IP/MPLS Edge Router and BNG
The MPC480 is a cost effective, pay-as-you-grow, router for Ethernet and IP/MPLS networks. The MPC480 is versatile, supporting many different deployment scenarios, and offers world-class manageability and tools to make network operation easier.
The MPC 480 delivers the ultimate user experience. Highly configurable, this edge router enables operators to take full advantage of converged Ethernet and IP/MPLS networks for business and residential service delivery, and private (VPN) networking.
The MPC480 can operate in many roles; as a high-performance IP router, as a Provider Edge router in IP/MPLS networks for layer2 and layer3 VPN services and as a Service Router/BNG in IP/DHCP based access networks. The small form factor and flexible licensing structure allows a distributed Service Router architecture to support the increasing demand for Over the Top (OTT) services in modern broadband networks and enable network operators to make better designs and reach better scalability by pushing intelligence further out into the network.
The MPC480 is designed for Ethernet-based infrastructure in order to deliver the best cost efficiency and scalability to edge routing and Ethernet aggregation. Enhanced troubleshooting capabilities make network operation easier and improves the user experience with increased customer satisfaction and lower churn.
- Edge Router platform for IP/MPLS networks
- Slim-form factor 4RU chassis, with front-to-back cooling
- Flexible pay-as-you-grow and service centric licensing model
- Up to 100Gbit/s throughput
- Redundant hot-swappable power and line-cards
The MPC480 is built for cost effective Ethernet technology. Ethernet and IP is the foundation for all new networks and avoiding legacy technology means a better architecture and less complexity to reduce the overall cost. The MPC480 is built with network convergence in mind, using a flexible network processor with software defined features for service delivery.
The MPC480 is a stepping stone towards network function virtualization (NFV). Cost effective hardware allows generic deployment and enables you to build the network more efficiently and scalable. Software enabled network functions for service delivery are licensed when and where you need to deliver services, thereby providing a pay-as-you-grow model. Your investments match your revenue gain which also reduces business risk. In comparison with other available solutions in the Edge Router segment on the market, the MPC480 has a lower entry price and stays below the competition as the service delivery scales up.
Operating networks is a challenge and requires technical skill. The MPC480 operating system, iBOS, use an industry standard CLI to allow network engineers and other technical staff to quickly adapt to working with the platform, leveraging current skills and knowledge. In addition the iBOS operating system offers additional tools to facilitate network operations, such as the RPM quality measurement tool for multicast TV and remote mirroring capabilities to support legal intercept or advanced troubleshooting.
Using the RPM feature, the MPC480 can monitor the quality of multicast TV in the network and provide realtime information about the customer experience. This enable network engineers to proactively monitor service quality and to quickly pinpoint any issues in the network. Shorter troubleshooting and resolution time benefit the customer.
In addition to the CLI, iBOS also includes the ScriBOS script language (based on Python). Using ScriBOS the platform can be adapted to many operational environments and interact with OSS systems in ways no other router on the market can. With NetConf on the near-term roadmap, the MPC480 provides world-class manageability to integrate, automate, operate and support network troubleshooting.
The feature set of iBOS and the MPC480 enable deployment in many roles. The MPC480 can provide business and residential services, serve as a native IP or IP/MPLS router or perform Ethernet switching.
In the Provider Edge (PE) role, the MPC480 can enable layer3 VPNs as well as layer2 point-to-point (E-Line) connections across a MPLS backbone. This enable service providers to enter the business service domain and meet requirements from multi-branch customers, or backhaul residential or mobile traffic across the network.
As a Service Router the MPC480 can perform rate-limiting and control services for thousands of customers connected by a vast variety of technologies such as point-to-point Ethernet, GPON, xDSL, Cable-TV networks, wireless solutions and more. Supporting Customer-VLAN topologies and multiple services per customer, the MPC480 is perfect to meet increasing demands for Over the Top services as broadband customers subscribe to even faster services.
Service and support
Waystream provides several different support options with a defined Service Level Agreement (SLA) to give you the mix of technical support and hardware replacement services that best suits your needs. We are committed to help you protect your investment and our Technical Assistance Center team, or approved Partners, are ready to handle all your support issues.
Through our support web site, we provide software updates and upgrades, and has an extensive Knowledge Base for both general network topics and product specific questions. You will also find documentation, release notes, product specifications and other useful information to help you achieve the best results with our products.
Waystream offers on-site and online training programs to enhance the skill and knowledge of your network engineering teams.
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Purchase your MPC480
With over a decade of hands on experience in telecom, we offer individual pricing and purchasing terms. Our experienced sales team will assist you in making the best buy possible, based on your specific needs and current situation.
The following documents can be downloaded:
Release ibos 7.0.1-ED-R