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access network

A network that connects directly to the end user or customer. Access networks connect to the "backbone," which is a network made up of high-speed lines between major switching points. The switching points could be buildings on a campus or cities in a country.


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With more than a hundred existing IOCs as customers, we have the most experience in building Ethernet/IP access networks which accelerates deployments for customers such as VTC.
AUSTIN, Texas -- PseudoWire Emulation in G6(R) Universal Media Gateway Supports Legacy Services Over Packet and Enables Rapid Migration of Access Networks
IPTV, HDTV, and VOD, in particular, are driving service providers around the world to upgrade their access networks with the capacity of fiber and the equipment that goes with it.
Its simplicity and flexibility enables our customers to grow their access networks in response to subscribers' service demands and to protect the investments they make in their infrastructure.
Axerra's solution provides the most comprehensive set of Pseudo-Wire services in the industry, including Circuit Emulation Pseudo-Wire with dynamic bandwidth options, Frame Relay and HDLC Pseudo-Wires, ATM Pseudo-Wires, Ethernet Pseudo-Wires, and Legacy + IP aggregation with Layer 2 separation, security, and QoS/COS over next-generation Layer 2 access networks.
a pioneer and major provider of IP broadband access solutions for the advanced services market, and Teknovus, the leading provider of semiconductors for broadband optical access networks, today announced that Korea Telecom (KT) has selected the Corecess S5 scalable IP multi-service access platform and Corecess 3800 series ONT powered by the Teknovus TK3700-series Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) chipset for exclusive use in the mass deployment of KT's Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) service.
The Axerra Pseudo-Wire solution empowers providers to utilize the capacity and flexibility of packet access networks, including Carrier Ethernet, cable HFC, and broadband wireless (WiMAX) in the mobile wireless RAN.
The 2G/3G wireless backhaul application represents a growth opportunity for multiservice edge switches as mobile operators worldwide transition from TDM to packet-based access networks to support the higher data rates and quality-of-service demands of 3G services.
The combination of MetaSwitch and Occam Networks technologies allows carriers to converge their access networks without intermediate IP/TDM gateways, resulting in substantial reduction in capital and operating expenses while ensuring smooth, secure VoIP delivery with carrier class-quality of service.
In this research service, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following technologies: ROADM, access networks, and metro networks.
This new capability in access networks substantially reduces carrier costs by replacing high-power, multi-chassis, digital cross-connects in the network core with flexible, low-cost service card solutions in access networks.