Extreme Networks, Inc. today announced the BlackDiamond® 20804 Ethernet Transport switch

Published November 4th, 2009 - 10:24 GMT

 Purpose-built for Tier 2 and Tier 3 carriers deploying next generation networks to meet skyrocketing demands of  residential video, business Ethernet, and mobile backhaul services

Extreme Networks, Inc. today announced the BlackDiamond® 20804 Ethernet Transport switch, the latest addition to the BlackDiamond 20800 Series of high-performance, carrier Ethernet switches.  Specifically engineered to handle the skyrocketing demands of residential video, business Ethernet and mobile backhaul services, the BlackDiamond 20804 Ethernet Transport switch addresses the challenges faced by small and large carriers worldwide as they deploy next- generation networks to meet today’s service demands with a network that will last well into the future.

The new BlackDiamond 20804 Ethernet Transport switch increases network longevity by enabling carriers to gracefully expand video and other services on their network, provides the pro-active service management tools carriers need to delight their subscribers, and helps lower the carriers cost of ownership with a next-generation solution that is easy to operate.

“Carriers around the world are deploying next-generation networks to enable an array of services that fulfill subscribers’ increasing expectations for an outstanding service experience,” said Aziz Ala’ali, Regional Director for Extreme Networks, Middle East & Africa. “Our new BlackDiamond 20804 Ethernet Transport switch joins the BlackDiamond 20808 to offer a broad range of Ethernet Transport solutions that will provide carriers with lasting value as they deploy next-generation networks.”

For Tier 2 and Tier 3 carriers migrating from SONET/SDH and 1 Gigabit Ethernet rings to 10 Gigabit Ethernet rings, the BlackDiamond 20804 provides industry-leading 120 Gbps per slot line-rate switching capacity in a 4-slot chassis, supporting up to 32 line-rate 10 GE ports per


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