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MTNL to use routers designed by IIT-Bombay

Posted: 11 Apr 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:carrier Ethernet switch routers  port-to-port latency  MPLS 

The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) said it will deploy routers designed by IIT-Bombay. MTNL has signed an agreement with the Electronic Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL) to deploy carrier Ethernet switch routers (CESRs) in Mumbai.

Conceptualised, developed at IIT Bombay, the CESRs are now manufactured by ECIL. MTNL will deploy indigenous CESRs in eight sites across Mumbai.

"This is perhaps the first occasion where a carrier-class technology developed at an academic institution finds way to a tier-1 provider in India in the transport network," the release stated.

The CESRs have an all-time low 1-microsecond port-to-port latency that makes them fastest in the business. The low latency also translates to low power consumption and small foot-print.

MTNL will offer carrier-class services to enterprise customers, government agencies and other bodies. These services would include Ethernet, leased lines and MPLS network access from 10 Mbps to 10Gbps. The backbone of the network that would interconnect the CESRs will consist of 10Gbps links that would route carrier Ethernet and optical transport network (OTN) packets.

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