Irvine, Calif.-based Aktino is helping operators migrate their backhaul networks from legacy TDM and ATM technology to carrier Ethernet. According to the company, the new product, which the company plans to debut at NXTcomm in Las Vegas next week, delivers “up to 90+ Mbps” over 12,000 feet of copper.
The solution is designed to help operators in three primary applications: carrier Ethernet services, cell-site backhaul and DSLAM backhaul.
Although the solution allows for symmetric bandwidth, the company provides some options for asymmetrical setup to accommodate mobile backhaul networks, which typically have asymmetric traffic flow.
“Asymmetric services, in which carriers offer far more bandwidth downstream than they do upstream, is ideal for many applications, such as DSLAM or cell site backhaul,” said Hossam Salib, Aktino’s senior vice president of marketing. “By adjusting the bandwidth to the specific needs of the application, carriers can achieve nearly 8 Mbps per copper pair throughout the carrier’s serving area, which is 10 times more than legacy HDSL technologies.”