From the SIP Trunking Experts

August 18, 2014

Overture Releases New Version of 6500 Service Aggregation and Switching Platform

By Nathesh SIP Trunking Report Contributor

The latest version of the Overture 6500 service aggregation and switching platform is now available with a new 8-slot chassis and is upgraded with features that should improve service assurance and service availability. These new enhancements make the solution one of the most advanced multiservice CE 2.0 aggregation and switching options in the market now.

The Overture 6500 is termed as a scalable, full resiliency carrier Ethernet aggregation and switching platform that delivers performance-assured CE2.0 services over fiber, copper, TDM and SONET. Working in tandem with the Overture’s Ensemble Open Services Architecture, the 6500 can enable service providers to make connections among service end-points and to virtual network functions to create an end-to-end service and enjoy a new approach to counter the revenue and operational challenges they face.

The newly introduced 6508 8-slot chassis can support combinations of up to 192 1GigE and 18 10GigE optical, 768 Ethernet over Copper pairs, 32 Ethernet over SONET, 2688 Ethernet over DS1s from a single 19” chassis. It offers scale to service providers with high density Ethernet service deployments. This cost-effective solution can be deployed to reach more customers faster with performance-assured Ethernet and is future proofed for the software-defined services of tomorrow.

The 6500, which recently won the 2014 Internet Telephony Product of the Year from TMCnet has been updated with new software that supports cross-card bonding which enhances resiliency and removes the need for users to move pairs from one card to another when addressing pair growth. The software also ensures increase in service operations and maintenance (SOAM) processing throughput.  

Brian van Voorhis, senior product manager at Overture, asserted, “The latest enhancements to the 6500, together with our Ensemble OSA, demonstrate how Overture is helping create a fundamentally new approach for service creation, activation and assurance. As operators begin to realize the benefits of SDN and NFV integration, we are committed to providing a ubiquitous Carrier Ethernet foundation at the metro service edge so that our customers achieve unmatched service agility and operational efficiency today and for the future.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle