Net2Edge has launched the world’s first 1G Network Interface Device (NID) that delivers carrier Ethernet over fibre and 4G/LTE. Dubbed the Liberator 305-LTE, it was demonstrated for the first time at MEF17, a global networking event in November of last year.
A total of 11 companies were selected to participate in the interactive Proof of Concept (PoC) showcase at MEF17. The event was sponsored by Net2Edge, who is also a member of MEF.
Liberator 305-LTE took pride of place at the centre of the MEF17 global networking hall, from November 13 to 15. The show was located at the Universal Studios Resort, in the Loews Sapphire Falls hotel in Orlando, Florida.
The demonstration focused on the resilience of the Liberator 305-LTE in the event of fibre failure. That’s because services can still be maintained through the use of the 4G/LTE radio.
Attendees to the Net2Edge booth had the opportunity to see an in-depth overview into the benefits of the Liberator series that is supporting customer’s legacy applications across their Ethernet network.
Adam Turner, director of marketing, Net2Edge, explains, “We were very excited to be part of the MEF17 PoC concept showcase and show our Innovative Access Evolution products.”
Kevin Martin, CEO, Net2Edge, adds, “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.”
Speaking just before the event, from the event organisers, Nan Chen, president, MEF, said, “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. We are excited by contributions like Net2Edge’s and look forward to seeing these demos in action.”
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
- Separation of data and management traffic
The MEF17 event focused on Third Network connectivity. It featured cloud services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. Visitors saw new agile, assured, and orchestrated services which provide an on-demand experience with user-directed control over service capabilities delivered over automated, virtualised, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, NFV & CE 2.0.