Completel Picks RAD

French alternative operator Completel selects RAD devices to deliver differentiated services over Ethernet to enterprise customers

February 12, 2008

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MAHWAH, N.J. -- Completel, which maintains France’s largest alternative metropolitan fiber access network, has deployed Ethernet access devices from RAD Data Communications to facilitate the provisioning of differentiated services over Ethernet to its enterprise customers across the country.

RAD's ETX-102 and ETX-202 Ethernet Network Termination Units (E-NTUs) are intelligent demarcation devices, owned and operated by the service provider and installed at the subscriber’s premises. They are used to extend and transport Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet traffic over fiber while providing extensive fault detection and diagnostic capabilities that allow the service provider to address diverse client needs and offer binding Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with guaranteed Quality-of-Service (QoS) over the entire service path.

“Given that Ethernet services are growing in complexity and becoming more diversified, Completel decided to deploy intelligent demarcation units to enable remote monitoring and configuration of those services to guarantee customer SLAs” explains Xavier Poinsignon, Data Product Manager at Completel.

Completel’s LAN-to-LAN data service has evolved into a feature-rich offering with options that have been introduced in response to customer demand. RAD’s ETX line enables Completel to offer on the same physical link other value-added services, such as IP VPN, VoIP, and Very High Rate Internet access with the same QoS guarantees it provides to LAN-to-LAN subscribers. The ETX units have proven themselves to be easy to install and supervise and are fully interoperable with Completel’s backbone equipment.

“Metro fiber operators today are providing their customers much more than just ‘best effort’ Ethernet access services,” states Robert Leger, Sales Director at Connect Data, the local RAD partner that supplied Completel with the RAD solution. “RAD’s Ether Access® concept ensures reliable delivery of Ethernet services end-to-end across the network by engineering traffic at the formal hand-off to the customer,” he adds. “Ethernet is now Completel’s sole transport network protocol,” he notes. “RAD’s ETX E-NTUs are a perfect solution for delivering multiple voice and data valued-added services over Ethernet.”

RAD Data Communications Ltd.

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