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May 29, 2008

Accedian Networks Wins 2008 Diamond Technology Reviews Award

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

 

Accedian Networks (News - Alert), a Packet Performance Assurance solution provider for the telecom, cable and wireless communication industries, today announced that its EtherNID (News - Alert) packet assurance demarcation unit has been selected as the winner of the “2008 Diamond Technology Reviews.”

Diamond Technology Reviews are conducted by Broadband Gear Report, a Hermes Media & Research publication, on a yearly basis. The products are reviewed on parameters such as innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability, and technical capabilities that can contribute towards the development of cable multi-service operators (MSOs).
 
The panel of judges for the 2008 Diamond Technology Reviews included senior network engineering executives from Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable, Charter Communications, Suddenlink, Sunflower Broadband, KnowledgeLink and Bresnan Communications.
 
Accedian Packet Performance Assurance solutions enable carrier-grade, packet-based applications over wireless and wire-line networks, according to the company. EtherNID units establish, monitor and maintain high-performance Ethernet services for wireless backhaul and business access application, two key areas of business that attract multi-service operators (MSOs), company officials say.
 
EtherNID’s hardware-based packet processing capabilities are installed at customer and cell sites. The unit is designed to enable the creation and assurance of carrier-grade Ethernet connectivity over multi-technology, multi-vendor and multi-carrier networks, giving the high-performance wireless backhaul and business access services backed by end-to-end Service Level Agreements (SLAs), company officials say.
 
EtherNID’s advanced capabilities include in-service throughput testing, one-way delay and jitter measurement, intelligent layer 1-4 loopbacks, Ethernet service mapping and zero-latency traffic shaping, they say.
 
“Cable MSOs are focused on becoming complete communications providers, serving home, enterprise and wireless customers with a complete service portfolio.  To complete their offerings, MSOs are rapidly deploying business and wireless backhaul services, both are high-growth revenue opportunities that their fiber-rich networks have the capacity to support,” said Laura Hamilton, editor-in-chief, Broadband Gear Report. “The Diamond Technology Reviews has recognized Accedian Networks’ solution as a solid product with unique attributes that help cable operators move quickly into both of these key markets.”
 
Patrick Ostiguy (News - Alert), founding president and chief executive officer of Accedian Networks, said, “By including all of the necessary networking and monitoring functions required to deploy and manage carrier-grade services in a compact demarcation unit, service providers can quickly scale to revenue without costly network or operational support system upgrades.  The EtherNID unit solves access platform interoperability issues by acting as a common service end-point, with consistent operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) functionality from end-to-end over any network.”
 
Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
 
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