Accedian Networks (TM) Introduces Ethernet Service Creation

Released on: February 22, 2008, 5:50 am

Press Release Author: Accedian Networks

Industry: Telecommunications

Press Release Summary: EVC service mapping adds end-to-end Ethernet service creation
capabilities to widely deployed EtherNID TM packet assurance demarcation units.

Press Release Body: Nashville, Tennessee, February 25, 2008 - Accedian Networks TM,
a leading provider of Packet Performance Assurance TM solutions for telecom, cable
and wireless operators, introduced today the addition of Ethernet service creation
functionality to its widely deployed EtherNID TM packet assurance demarcation units.
Service mapping capabilities allow service providers to easily establish transparent
Ethernet LAN services end-to-end, across multi-vendor, multi-technology and
multi-carrier networks - without having to replace or reconfigure existing network

Widely installed at customer premises and cell sites for service demarcation,
EtherNID units are uniquely located to create Ethernet Virtual Circuits (EVCs) and
assure their end-to-end performance. The EtherNID unit's pure-hardware data-path
and in-line packet processing capabilities provide advanced service mapping without
affecting delay and jitter-sensitive real-time applications, such as VoIP, IPTV,
video conferencing and transactional services.

Per-flow bandwidth profiling, service classification, traffic regulation and
filtering provide end-to-end performance and traffic management independent of
existing switching equipment. This functionality allows providers to offer
premium-level Ethernet services backed by service level agreements (SLAs) that are
otherwise difficult to establish over networks commonly built with equipment from
multiple vendors, employing a variety of different protocols and technologies. SLAs
are commonly required in business access and high-performance 4G/WiMAX wireless
backhaul applications, and help providers to distinguish themselves by offering
exceptional quality of service (QoS).

"EVC service creation functionality was requested by many of our customers, who
currently use our Ethernet Service Assurance Platform (ESAP TM) for in-service
performance validation, loopback testing and monitoring of some of the most
stringent SLAs in wireless and wireline communications," explained Patrick Ostiguy,
founding President & CEO of Accedian Networks. "With complex, consolidated and
converged networks, providers are looking for a simple, cost-efficient way to create
and assure Ethernet services independent of the underlying network architecture
connecting their customers."

Accedian Networks will be demonstrating their product line at the Comptel Spring
Convention & Expo, February 24-27, in Nashville, TN. Patrick Ostiguy is an invited
speaker at the upcoming Light Reading Wireless Backhaul Strategies Conference in
Atlanta, GA.

About Accedian Networks

Accedian Networks TM is a leading provider of Packet Performance Assurance TM
solutions that enable wireless operators, service providers and cable MSOs to
deliver carrier-grade, packet-based applications including VoIP, IPTV,
video-conferencing and transparent LAN services over Ethernet, IP/MPLS, and wireless
3G / 4G / WiMAX networks.

Accedian Networks' Ethernet Service Assurance Platform (ESAP TM) provides in-service
monitoring, loopback testing, remote troubleshooting, service management and network
demarcation for high-performance wireless backhaul, business services and carrier
hand-off applications. Ethernet service creation simplifies end-to-end service
provisioning and enforcement without expensive network upgrades.
EtherNID TM packet assurance demarcation units allow providers to regain control of
their services by establishing end-to-end, standards-based operations,
administration and maintenance (OAM) over converged multi-technology and
multi-provider networks, while enabling value-added services backed by assured
Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Accedian Networks is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

For additional information, please visit:, or call 1-866-685-8181
or +1 (514) 331-6181.

Media Contact:

Scott Sumner
VP, Marketing
Accedian Networks, Inc.

Tel: +1 (514) 331-6181 x 605
Cel: +1 (514) 295-4858

Accedian, EtherNID, MetroNID, SLA-meter, Performance Assurance Agent, PAA,
Multi-SLA, EtherSHELF, Ethernet Service Assurance Platform (ESAP), EVC-Builder,
"Packet Performance Assurance", "Delivering Service Performance with Assurance" and
"Map-out the Health of your Network" are trademarks of Accedian Networks Inc.

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Contact Details: Media Contact:

Scott Sumner
VP, Marketing
Accedian Networks, Inc.

Tel: +1 (514) 331-6181 x 605
Cel: +1 (514) 295-4858

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