Raisecom Technology, a manufacturer of wireless backhaul, access and aggregation solutions, has announced the successful interoperability testing of wireless backhaul networks as well as a partnership with Symmetricom through the SyncWorld Ecosystem Program.
The companies performed a comprehensive interoperability test to validate LTE mobile backhaul deployment scenarios over packet networks that leverage ITU.T G.8261 and the IEEE 1588-2008 synchronization protocol. Raisecom’s iTN201 Carrier Ethernet Edge device powered by Symmetricom’s TimeProvider 5000 IEEE 1588-2008 Grandmaster clock were used to complete the test. The clock is a carrier-grade timing source that provides high client capacity, hardware-based packet processing and redundant hardware to match the synchronization needs of next-generation networks, such as Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE), IEEE 1588 (PTP), and Network Time Protocol (NTP) timing protocols.
“Raisecom and Symmetricom have performed detailed interoperability testing to validate LTE mobile-backhaul deployment scenarios over packet networks that leverage ITU.T G.8261 and IEEE 1588-2008 synchronization mechanisms,” said Alex Shaw, CEO of Raisecom Technology, in a company release. “Using Raisecom 10 GbE switches deployed with the iTN201 Carrier-Ethernet Edge Devices, our customers are able to implement a very flexible yet cost-effective architecture for a synchronized mobile backhaul network.”
In a press release, Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and business development for Symmetricom, said, “The momentum we’ve received with the SyncWorld Ecosystem Program and the addition of Raisecom further demonstrates that service providers realize an immediate benefit for interoperability around the rigorous synchronization and timing requirements required to support 4G/LTE mobile network deployments.
By being a member of SyncWorld Ecosystem, Raisecom will follow the trends of 4g/LTE evolution and Raisecom’s devices will perform at high levels to meet the rigorous synchronization and timing criteria, Sandy Guo, associate marketing director of Raisecom Technology, told the Backhaul Bulletin. The committee benefits from growing memberships like Raisecom, which helps to establish a more influential and consistent set of industrial standards. “By combining both advantages in terms of industrial observation, R&D and manufacturing capabilities, channels, tech support and marketing, the partnership between Raisecom and Symmetricom will definitely help to bring in more opportunities and increase the market shares further,” Guo said.
Raisecom joins the SyncWorld’s network equipment partners segment. Network equipment partners are technology vendors that have conducted extensive interoperability testing with Symmetricom products to ensure effective operation of the joint solution in specific scenarios. Network equipment partners cooperate in a variety of ways, including technical, marketing, and field support.
Raisecom’s customers will realize the benefit of the interoperability testing of wireless backhaul networks. Assisting carriers and service providers worldwide to establish or upgrade their current mobile networks in a cost-effective as well as future-proof way is a main motivation of Raisecom, Guo told the Bulletin. “From different channels and occasions, we know that the importance and benefits for retaining good interoperability are not only well received by our customers, but are also pre-requisitions in some cases,” he said. “Therefore, it requires the network infrastructure to be more flexible and robust, and not simply rely on a single type of technology or vendor device.”