Pseudowire Aggregation Hub
DragonWave’s Fusion A1600 and A800 Pseudowire Aggregation Hubs are flexible, modular, carrier-class platforms that enable service providers and other operators to support legacy TDM and layer-2 services and protocols over any next generation packet network (Ethernet, IP, MPLS). The Fusion A1600/800 platforms are extremely scalable, fully redundant systems that have been specifically designed for mobile wireless backhaul and business service delivery central office applications.
The A1600 and A800 are typically deployed as hub points between packet-based access networks and legacy networks, such as a mobile wireless core network (GSM, UMTS and CDMA) carrying TDM, ATM, HDLC or Frame Relay protocols. When deployed at the edge of a packet-based access network, the A1600/A800 operate as companion systems together with core network infrastructure switches and routers and are used to terminate large concentrations of pseudowire-based legacy services such as T1/E1 TDM or ATM virtual circuits.
Key Benefits and Features
- High Capacity System, supports termination of over 1,200 T1/E1 emulated circuits
- The industry’s most comprehensive set of IETF PWE3-compliant pseudowire capabilities including T1/E1 CESoPSN/SAToP, ATM, HDLC, and Frame Relay
- Broad range of channelized (DS0) and unchannelized narrowband and broadband physical interfaces
- “Telco-grade” carrier-class availability through a complete set of redundancy capabilities