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June 05, 2008

Accedian Networks Recognized for Growth and Technology

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor


Accedian Networks (News - Alert) has been recognized as one of the top 25 emerging technology companies in the Branham 300 listing recently published in Backbone Magazine.
The Branham 300 list represents the fastest growing and most innovative companies in Canada’s information communications technology (ICT) sector. The Branham 300 list is released each year by the Branham Group, a multinational information technology and communications consulting organization.
Accedian Networks, a provider of wireless backhaul and packet performance assurance solutions for telecom, cable and wireless communications providers, offers a unique product line that addresses the shortcomings of Ethernet technology when used in wide area networking applications, including business access services and emerging high-speed 3G and 4G/WiMAX wireless communications.
Service providers using Accedian Networks’ wireless backhaul solutions can establish robust, carrier-grade Ethernet and IP-based services using existing networks. The company said that the enabling elements in its Ethernet Service Assurance Platform (ESAP) are the EtherNID (News - Alert) and MetroNID intelligent network demarcation units. These are typically installed by service providers at customer premises, cell sites, and inter-carrier hand-off points to define a clear boundary between their network and those of their customers.  
Leveraging the units that feature advanced networking and test capabilities providers can easily establish end-to-end Ethernet services, and back them with service level agreements (SLAs). In addition they can also monitor and assure service quality, remotely manage their services with standards-based operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) functionality.
Peter Wolchak, editor of Backbone Magazine, noted that one of the most compelling portions of the Branham 300 list is the “Up and Comers” section, pointing as it does to the future direction of technology. He said that the Top 25 Up and Comers list represents Branham’s best guess as to which companies will make the biggest headlines in the years ahead, providing the definitive profile of Canada’s high-tech sector.
“We are pleased to once again be recognized for our innovative products and continued growth”, said Patrick Ostiguy (News - Alert), Accedian Networks’ founding president & CEO in a statement.  
Ostiguy explained that Accedian Networks’ solutions are uniquely designed to address the issues that service providers face in their transition to the packet-based networks and applications that represent the future of communications. The company’s products help providers to accelerate this transition, deploy new Ethernet services with confidence, and ultimately generate new sources of high-growth revenue that differentiate their offerings in today’s highly competitive telecom marketplace.
Recently Accedian Networks’ EtherNID packet assurance demarcation unit was chosen as the winner of the “2008 Diamond Technology Reviews.” The reviews are conducted by Broadband Gear Report, a Hermes Media & Research publication, on a yearly basis.
Accedian Networks’ was recognized for innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability, and technical capabilities that can contribute towards the development of cable multi-service operators (MSOs).
Ostiguy said that 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.
Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

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