well under the typical 50ms switchover standard within the system.

"Ethernet is evolving from being just a private-line replacement to a full advanced OAM solution with end-to-end SLA visibility as enterprise customers increasingly demand high-bandwidth connectivity complete with service level agreements, notes Stan Hubbard, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading. "Coupling new Ethernet 2.0 capabilities such as advanced OAM with intelligent 10G demarcation becomes particularly important as carriers move more converged IP traffic including VoIP, bandwidth intensive video, P2P, and mobile data backhaul traffic over increasingly higher speed Ethernet interfaces to their optical backbone. 'Carrier Ethernet 2.0' opens the door to new revenue-generating opportunities for carriers as these new OAM and management capabilities become available in products like the new EtherReach10G."

ANDA Networks Inc.

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