Consumers’ sophisticated technology needs are increasing day-by-day. Consequently, next-generation networks are getting more complex day-by-day too. Accordingly, the demand for more flexible and cost-effective next-generation networks and customized transport network solutions has also increased.
Addressing this fast-growing demand for customized and sophisticated transport network solutions, UTStarcom (News - Alert) Holdings Corp., a provider of media operational support services and broadband equipment products and services, has rolled-out its new NetRing TN701 compact packet transport network (PTN) box.
As a new member of the company’s NetRing PTN product suite, the new NetRing TN701 helps operators enhance profitability by extending the availability and reliability of multiprotocol label switching transport profile (MPLS-TP) networks from metro core and aggregation to the network edge.
According to UTStarcom, the NetRing platform is the company’s packet-based optical transport solution, which is based on the latest MPLS-TP technology. It is designed for mobile backhaul, Ethernet services and broadband aggregation applications.
Currently under commercial deployment in the Korea market, the NetRing TN701 has been incorporated with key features such as optimized dimensions, extended reach, improved signaling and durability, and enhanced reliability, according to a press release.
Measuring 9.06” x 5.91” x 1.75”, TN701’s new design facilitates a more efficient and cost-effective use of space. It also expands the MPLS-TP to the network edge, like street cabinets, pole installations and desktop Ethernet Access Device (EAD) application scenarios.
In addition, TN701operates effectively in temperatures as high as 70 degrees Celsius and can be deployed in traditionally challenging outdoor locations, such as narrow side streets and rural areas.
Furthermore, TN701 ensures both service reliability and an overall improved user experience, as it features end-to-end provisioning and management and a sub-50ms protection mechanism, all at the access layer.
The NetRing TN701 will be introduced in Japan and other Asian markets in the near future, say officials.
"We are proud to launch this new addition to our branded high-quality PTN series which we believe addresses fast-growing customer demand for a more customized and sophisticated transport network solutions," said Mr. William Wong, chief executive officer, UTStarcom, in a statement. "With NetRing TN701, we can enable our customers to deploy more flexible and cost-effective next-generation networks. By increasing investment in our broadband business, we plan to continue to bring new innovative product capabilities to market to provide even greater value to our customers across Asia."
Edited by Blaise McNamee