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Press Release -- November 17th, 2014
Source: BTI Systems

BTI Systems Expands Carrier Ethernet Access and Aggregation Portfolio with Industry-Leading Scale and Performance

End-to-End, CE 2.0-Compliant Solutions Take Ethernet Business, Mobile Backhaul and Cloud Connectivity Services to a New level

BTI Joins the CloudEthernet Forum to Help Drive Industry Forward


BTI Systems, an award-winning provider of cloud and metro networking software and systems to content and service providers around the world, today announced the expansion of the company’s Carrier Ethernet (CE) access and aggregation portfolio with the addition of the BTI SA-821 and BTI SA-822platforms.

With BTI’s fully integrated, end-to-end, CE 2.0-compliant portfolio, service providers can cost effectively offer 1GE to 100GE Ethernet business, mobile backhaul and cloud connectivity services through a highly resilient and deterministic access network. MEF CE 2.0 compliance enables service providers to deliver innovative services that meet stringent Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements.

Providing metro cloud connectivity solutions to the top cloud and service providers around the globe, BTI recently announced key customer wins with data center provider, CyrusOnecolocation provider, Interxion; and Asia-Pacific-basedintegrated technology solutions provider, Pacnet. As part of its ongoing commitment to deliver purpose-built metro cloud platforms unifying packet and optical service delivery, BTI also announced today that the company has joined the CloudEthernet Forum. The global industry alliance associated with the MEF is widely respected for its leadership role in addressing the need for scaling and enhancing Ethernet technology to meet the stringent demands of delivering cloud services.

Today’s announcements were made at MEF GEN14, the global gathering of the CE community defining the future of network-enabled cloud, data and mobile services powered by the convergence of CE 2.0, software-defined networking (SDN) and virtualization technologies.

BTI’s CE access and aggregation offerings are key components of the company’s Ethernet Business ServicesMobile Backhaul and Cloud Connectivity solutions, setting industry benchmarks for economics, performance and scale. All BTI solutions are managed and controlled under the SDN-enabledBTI proNX Service Manager for ease of provisioning and ongoing operations, including integration to customer portals and other back office systems. This approach ensures high performance, low operations costs and maximum services agility.

Rapidly escalating growth in service provider network traffic is creating the need for increased bandwidth and flexibility from the end user to the core of the network. Smartphones, tablets and bandwidth-intensive applications are driving unprecedented mobile traffic growth – projected to increase by a compound annual growth rate of 61 percent from 2013 to 2018. Creating tremendous market opportunities for mobile network operators, this explosive growth rate is being fueled by subscribers flocking to even more powerful devices, applications and services. Mirroring this demand, Ovum Research estimates that the global market for Ethernet business services – including cloud connectivity – will exceed $62 billion by 2018.

Optimized for 10G services, the BTI SA-821 and BTI SA-822 Ethernet access and aggregation switches announced today – and the recently introduced BTI SA-805 – deliver high-performance connectivity in ultra-compact solutions. This enables service providers to overcome space and power constraints at cell tower or customer premise deployments as well as aggregation sites.

“Our advanced Carrier Ethernet portfolio is designed to deliver what service providers demand today to optimize network resources while increasing bandwidth and driving new services,” said BTI’s Senior Product Manager, Frank Chang. “The BTI Carrier Ethernet platforms provide network resiliency, operational simplicity with common management, compact size, high port density and the industry’s most competitive price performance. With the strength of our portfolio, we have rapidly become the vendor of choice for leading providers to power their next-generation metro and cloud services.”

The BTI SA-821 high-density Ethernet access and aggregation switch supports 10GE access for cell towers and businesses as well as 10GE aggregation applications. The BTI SA-822 Ethernet aggregation switch supports high-density 10GE ring interconnect and aggregation deployments. Completing BTI’s fully integrated portfolio of CE access and aggregation platforms, the BTI 7000 Seriesincludes BTI packetVX Carrier Ethernet client service modules that support Ethernet service switching and aggregation, and MEF CE-certified service types. This enables network operators to offer standardized, high-speed connectivity to mobile network cell towers and businesses throughout their CE network footprint. 

About BTI Systems

BTI delivers solutions that transform the economics, performance and innovation of global networks through intelligent networking software and systems. Leading content, cloud and service providers choose BTI to drive improved operational efficiencies and profitably deliver high-value services to businesses and consumers around the globe. With more than 380 customers, BTI is headquartered in North America, and operates regional sales, marketing, and R&D centers of excellence throughout the world. For more information, visit

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