Accedian Networks , a Montreal-based developer of Performance Assured Networking™ for mobile backhaul, business services and cloud connectivity solutions has announced the launch of the MetroNODE LT™, a fully programmable 10GbE, Performance Assured Networking node. As service providers and mobile operators continue to seek solutions to meet the soaring demand for more data bandwidth, the ability to cost effectively scale their networks to 10GbE has become a necessity. This ultra-compact solution enables service providers and mobile operators to deliver high performance services with a 10GbE solution at a 1GbE price point.
The MetroNODE LT delivers low latency, high availability, performance assured networking for today’s demanding applications such as mobile backhaul, business services, wholesale services and cloud connectivity. It is purpose built for wire-speed performance and high-port density. The MetroNODE LT delivers on the 4P’s of Performance Assured Networking: 
- Programmability – MetroNODE LT™ is designed around Accedian Networks’ unique ‘wall-to-wall’ FPGA based architecture. As such, it is fully programmable, customizable, future proof, and SDN-upgradeable.
- Performance Assurance – Assuring the performance of the network is key. MetroNODE LT delivers highly scalable, granular and precise Performance Metrics, as well as Test and Turn-up capabilities through industry standard protocols, like RFC2544 and ITU-T Y.1564, hardware driven, yet, software orchestrated.
- High Performance – For high availability and high performance services, MetroNODE LT delivers ultra-low pass-through latency, and negligible pass through jitter. Purpose built for performance, it operates at wire speed for all packet sizes on all ports and with sub-50ms network protection.
- Accelerated Profitability – As mobile operators and service providers consider deploying 1G, the MetroNODE LT’s disruptive price point makes it financially appealing to deploy a future-proof 10G solution instead. By breaking the bandwidth bottleneck, carriers de-risk network investments by eliminating forklift upgrades and additional capital expenditures to address services growth.
“Once again Accedian is disruptively changing the economics of how service providers will roll-out Performance Assured Network services.” said Patrick Ostiguy, President and CEO of Accedian. “As an integral part of our recently announced SkyLIGHT™ solutions architecture, the MetroNODE LT expands upon our promise of delivering fully programmable performance assured networking.”