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November 2, 2009

Anda Networks unveils ethernet mobile backhaul device

For WAN optimisation and management of multi-service mobile data traffic flows

By CBR Staff Writer

Anda Networks has launched new EtherEdge 4300 ethernet-based mobile backhaul device that incorporates the company’s EtherProbe real-time performance monitoring verification, with new EtherStream sub-flow monitoring for on-demand WAN optimisation and management of multi-service mobile data traffic flows.

The company said that this integrations will enable EtherEdge 4300 to load balance, perform WAN optimisation and reallocate bandwidth without the need for additional devices or deep-packet inspection, which can be intrusive and tax the bandwidth of the access links.

According to the Anda, service providers use the EtherEdge 4300 for continuous optimisation of variable traffic flows to manage network utilisation at both the ingress and egress of base stations in real time, without causing performance degradation of traffic.

Anda said that the EtherStream enables the identification of specific mobile flows within typical VLAN defined classes of service based on source/destination or IP addresses. Based on the EtherEdge 4300’s ability to set configurable threshold crossing alerts (TCA), WAN optimisation and protection actions can be taken in real time without operator intervention as unpredictable bandwidth bursts vary by base station location as mobile users move from one cell site to another.

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The EtherEdge 4300 is a temperature hardened 1RU optimised for collocation at remote base stations where space and power may be at a premium. It supports pseudowire-based circuit emulation for voice through CESoPSN, SAToP support and ATM based 3G GSM traffic, timing and synchronisation through traditional BITS clock and new ITU-T G.8261 synchronous ethernet and IEEE 1588 v2 standards, the company said.

Reportedly, with two modular slots for ‘pay as you grow’ personality card upgrades, the EtherEdge 4300 can be integrated for use with 2G/3G or 4G LTE and WiMAX base stations. With the EtherEdge 4300, service providers achieve packet network visibility similar to which they were accustomed with TDM-based legacy networks without additional investments in probe or test gear, the company claims.

Greg Gum, chief marketing officer of Anda Networks, said: “’Pay-as-you-know’ generated OPEX savings with the automated EtherProbe flow and EtherStream sub-flow monitoring, dynamically optimizes bandwidth while providing proactive, automated protection switching thus, saving operator intervention and truck rolls to remote base stations.”

The EtherEdge 4300 is currently in trials with 4G/WiMAX base station equipment partners and is expected to be available in first quarter of 2010.

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