The NEC iPASOLINK 1000 from Tokyo’s NEC Corporation can be used in high-end aggregation sites in the network, and it complements existing NEC iPASOLINK 200 and 400 products as well as previous generations of NEC gear.
Already, the iPASOLINK1000 has been purchased by what NEC calls “leading telecom operators,” and it will ship next month.
iPASOLINK products support both native TDM and native Ethernet transport on the same platform, allowing fixed and mobile operators to migrate to the all-IP backhaul required for 4G LTE and cloud computing.
According to Hiroyasu Ishii, GM/Global Network Division at NEC, "Operators require the agility to react fast while reducing capex/opex during a time when high-quality, sophisticated content delivery is a must. Network infrastructure has become a differentiator, and no operator wants to become a ‘dumb pipe’ provider.”
He continues, “The NEC iPASOLINK 1000 will help our customers capture subscribers and reduce churn by enabling fast, targeted roll-out of capacity and services, expelling the need to throw money at costly tactics such as over-provisioning.”
The NEC iPASOLINK series is managed by NEC MS5000 Network Management System, which provides streamlined management of radio, optical and IP networks. Auto-provisioning and end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) management provide SLA assurance and reduce both time to revenue and maintenance costs, the company adds.