IRVINE, USA: Broadcom Corp. has announced a new line of low-power, high performance Ethernet switches for service provider networks.
Broadcom's newest carrier-class switch offerings allow mobile and broadband service providers to deploy a new generation of high performance network infrastructure equipment with substantially lower capital and operational expenditures.
As a leading semiconductor vendor, Broadcom now has a wide variety of standard silicon solutions that support the complex protocols and bandwidth requirements for service providers as they look to simultaneously deliver both mobile and broadband services across a single IP backbone.
* The global explosion of mobile devices, bandwidth-hungry applications and consumer demand for 24/7 connectivity to IP-based video, social networking and location-based services are overwhelming today's mobile networks.
Service providers are now challenged to provide 'on demand' connectivity and a better user experience on 3G and future 4G networks or risk the loss of high revenue generating subscribers. To meet these performance needs, networking OEMs must quickly bring to market low cost, data-oriented mobile backhaul equipment.
* Traditionally, slow time division multiplex (TDM)-based mobile backhaul equipment was built using costly custom application-specific ICs (ASICs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and/or disparate components from niche suppliers.
This design model, however, results in sub-standard equipment that is expensive, has a lengthy time-to-market and is not suitable for data and video. Ethernet application specific standard products (ASSPs) provide optimized bandwidth at the lowest cost for this application.
* The latest Broadcom Ethernet switch products are optimized to reduce capital and operational expenditures. These solutions now enable service providers to manage broadband and mobile connectivity simultaneously on a single network with complete product interoperability.