Net2Edge demos carrier Ethernet over LTE PoC

15 November 2017 | James Pearce


Net2Edge has demonstrated a new proof of concept which it claims is the first 1G network interface device to deliver carrier Ethernet over fibre and LTE.

The access solutions provider demonstrated its Liberator 305-LTE at this year’s MEF 2017 event in Orlando, Florida, claiming the technology allows service to continue in the event of a fibre failure using 4G technology.

“We are already making a real difference to helping solve what is today the biggest network operator conundrum – retiring legacy networks smoothly and effectively without turning customers away.” added Kevin Martin, CEO, Net2Edge.

Other applications showcased by Net2Edge include: Dynamic bandwidth allocation providing supplementary bandwidth; Rapid path to revenue since service is not dependent on the delivery of fibre; and Separation of data and management traffic.

“The PoC Showcase is aimed to spotlight innovations by service providers and network technology vendors that promise to advance agile, assured and orchestrated services across multiple providers and multiple network technology domains,” said Nan Chen, president, MEF. 

“We are excited by contributions like Net2Edge’s, and look forward to seeing these demos in action.”