TEL AVIV, June 26, 2019 – RAD, the industry leader of Service Assured Access, today announced the addition of disruptive capabilities to its next generation Carrier Ethernet access devices (NG-EADs), part of RAD’s Service Assured Access solutions.
The ETX-2 NG-EADs now feature LTE/broadband connectivity to enable Carrier Ethernet services at the customer premises.
“As the leader in the EAD market, it is only natural that RAD would extend its offering to truly cover any access requirement,” said Ilan Tevet, RAD’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “By using readily available LTE or broadband networks, the ETX-2 NG-EAD allows service providers to deliver over the top (OTT) Carrier Ethernet services, a unique offering that hasn’t been available until now. This presents an opportunity for CSPs to create their own economical Layer 2 version of SD-WAN.”
The ETX-2 NG-EADs also bring service automation to the fore. They support SDN control and management as well as a full stack of standardized LSO APIs that enable end-to-end orchestration of MEF 3.0 services across multiple providers and over multiple network technology domains.
As such, they open the door for service providers to evolve from the traditional siloed approach into integral players in a worldwide federation of cloud-like networks supporting dynamic services anywhere.
With such powerful capabilities, service providers can achieve fast time to revenue by eliminating the typical 30-to-90-day setup period for customer branches, while eliminating the need to lease costly last mile services from wholesale providers.
The ETX-2 NG-EADs also offer optional virtualization modules to allow RAD customers to enhance their services in a flexible manner by hosting any third party virtual function.
The new NG-EADs will be discussed in further detail in a RAD webinar – The Secret to Fast Carrier Ethernet Service Roll Outs in Underserved Areas – on Thursday, June 27, at 17:00 Israel (GMT+2) time.
RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network using disaggregated architecture (DA). By allowing mobile, business and wholesale service providers to decouple service evolution from network evolution, we assist them in migrating at a pace that is right for them. They can leverage existing resources and prolong the use of a large variety of their current legacy interfaces and equipment, as well as maintain network and service performance to guarantee user experience. In addition to providing an economical migration path to network edge virtualization, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments. Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.46 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.