Siemens ICN: Carrier Ethernet Enters the WAN

Siemens ICN will report on a new carrier-grade Ethernet solution for access and aggregation networks at BWF 2004

September 17, 2004

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MUNICH -- At the Broadband World Forum 2004 in Venice (Italy), Siemens ICN will report on a new carrier-grade Ethernet solution for access and aggregation networks. It provides a cost-efficient and future-proof platform for broadband services. Consumers and enterprises will benefit in terms of high bandwidth and flexibility.

Carrier-grade Ethernet in the first mile means an increased reach with speeds of 10 to 100 Mbps in metropolitan and also more dispersed residential areas. Enterprises, on the other hand, are looking for flexible service offers ranging from the replacement of E1/T1 lines to Gigabit Ethernet multipoint-to-multipoint services. This can be achieved through the use of direct fiber connections, although the latest DSL technologies like VDSL and ADSL2+ also permit distances of up to 6 km or speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

In the second mile, traffic is aggregated toward an IP/MPLS core for services such as residential high-speed internet access. For services like LAN interconnection, VPN, peer-to-peer traffic, Video on Demand or TV broadcast, direct connectivity is provided. A structured network and service architecture maps this variety onto a simple generic model.

This concept is implemented using VLAN and MPLS technologies, allowing a separation for security and service control, and the flexible provisioning of QoS and SLAs. With advanced mechanisms for ring protection (ERP, RPR) and MPLS fast failovers, sub-50 ms restoration times are possible. Together with redundant nodes and network design, hitless switchovers and in-service upgrades, the required level of service availability can be guaranteed.

The presentation will be held on Wednesday 22nd September, 2004, at 3:15pm in the Palazzo dell'ex Casinò (TecPreview Theater).

Siemens Information and Communications Networks Inc.

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