RAD Data Communications has created an all-in-one Carrier Ethernet demarcation device. The compact ETX-203AX Network Interface Device (NID) is modular, enabling operators to deliver Carrier Ethernet services over different media from a single part number. Connectivity includes dual 100/1000 Mbps fiber/copper links, bonded NG-PDH circuits or SHDSL EFM, with future modules supporting GPON, bonded VDSL, and other media.
“The IT and OSS resources required to introduce a new managed network element in a service provider network can run up to $1 million and take up to one year before commissioning,” said RAD Data President Uri Zilberman, in a statement. “Instead of seven or eight rounds of OSS development, a single part number for different service infrastructures requires only one round and reaps enormous operational and certification savings as well as faster time-to-market.”