Covaro Networks Inc. (Booth 808) has released a product that lets carriers deliver Ethernet services over DS3 systems.
The CC-301 product customer premises equipment about the size of a DSL modem includes a feature Covaro calls Etherjack that lets carriers determine the quality of service and discover the location of a fault without having to go to the site.
The product will be commercially available in October, says Fred Ellefson, vice president of marketing with Covaro. He declined to reveal the cost of the product.
Ellefson says most of the equipment for DS3 systems was installed several years ago and not designed to support Ethernet services. A DS3 supports 672 phone lines, or nearly 45mbps of capacity.