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RAD's Service Assured Access Solutions Receives MEF's New Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

January 31, 2013

RAD's Service Assured Access Solutions Receives MEF's New Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

RAD Data Communications (News - Alert), a specialist in offering Service Assured Access solutions, has recently won the MEF's (News - Alert) New Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification for its Carrier Ethernet devices.

The RAD products that received the CE 2.0 certification are the ETX-5300A Ethernet Service Aggregation Platform, ETX-205A Advanced Carrier Ethernet/Mobile Demarcation Device and ETX-203AX Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Device.

"CE 2.0 certification is further evidence of RAD's industry leading position as a vendor of Service Assured Access solutions for retail, wholesale and mobile service providers," said Amir Karo, RAD's vice president of business development and marketing. "RAD is proud to play a central role in the advancement of standardized Carrier Ethernet technology, which will benefit end-users by providing better SLA tools and improved QoE and, in turn, increase operator revenue and profitability by reducing TCO."

Many carriers and service providers are relying on RAD’s Carrier Ethernet solutions that helps to extend service reach, while minimizing TCO by using Carrier Ethernet demarcation devices with built-in SLA assurance, end-to-end QoS management, Five Nines (99.999%) availability, timing over packet synchronization, and remote fault isolation. RAD’s Carrier Ethernet service demarcation devices and aggregation platforms enable SLA-based EPL, EVPL, and E-LAN, as well as Carrier Ethernet 2.0 E-Access and multi-CoS services over fiber, PDH, SDH, SONET, and DSL infrastructure.

“To be recognized as CE 2.0 certified, each company must pass a test suite that totals 634 stringent tests and the demand for certified products and services is a driving force, and we expect a significant increase in service provider certifications not only from established markets, but also from developing economies in 2013," Bob Mandeville, president and founder of test lab Iometrix (News - Alert), added.

All three CE 2.0 certified products have previously won many other prestigious Carrier Ethernet Awards at Carrier Ethernet World Congress events.

Edited by Ashley Caputo
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