Cisco introduced a new version of its mobile wireless router, the MWR 2941. The device aggregates TDM traffic at the cell site and transports it over Ethernet connections to the mobile core network.
The MWR 2941 handle up to 16 T1/E1s and comes with 6 GB Ethernet ports. It offers flexible clock synchronization to support 2G/3G and 4G mobility by supporting synchronous Ethernet, IEEE 1588 and adaptive clock recovery.
The product addition improves the company’s position in the highly competitive IP/Ethernet cell-site aggregation market putting it up against competitors such as Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper Networks, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks and RAD.
Cisco also announced its carrier Ethernet network availability service level agreement (SLA).
“We build carrier class equipment. They provide carrier class services,” said Mike Capuano, senior director of service provider marketing, pointing out that operators were looking for a strategic partner. “If the carrier holds to Best Practices, we will be the SLA behind its SLA,” he said.