Feature Article

November 08, 2012

Telco Systems Releases T-Marc 3312SC, an Ideal Solution for Small Cell Deployments

Recently, a BATM company and developer of CE2.0 compliant multi-service carrier Ethernet access, MPLS and SDN solutions, Telco Systems, unveiled its new T-Marc 3312SC next-generation mobile backhaul carrier-Ethernet/MPLS demarcation device. 

Cost-effectively providing an answer to a variety of service requirements, T-Marc 3312SC allows mobile operators and wholesale providers to standardize all of their deployments by using only one product. It provides large port density and is designed to support the mobile operators’ transition into 3.5G and 4G technologies. This makes it the perfect offering to be utilized within small cell deployments.

Incorporating high capacity in a compact size (1RU by half shelf width), with a non-blocking architecture 12x1G ports and 8xE1/T1 circuit emulation service (CES) ports for TDM over Ethernet at cell sites with legacy mobile technology, this solution is touted as being one the densest demarcation devices on the market.

To utilize MPLS as a transport technology, it supports extending the core IP/MPLS to the cell site and enables providers to benefit from the full advantages of the MPLS such as scalability, resiliency, traffic engineering and easier third party integration and interoperability. To support Hierarchal QoS (HQoS), a large suite of resiliency protocols and high service scalability, T-Marc 3312SC comes with the Telco Systems’ award winning BiNOX operating system and top of the line hardware.

“Mobile network operators are facing significant backhaul challenges as they transition their networks to support skyrocketing data growth from 4G/LTE,” said Ron Kline, principal analyst of Network Infrastructure, Ovum.

Kline added that at minimum, operators are demanding that backhaul equipment now support the full spectrum of MEF-compliant Ethernet services along with easy to use service assurance, proactive performance monitoring and SLA management features. To help providers reduce their OPEX and assure their customers they are meeting the agreed SLA, the product supports a broad set of hardware-based OAM tools as well.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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