Centec Introduces Industry Leading Hardware-based MPLS-TP OAM Solution

SUZHOU, China, July 6, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — Centec Networks, a leading innovator of carrier-grade IP/Ethernet switching silicon and advanced ODM/OEM system solutions, today announced the industry leading hardware based MPLS-TP OAM solution, supporting both BFD extension for MPLS-TP and GACH + Y.1731 (ITU-T G.8113.1 or IEFT BHH draft) standards. The solution enables telecommunication equipment vendors to build standard based MPLS-TP systems that are compatible to both IETF and ITU-T standards, which is essential for a smooth transition from traditional transport networks to Packet Transport Networks.

The solution is built on top of Centec's latest transport-oriented packet switching core silicon Humber/Manhattan/Brooklyn from the TransWarpTM family and a dedicated OAM Engine on FPGA (CliftonTM). It provides complete MPLS-TP OAM functionalities for equipments from edge to core, while maintains the flexibility of smooth future-proof upgrade. Clifton can work seamlessly with the OAM engine inside Humber/Manhattan/Brooklyn to support a wide range of OAM protocols, including 802.1ag Ethernet CFM, 802.3ah EFM,Y.1731, BFD for IP/MPLS, GACH + Y.1731 (BHH draft) and BFD for MPLS-TP OAM. Hardware based fast CCM (3.3ms) generation and UP/DOWN MEP which is critical for service deployment are well supported by this solution.

Working together with TransWarp's built-in One-Bit Automatic Protection Switching (APS) mechanism, the solution offers sub-50ms recovery for network availability. 1588v2 (both one-step and two-step) and SyncE are also supported by this hardware solution, providing a complete reference design platform for telecom equipment vendors.

The solution has attracted several vendor interests. Centec is working with leading vendors/service providers in the Asia Pacific region to build their Packet Transport systems based on the solution. "OAM is one of the key aspects in MPLS-TP. Compounding implementations, IETF and ITU-T are each developing differing OAM specifications, namely BFD extension and GACH + Y.1731," said Jag Bolaria, Senior Analyst with the Linley Group, "Fortunately, Centec's MPLS-TP OAM chipset supports both standards, enabling OEMs to easily develop a common product regardless of the OAM favored by the carrier."

"This is a complete MPLS-TP OAM solution. Centec not only offers the chipset as a standalone solution, but also provides turn-key solution with complete software/hardware built on top of the chipset, that can further reduce vendors' R&D cost and dramatically shorten customer's time to market," said by Tao Gu, CTO of Centec, "TransWarpTM family is purposely designed for Carrier Ethernet and Packet Transport Networks with NPU-like flexibility. Centec will continue to deliver more cost-effective solutions based on the powerful chipset to better satisfy the fast evolving market."

About Centec Networks

Centec Networks is a technology leader providing high-speed carrier-grade IP/Ethernet switching silicon and advanced ODM/OEM system solutions. Since 2005, Centec has delivered a series of silicon and system products, covering a wide range of carrier access and aggregation market. Centec's cutting-edge silicon products and system solutions enable telecom/network equipment vendors to build complete product portfolios with dramatically reduced development costs and rapidly improved time-to-market. Centec's carrier-grade silicon products deliver high-performance, advanced Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and Internet Protocol (IP) services and are optimized for performance, flexibility and scalability. Centec also uses its silicon solutions to develop and offer complete ODM/OEM system solutions supported by industry-leading software protocols, and works with customers to tailor these solutions to suit specific feature needs and differentiation requirements.

For more information, please visit www.centecnetworks.com.


Enka Hu

Centec Networks (Suzhou) Co.,Ltd.

Tel: +86-512-6288-5358

Email: pr@centecnetworks.com

SOURCE Centec Networks (Su Zhou) Co., Ltd.

Centec Networks (Su Zhou) Co., Ltd.
Web: www.centecnetworks.com

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