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PacketFront announces Next Generation Broadband Access Technology

by david.nunes

Stockholm –  2012-02-15

PacketFront announces Next Generation Broadband Access Technology

This latest generation of the ASR product line provides full service-flexibility for the network edge. Using a hybrid ASIC and Network Processor design, the ASR6000 delivers superior functionality for controlling bandwidth consumption and traffic quality of services in the access layer. The ASR6000 has innovative features that reduce the operational costs for running broadband networks, as well as improving the quality of the delivered services. With support for both 100Mbit/s and 1Gbit/s speeds over copper and fiber access ports, moving into the world of Gigabit broadband networking has never been easier. The ASR6000 provides full wirespeed IPv4 and IPv6 routing and switching.
“The two main challenges facing broadband operators today are consumers’ increasing demands for bandwidth and the need for a secure IPv6 Internet access. The ASR6000 delivers both of these”, says Fredrik Nyman, Access Product Manager at PacketFront. “IPv6 security is at the top of the agenda for many broadband networks. The ASR6000 native dual-stack deployment makes it possible to proceed without this issue becoming an obstacle.”
The new, script-based service control framework means that each ASR6000 can independently use RADIUS or DHCP servers to authenticate and to supply services to end-user clients. This creates a very cost-effective solution for service control and network management.
The ASR6000 also contains features to simplify network operations. For example, remote packet capture and quality inspection of TV broadcasts make it possible to analyze each customer’s experience of network services and thereby shorten troubleshooting time. Furthermore, the ASR6000 provides superior queuing and scheduling with thousands of virtual queues, true ingress- and egress traffic shaping, and fair queuing to ensure the best possible customer experience when using the Internet.
The “fit-anywhere” form factor makes the ASR6000 ideal for both local deployment in buildings, and high-density central-office installations.
PacketFront will present the ASR6000 at our booth – G11 – at the FTTH Conference in Munich 15-16.02.2012.

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