The A1600 and A800 are typically deployed as hub points between packet-based access networks and legacy networks, such as a mobile wireless core network (GSM, UMTS and CDMA) carrying TDM, ATM, HDLC or Frame Relay protocols. When deployed at the edge of a packet-based access network, the A1600/A800 operate as companion systems together with core network infrastructure switches and routers and are used to terminate large concentrations of pseudowire-based legacy services such as T1/E1 TDM or ATM virtual circuits.
Key Benefits and Features
- High Capacity System, supports termination of over 1,200 T1/E1 emulated circuits
- The industry's most comprehensive set of IETF PWE3-compliant pseudowire capabilities including T1/E1 CESoPSN/SAToP, ATM, HDLC, and Frame Relay
- Broad range of channelized (DS0) and unchannelized narrowband and broadband physical interfaces
- "Telco-grade" carrier-class availability through a complete set of redundancy capabilities