Welcome to October 2010 issue of Creanord EchoNEWS. EchoNEWS aims to keep you informed of developments at Creanord and in the fields of SLA assurance, automated Ethernet service delivery and OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance).
In this issue we cover key areas where Service Providers are focusing as they are building High-Capasity Backhaul Networks for Mobile Broadband.
Mobile Broadband sets new standards for Backhaul networks
According to Infonetics Research the number of Mobile Broadband subscribers continues to increase, expected to pass 1 billion during 2010. Right now all Providers are addressing the challenge of increased need for speed. Already in 2009 the Ethernet-based mobile backhaul equipment sales jumped 36% year-over-year, to $4.8 billion, representing 80% of total backhaul spend. During this year we will see even bigger spike in the Ethernet Backhaul investments as we expect mobile data traffic volumes to increase over 5 times by 2014 as average mobile broadband connection is expected to generate 7 gigabytes of traffic per month.
As an example Verizon Wireless will launch its 4G mobile backhaul network based on LTE in 38 cities across the United States by the end of this year. When it comes to performance, the network will offer 8 to 12 mbps on the downlink with 30 millisecond latency, and 2 to 5 mbps on the uplink - depending on RF conditions. "This network coupled with millions of different applications, will connect people, places and things in ways that they previously weren't connected," newly-appointed Verizon president Lowell McAdam said in fall CTIA 2010. "The amazing performance we've seen exceeds the theoretical expectations of this device at over 70 megabits per second."
Alterantive Backhaul Providers deliver regional capacity
It's a very common practice that large Service Provider will purchase capacity region to region from different network carriers such as Alternative Backhaul Providers or Regional Operators. Before being awarded with the contract from top wireless carrier, certain quality and reporting requirements must be met. For example a wireless carrier may require real-time SLA Portal view for delay, packet loss and jitter from all the Circuits that are transporting Mobile Broadband traffic. Another requirement that we hear a lot from Wireless Backhaul providers is a automated RFC-2544 Birth Certificate for newly delivered circuits.
Solution to match the challenge
Our aim is to help providers to cope with these challenges. Managing traffic from Mobile Switching Center (MSC) to cell site, over wireline or microwave - EchoVault enables end-to-end SLA and OAM scalable to 10,000's of WiMAX, IP Node B and LTE 4G towers. With our MetroNODE 10Gbps and MetroNID Demarcation devices Providers are able to create end-to-end circuits with guaranteed performance. But that's not all. Our Throughput Meter automatically generates Birth Certificate PDF reports and emails them to your valued customers. At the same time EchoVault provides the tools to enhance customer experience with transparent view for quality of service and fully automated SLA reporting of all chosen KPIs. This is realized through open and versatile EchoVault Portal providing Interactive reports of Mobile Backhaul quality and performance - making the EchoVault a TOTAL lifecycle management system for Mobile Broadband networks.
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