Patapsco Releases Its PacketBand TDM

Patapsco launches IP leased line emulator

January 12, 2005

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HAMPSHIRE, U.K. -- A new system from telecoms engineering company, Patapsco Communications, will allow IP-based carriers to exploit the full potential of their IP networks, and ensure an easy and cost effective transition for carriers wishing to migrate. This system can also benefit mobile operators, systems integrators and corporate users.

Patapsco’s new PacketBand TDM enables IP networks to emulate leased lines, so enabling clocked synchronous or legacy data to be delivered over IP, MPLS, Metro and Ethernet networks. As leased line costs far exceed those of IP networks, particularly for international circuits, this could result in increased business opportunities and margins for carriers, as well as cost savings for their users.

Carriers that will benefit from this new product include those with IP-based networks who are currently unable to offer leased lines. Using PacketBand, TDM they can now offer ‘virtual’ leased lines for data traffic at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, carriers may wish to utilise their national or international IP network to ‘break-out’ for delivery of the ‘last mile’ so eliminating the need to use expensive international leased lines.

Carriers who have traditional switched circuit or TDM architecture will also profit from PacketBand TDM. It will enable them to migrate customers seamlessly onto an IP network without network changes, so encouraging customer retention by offering them the option of a low cost IP network.

Explained Paul Strawbridge, Managing Director at Patapsco Communications, “Traditionally, organisations would use leased lines to transport synchronous or legacy data, whilst retaining IP for voice and data packets only. Now, with PacketBand TDM this has changed and synchronous traffic can be transported over low cost IP networks.

“This is a win-win situation. Carriers offering IP will be able to extend their services to include virtual leased lines across the IP network. This will open up new and profitable markets, whilst their customers can also benefit from the lower network costs,” he said.

Patapsco Communications

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