Redback edge router bridges mobile, fixed services
Ericsson’s Redback Networks operation introduced a new multi-service edge router the company is positioning as a million-subscriber rack for HDTV, HD VOD and broadband mobility services.
The company is claiming three innovations for its SmartEdge 1200: It will double carrier capacity for new video upgrades, extend triple-play services to broadband mobile networks and integrate up to six network applications into a single router. The new network applications include deep-packet inspection for peer-to-peer traffic management, advanced session border capabilities and network security for carriers and their customers.
Redback claims 15 of the top 20 telephone carriers worldwide as customers for earlier iterations of the SmartEdge router platform to deliver a mix of broadband, phone and TV services to more than 50 million subscribers. Those customers include AT&T, British Telecom, China Telecom, China Netcom, ChungHwa Telecom, eAccess (Japan), France Telecom, Korea Telecom, Telefonica, and Turk Telecom, among the more than 200 carriers deploying SmartEdge worldwide.
The first customer for the new SmartEdge 1200 is ChungHwa Telecom (CHT) of Taiwan.