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Zarlink to demonstrate single-chip packet processor for Metro Ethernet at SuperComm

Zarlink Semiconductor will showcase its single-chip, TDM-to-Ethernet packet processor next week at the SuperComm co...


May 27, 2003  


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Zarlink Semiconductor will showcase its single-chip, TDM-to-Ethernet packet processor next week at the SuperComm conference in Atlanta.

The company said today it will demonstrate seamless interworking between TDM circuit-switched facilities and packet networks by transporting T1/E1 TDM voice with carrier-class quality over a next-generation, metropolitan Ethernet network.

Hosted by the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum), the demonstration network will showcase the interoperability of Ethernet equipment and components from 28 MEF member companies and illustrate a variety of newly defined services for optical Ethernet networks.

More than 85 per cent of the traffic carried over today’s metro and wide-area optical networks is data. MEF member companies and other industry leaders want to support this traffic more efficiently by offering new classes of Ethernet- based data services.

"To a large extent, the success of these new services hinges on their ability to interoperate with the huge installed base of TDM access networks, and the profitable TDM services they carry," the company said.


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