Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative CE 2.0, MPLS, IP and SDN & NFV business services and mobile backhaul solutions, today announced that the company has been awarded a major contract extension from a Tier 1 wholesale carrier of Ethernet mobile backhaul services in the United States.
This contract involves the deployment of hundreds of Telco Systems’ T-Marc 3348 devices for this Tier 1 wholesale carrier to provision 10Gbps Ethernet mobile backhaul services throughout the northeast of the United States. This project extension will significantly expand on the 2,500 T-Marc devices previously deployed by Telco Systems.
The deployment of Telco Systems’ high capacity demarcation and aggregation devices will support the Tier 1 wholesale carrier’s launch of 10GE mobile backhaul services, supporting its strategic plans to meet the increasing demand for more capacity associated with the emergence of the 4G/LTE technologies and future 5G deployments.
“We value this project extension as an expression of trust from our customer in our leading mobile backhaul solutions. We see this project as a solid indicator of the increasing demand for higher bandwidth mobile backhaul services. As wireless service providers’ cell site densification continues, driven by accelerating demand for mobile data services, the need for higher bandwidth mobile backhaul will continue to increase,” said Reinhard Florin, Telco Systems North America VP of Sales and Solution Engineering. “Telco Systems has an installed base in over 20 wholesale mobile backhaul carriers in North America. Based on this on-the-ground vantage point, we anticipate strong demand as customers upgrade existing 1Gbps Ethernet-based mobile backhaul networks to 10Gbps Ethernet.”
Telco Systems’ T-Marc 3348 was an ideal choice for upgrading the customer’s existing set of 1GE carrier Ethernet optical rings used for mobile backhaul to higher capacity 10GE rings. A highly cost-effective 10GE carrier Ethernet, MPLS and IP access solution, the T-Marc 3348 is available in three versions: A standard temperature-grade version is suitable for installation in wireless carriers’ environmentally controlled shelters; an extended temperature-hardened version is available for installation in carriers’ non-environmental controlled cabinets; and a fully weatherized version is ideal for standalone installation within cell tower properties.
Telco Systems will be demonstrating its T-Marc 3348 and portfolio of demarcation and aggregation devices at UTC Telecom Technology Conference in Denver, Colorado at Booth #529 during May 3-6 and at the Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas at Booth #200 during May 24-25.