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Economical DCS Alternative

 Solution Features:
  • Ideal alternative to oversized systems with more capacity than market need
  • Ideal alternative for additional TDM or optical ports as compared to expensive incumbent DCS solutions
  • Reduces capital expenditures on legacy infrastructure while providing room for new IP multimedia solutions (IMS)
  • Complete bandwidth utilization solution for BTSBSC, BSC-MSC, MSC-PSTN solution

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With the advent of packet-switching, IP backhaul, and Ethernet-fed base stations, many mobile carriers are looking to curb or even eliminate legacy spending on TDM and Optical infrastructure, while at the same time effectively responding to the near-term, short-term growth of legacy services which drive capacity upgrades on this same infrastructure. IP backhaul solutions may reduce the legacy ports requirement to serve EV-DO and HSPA packet data service, but legacy voice growth will continue to drive legacy port count. Note: Even inventive pseudowire Ethernet access solutions require TDM ports at the central office as pseudowire tunnels are de-capsulated back to legacy protocols at the central office.

As legacy services grow mobile operators must add to their Digital Cross-Connect System (DCS), but are faced with expensive platforms that provide too much capacity for current or short-term future site needs. ADTRAN® offers an ideal alternative with the OPTI-6100/MX2820 platforms. The OPTI-6100 functions as an OC-3/OC-12 to DS3/DS1 cross-connect and can break out 12 DS3s or up to 84 DS1s. When coupled with the MX2820 high capacity M13 multiplexer, this system solution can provide up to 336 T1/DS1s, all at a fraction of the cost of other DCS platforms. This offers a complete solution for optimizing the network and provides efficient legacy bandwidth utilization. This will allow mobile operators time to wait for voice over IP solutions to fully replace all traditional legacy voice and data services.

This optical to DS3/DS1 mini-DCS solution is ideal for small-to-medium size applications and offers grow-as-you-go modularity to accommodate future expansion. Now, mobile operators can purchase a solution that is sized appropriately for their market needs. This in turn reduces legacy capital expenditures and saves valuable central office floor space needed to accommodate additional packet-based solutions.  

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