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Accedian Networks Expands Product Line with the Introduction of MetroNID GT™

New networking product delivers cost-effective resilient G.8032v2 network topology, enabling business Ethernet services

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- COMPTEL Plus Convention and Expo, Dallas, TEXAS – Accedian Networks, the leader in Performance Assured Networking™ for mobile backhaul networks, business Ethernet and the cloud, today announced the availability of its new networking solution – MetroNID GT™. Agile and resilient, the MetroNID GT allows network operators and service providers to effectively deliver business Ethernet services through fiber efficient, and highly resilient G.8032v2 ring architecture, and allows for the monetization of their networks, while keeping costs in check and protecting existing revenue streams.

Typical point-to-point links or hub and spoke networks have limited scalability and density. Accedian Networks’ MetroNID GT, with its ring networking capabilities, provides service providers with reliability, overcomes operational, management and performance limitations, eliminates points of failure, creates redundancy and ensures quality of service (QoS). Furthermore, as gigabit Ethernet and packet-based networking becomes the standard for business services, networks are expected to deliver carrier-grade QoS but service providers are facing the challenge of visibility in the network – the ability to identify, isolate and to quickly resolve issues to minimize the impact on services. This is where Accedian’s industry leading high performance service creation and service assurance functionality comes into play.

"Today’s network operators and service providers are looking for more from their network equipment solutions. The Accedian MetroNID GT meets these needs and represents a large step forward in business Ethernet performance," said Patrick Ostiguy, President and CEO of Accedian Networks. “We are pleased to launch MetroNID GT as it combines the necessary features and functionalities that deliver an efficient and manageable architecture, and the ability for network operators and service providers to capitalize on the increased demand for Ethernet data services from businesses around the world."

The rich feature set of the MetroNID GT includes:

  • Y.1564 Service Activation Testing (SAT) to provide faster service activation testing that is tailored to the service definition and includes one-way measurements, which complements the Y.1564 SAT available in the Accedian MetroNODE 10GE™solution
  • Protected G.8032v2 ring topology which enhanced resiliency and optimized fiber utilization; this ensures sub -50ms failover in the rings even when non G.8032 equipment is present
  • IPv6 management which allows networks operators to manage the demarcation devices in any network
  • Plug-and-Go™ ring topology which automates device configuration within a ring topology, thereby enabling fast deployment of revenue generating business Ethernet services and reducing overall operational costs

On Monday October 8th 2012, during the COMPTEL Plus Convention and Expo in Dallas Texas, Patrick Ostiguy will be speaking a panel session entitled: Wireless Backhaul: Upgrading Wholesale Infrastructure to Address LTE Requirements and New Opportunities with Small Cells.

About Accedian Networks

Accedian Networks is the leader in Performance Assured Networking ™ for Carrier Ethernet mobile backhaul networks, business Ethernet and the cloud. Accedian Networks’ solutions enable mobile operators and service providers to assure, manage, improve and optimize their Carrier Ethernet and IP network performance; thereby delivering the best possible experience to their subscribers. Accedian’s award-winning solutions deliver the most precise one-way Ethernet performance measurements, as well as, advanced service creation and traffic management capabilities that enable high value SLA-backed services. Established in 2004, Accedian Networks has an installed base that exceeds 75,000 cell sites and has over 120,000 (and counting) systems deployed worldwide. To learn more, visit

Accedian Networks
Beverly Wilks, 514-331-6181 ext. 899
Director of Marketing

Source: Accedian Networks