RAD's Ethernet over SONET/PDH Solution Deployed by Gulf Coast Service Provider Network USA

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Enables Network USA to Extend Managed Ethernet Services to Enterprise Customers Utilizing Existing SONET Backbone

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One of the things we like about RAD's solution is that it offers us an affordable solution to quickly extend our managed Ethernet services to customers who were otherwise unreachable without costly network buildouts or due to unavailable facilities (fiber).

RAD Data Communications announced at the Supercomm conference today that Network USA, a service provider with a 2,500- mile fiber network that traverses most of Louisiana and parts of Texas and Mississippi, has deployed RAD Data Communications' Ethernet over SONET/PDH turnkey solution to provide enterprise customers with managed Ethernet services.

RAD's solution - from the EtherAccess product line - consists of the Egate-100 central site aggregation device, along with members of RAD's RICi product family that serve as bookends at the customer premises. The RICi product family enables Network USA to provide anywhere from a single T1 (1.5 MBPS FDX) to up to 16 bonded T1s for larger bandwidth requirements, or even dual bonded T3 capacities.

As members of RAD's EtherAccess portfolio, the Egate-100 and RICi products incorporate a consistent interoperable feature set and conform to the prevailing industry standards for Ethernet service provisioning, performance monitoring, and SLA assurance.
With the advice and assistance of KGP Logistics, a key distributor of RAD solutions, Network USA selected the RAD solution based on its Layer 2 effective simplicity, its broad scalability, and the value-laden ROI proposition.

Network USA Senior Network Engineer Matthew Amy explains, "One of the things we like about RAD's solution is that it offers us an affordable solution to quickly extend our managed Ethernet services to customers who were otherwise unreachable without costly network buildouts or due to unavailable facilities (fiber)."

He continues, "We also didn't want to take on the complexity of implementing MPLS throughout our entire access network, and this solution gives us all of the functionality we require with minimal capital outlay."

About RAD
Established in 1981, privately owned RAD Data Communications has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, incumbent and new carriers, and enterprise networks, by reducing infrastructure investment costs while boosting competitiveness and profitability. The company's installed base exceeds 10,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world. These customers are supported by 23 RAD offices and more than 300 channel partners in 164 countries. RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions.

About KGP Logistics
KGP Logistics (http://www.kgptel.com) is one of the country's largest, single-source providers of equipment and integrated solutions to the telecommunications industry, including a diverse customer base, a broad portfolio of strategic manufacturer relationships and a national logistics network. KGP's distribution network is comprised of 8 distribution centers located strategically across the U.S. It is complemented with 8 integration centers dedicated to providing fiber and copper factory terminated cable, custom assemblies, assemble, wire and test (AWT) services along with complete engineer, furnish and install (EF&I) services. Recognized for its leadership in supply-chain management and value-added solutions, KGP is committed to providing its customers with products and services at the lowest total cost.

RAD Press Contact/North America
Christopher Fleming, Marketing Communications Manager, RAD Data Communications
Tel: (201) 529-1100
Fax: (201) 529-5777

RAD Press Contact/International
Bob Eliaz, Media Relations Manager, RAD Data Communications
Tel: +972-3-6458134
Fax: +972-3-6498250

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