October 15, 2012
WESCO's TVC Communications Motorola Ethernet Portfolio Provided to North American Service Providers
By Shankar Pandiath
TVC Communications, WESCO International’s subsidiary, has offered its Carrier Ethernet Portfolio, an end-to-end component system to North American Service Providers. The system will give providers a competitive edge and provide them with more options for scaling to True Multi-Service Networks.
Motorola’s (News - Alert) Carrier Ethernet Portfolio includes leading-edge service management platform, customer premises demarcation products, a series of aggregation switches and an innovative 10-Gbps Carrier Ethernet switch designed for deployment in the HFC fiber node. The portfolio offers an end-to-end MEF (News - Alert) Certified Solution that will help service providers in deploying cost-effective TDM and Ethernet services to mobile carriers and business customers.
It supports a service management platform that excels at monitoring and maintaining service levels, and has a customer portal for access to statistics and reports.
Motorola's Carrier Ethernet product line is certified by the Metro Ethernet.
Forum (MEF) is a global industry alliance that develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote the interoperability and deployment of the technology all over the world.
Service providers will be able to extend end-to-end Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and also Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) on their networks, facilitating a true multi-service network. Providers will thus be able to scale up their operations and see a competitive advantage in vying for $130 billion worth of advanced business services and mobile backhaul solutions, with Motorola’s wide array of Carrier Ethernet products.
Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president and general manager of Network Infrastructure Solutions at Motorola Mobility, said businesses want relationships with service providers that can provide highly resilient Ethernet connectivity ranging from tens of megabits to gigabits. Through their strategic agreement with WESCO's TVC Communications, Motorola's Carrier MEF Certified Ethernet solution offers service providers the flexibility to service business customers or mobile operators with low-cost deployment opportunities via existing outside plant or new fiber builds addressing various business services applications.
With Motorola's end-to-end business services portfolio, customers can launch new, revenue-generating business services quickly, easily and cost-effectively.
David Bemoras, vice president of Operations at WESCO Distribution, said Motorola's innovation in network infrastructure, and now in Carrier Ethernet products, is compelling expertise that we're very pleased to offer to our customers throughout North America. With Motorola's offerings, WESCO's TVC Communications' customers can preserve their existing network investments or leverage new fiber builds to quickly become part of the business services marketplace.
“Our relationship with Motorola extends over many years and across many of their product areas,” he said, “and we look forward to quickly incorporating Motorola's new Carrier Ethernet line of products into our overall offering.”
Headquartered in Pittsburgh PA, WESCO International, Inc. is a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding Company. It is a renowned source of electrical, industrial and communications maintenance, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services repair, as well as operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) products.
TVC Communications has been providing products and integrated business solutions to the broadband telecommunications industry for more than 50 years. TVC offers technologies, products and customized services for the delivery of high-speed data, digital voice and digital video services.
Edited by Braden Becker
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