Narad, Axerra Team Up

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Narad Networks Inc., which makes switched-broadband-access equipment, and Axerra Networks Inc., which provides circuit-emulation and service-emulation solutions over packet-access networks, are offering those product lines together to deliver T-1 voice and data services to cable-system business customers.

Axerra said its “Pseudo-Wire” customer-premises equipment is connected through Narad's Ethernet-over-coax network to a Pseudo-Wire aggregation device at the headend that can support up to 1000 T-1 circuits in a single chassis.

"Working together with Narad, we are able to offer operators a complete solution that finally enables cable providers to leverage their HFC [hybrid fiber-coaxial] reach to SMBs [small and midsized businesses] and mobile wireless cell sites with a competitive T-1 solution," Axerra vice president of sales, Americas Joe Ashton said in a prepared statement.

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