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  1. SunSet SDHCProduct Positioning Juan Luis Másmela Botero Product Manager

  2. Topics to be discussed • Trends at the access network • New generation of test sets for the access network • SunSet SDH : Applications and benefits • Service Verification capabilities of SSSDH • Competitive analysis • SDHC pricing : NU vs FU • SDHC Road Map International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  3. SDH at the access network International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  4. Access Network : Trends • Increasing demand of voice, data and video transmission requires higher bandwidth. • STM-1 has become access rate. Transmission of 63 2.048 Mbps tributaries is the most popular application. Driven by GSM, GPRS and 3rd generation requirements. • Increasing demand for higher bandwidth (STM-4) • End to end error performance analysis • Network management capabilities of SDH : Data communication channels (D1-D12), Orderwire (64 kbit/s voice channels) , User channels • ADSL deployment has increased the demand of SDH at the access network as a physical layer for ATM cells transmission. International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  5. New generation of SDH test equipment • Handheld test equipment focused on field testing. Size and weight must be considered • Transmission and service verification combined in a unique solution • ATM testing : verifies end to end connectivity. ADSL links • Pointer monitoring : verifies payload stability inside SDH signal. • Reduced price for access network test equipment. International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  6. SunSet SDH at a Glance Serial Port Status LEDs Speaker 155M E/139M Dual 1.5M/2M 155M/622M Optical Ports 34M/45M/52M EXT CLK Backlit Color Display In Back: Two PCMCIA card slots for software upgrades and data storage Microphone International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  7. SSSDH Left side Connectors • CMI electrical interface : 139/155 Mbps. BNC connectors. Optional 1.6/5.6mm • FCUPC, SCUPC connectors for single wavelength optical configuration • LCUPC for Dual Wavelength optical configuration. 1310nm Tx, 1550nm Tx, 1 Rx (1100-1600nm) International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  8. SSSDH Right side connectors • External Clock input : NRZ signals (sine and square wave). 1.5/2M-L2 Rx for 1.544/.048 Mbps signals • 75 ohms BNC connector for 34, 45 and 52 Mbps. Optional 1.6/5.6mm connectors. • Dual 1.544/2.048 Mbps balanced interface. RJ45, 120 ohms connectors. Optional Bantam connectors International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  9. End to End testing • Out of service testing. Error performance analysis per ITU-G.821, M.2101(Bringing into Service) • SDH routing verification. Section/Path Trace generation/capture (J0, J1,J2 ) • Generation of anomalies and defects to verify proper response of the network element • Internal mapping of tributaries for end to end path testing SunSet SDH benefits • Verifies path connectivity • Out of service Error performance analysis conforming to ITU-T. • Test results storage. Transferable to PC via serial port. (Windows HyperTerminal) • SDH errors and alarms generation International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  10. SDH MuxTest : ADM’s, DXC’s testing ADM ADM OC-3/12 OC-3/12 SunSet SDH benefits STM-1 STM-1 STM-1 PDH 2,34, 139 PDH 2,34, 139 • MuxTest : enables two physical interfaces for testing the NE. High(SDH) and low rate(PDH) interfaces. • SDH/PDH Anomaly/defect injection • SD OverHead decoding • Pointer Monitoring • Frequency offset of tributary • Error performance analysis ITU-T G.821, G.826. M.2100/01 • Generation of PDH tributaries. Internal drop of PDH/T-carrier from STM-0/1/4 signal • Errors/alarms generation for proper operation of ADM, DXC • Frequency offset of tributary rate to stress pointers • In and out-of-service testing International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  11. F F F J1 A1 A1 A1 A2 A2 A2 C1 C1 C1 B3 B1 E1 F1 C2 D1 D2 D3 H4 H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 H3 G1 K1 K2 B2 F2 D5 D4 D6 Z3 D6 D9 D8 Z4 D10 D11 D12 Z5 Z1 Z1 Z1 Z2 Z2 E2 Z2 Troubleshooting Network’ssynchronization SunSet SDH benefits • Reference Clock : 2.048 MHz or 2.048 Mbps reference signals . • Clockslips and wander measurements in Unit Intervals • SDH Overhead S1 byte decoding in ASCII text format • Monitoring network’s timing source (PRC’s, SETS,..) • Wander indication without using expensive and bulky analyzers • Generation of STM-1/4 signals synchronized to Network’s timing source • Monitoring Quality of synchonization status by decoding S1 byte International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  12. Optical Interfaces Testing SunSet SDH benefits • Different optical configurations based on short or long haul applications : • 1310nm Intermediate Reach : <15 Km • 1310nm Long Reach : < 40 Km • 1550nm Long Reach : < 80 Km • Optical Power Indication. Optical saturation visual indication • End to End testing. BER Testing. Optical Power indication. Error performance analysis per ITU-T G.821 • In-service monitoring of optical interfaces. SDH OverHeac Decoding • In-service error performance analyis per ITU-T G.826, M.2101 International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  13. PDH Testing SunSet SDH benefits • SDH/PDH/T-carrier Interfaces • PDH/T-carrier analysis • 139M <->34M, 139M <->2M • 34M <-> 2M • 45M <-> 2M/1.5M • In-service monitoring of PDH links at a 20 dB PMP • Frequency measurement in Hz. Deviation in ppm • Frame, unframe, structured mode testing • Internal multiplexing/demultiplexing of low rate tributaries • In-service performance analysis per ITU-T G.826, M.2100 • Error injection. Alarm generation • T-carrier testing. Structured mode is also available : 45M(1.5 or 2M payloads) International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  14. Histograms SunSet SDH benefits • Graphical display of PDH/SDH events with number of errors/seconds. • Histograms storage at 16 Mbyte ATA PCMCIA card. • Resolutions : Days, Hrs, Minutes and seconds • Additional bargraph with simultaneous display of errors/alarms • Monitor of pointer value and changes in graphical format. Measures NE response to Pointer stressing (G.783 pointer test sequences) • Useful tool for long term testing (24, 48 or 72 hrs) • Date and time stamps for errors/alarms. • Graphical display of errors, alarms, pointer value and justification International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  15. Tributary Scan • Scan of PDH tributaries inside SDH signal • In-service : reports of alarms/errors based on hierarchy • Out-of-service : Pass or Fail report of tributaries. Tx must be connected • 80 columns printout report International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  16. Enhanced SDH Overhead Control and Decoding • Additional Features: • DCC BER Testing (D1-D3, D-4-D12 bytes). PRBS patterns. • Orderwire talk/listen (E1, E2 bytes) • Enhanced Path/Section Trace generation/detection • THRU Mode (Rx=Tx) • Expected Trace Data can be disabled, or set independent from Tx • Trace profiles (up to 5 profiles for each byte (j0. J1, J2) • Sections and Path OH Monitoring • Trace generation/capture • S1 byte decoding and control • APS bytes (K1, K2) decode and control International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  17. Figure 2 APS Switching Timing SSSDH Feature and benefits • Measures network’s response to a failure • Programmable gate time (time to wait) • Programmable Switch time limit (acceptable APS timing for Network to pass) • Triggered by MS-AIS or BIP errors • In-service and out-of-service measurement APS Switching • ITU-T G.783 and G.841 defines APS protocol • SDH/SONETnetwork requirement • Networks with APS quickly react to failures, minimizing lost traffic, which minimizes lost revenue to service providers • Timing measurement refers to the period for switching live traffic to the backup facility International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  18. G.783 Pointer Test Sequences • ITU-T G,783 Pointer Test Sequences • Intend to generate differences in phase between both ends of the path to induce jitter in the tributary. • Pointer Adjustments compensates for clock differences between SDH nodes due to loss of Ref, Clk, Noise, Freq. Offset. • Field testing : Pointer Monitoring, and adjustment International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  19. 52 Mbps Testing (STM-0) • SWSDH-120 (51.840 Mbps) • B3ZS line coding • Mapping of 1.5M, 2M, 34M and 45M payloads • OverHead bytes control and decoding • Pointer Monitoring and adjustment • Applications • SDH Digital links via 52M radios • Physical interface for AU-3 output International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  20. Service Verification with SSSDH • Perfect tool for Access Network. Right size, price and set of UNIQUE FEATURES. • GSM Voice and TRAU Access • V5.1/V5.2 Monitoring • Voice Frequency Testing • ATM Testing • IP end to end connectivity (2 ended testing) International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  21. GSM Testing • GSM Voice and TRAU Access • Monitor of 16kbit/s channels • Bi-directional monitoring (UPLINK, DownLINK) • Full Rate and Enhanced Full Rate (EFR) encoding • GSM A-bis Protocol Decoding • Requires SA720 ATA card International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  22. V5.1/V5.2 Testing • V5.x Monitoring • Monitor, capture and storage of V5.x Layer 1,2 and 3 decoded messages • Statistic analysis (Layers 2 and 3) • PRE Filtering • V5.2 3C Paths Monitoring • Simultaneous monitoring and capture of 3 timeslots International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  23. ATM testing capabilities • Integraded voice, data and video through ATM cells • Growing need for testing ATM at the Access Network • 1st step: Physical Layer (STM-1/4, PDH) • 2nd step : ATM traffic generation • 3rd step :IP end to end connectivity. PING test. International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  24. Traffic Generation Transmit VCCs simultaneously CBR (Constant Bit Rate), VBR (Virtual Bit Rate) (rt & nrt), ABR (Available Bit Rate), Sequential Cell, Circuit emulation Quality of Service Measure VCCs simultaneously Cell count, rate, and bandwidth Congested and Tagged cells Errored cells and CER Lost cells and CLR Misinserted cells and CMR HEC and nc-HEC errors Bit errors and BER CTD and CDV ATM Features International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  25. Traffic Monitoring VCC Scan Bandwidth Utilization OAM Measurements F4/F5, Segment/End-to-End AIS, RDI, Loopback, Continuity Check, PM Cell Cell Capture & Decode Header: GFC, VPI/VCI, PTI, CLP OAM Cells: FM (AIS, RDI, Loopback) PM (forward and backward) Continuity check AAL: 1/2/5 ATM Features International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  26. SunSet SDHC : The perfect tool for Access Network • SDH Testing (52, 155 E/O and 622 O Mbps) • SDH Mux/demux Testing (ADM, DXC) • SDH OverHead Control and Decode. New features : DCC BERT, Orderwire testing (talk/listen) • Pointers : Monitoring, Adjustment (ITU-TG.783 Pointer Test Sequences) • Dual Optical Wavelength optical configuration • PDH (2, 34, 139 Mbps), T-carrier (1.5, 45 Mbps) testing. Dual Balanced (120 ohms) 1.544/2.048 Mbps interface • Structured Mode • PDH Mux/demux testing • Service Verification • VF Testing • ATM • GSM Voice and TRAU access, A-bis Protocol Analysis • V5.1/V5.2 Protocol Analysis • Windows Based Remote Control (Dial Up and IP) and Storage International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  27. SunSet SDHC Competitive Analysis

  28. Competitors • TREND/ICT • Victoria SDH/SONET/PDH ( 1.5M, 2M, 8M 34M, 45M, 52M, 139M, 155M E, external STM-1 optical interface) • Victoria STM-4/OC-12 • ICT Victoria SDH/PDH (2, 8, 34, 140, 155M E, Ext. 155M O) • ACTERNA • ANT-5 (2M, 34M, 45M, 139M, 155M E/O) • TTC 2416 (2M, 34M, 45M, 139M, 155M, 622M, 2.5G) • Agilent N1610A Service Advisor Portable Test Tablet with N1645A SDH optical module. ATM is also available on a module. • Bulky boxes(HP, Anritsu, ANT-20) address high end market with higher price range. International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  29. Competitors : Trend’s Victoria • Will gain more penetration in the market thanks to Trend • Attractive GUI • Optical options • 1310nm LR E $3600 • 1550nm LR E $3900 • Dual WL LR E $5500 • Victoria SDH/PDH E$8100 • Victoria SDH/SONET/PDH E$9900 • Victoria STM-4/OC-12 US$13000 (w/o optics • Victoria ATM/IP E $10500 • Victoria Jitter/Wander $N/A International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  30. Victoria vs Sunset SDH • Advantages • Touch-screen User Interface. Optional color screen • Recognition in the SDH/PDH market due to Flexacom unit • First handheld test set in the market • Frequency offset in 0.1 ppm steps • Definable soft LED’s for alarms/errors • Automatically executes PC editable test routines • Announcement of more features for the SDH/PDH/SONET unit such as Tandem Connections, G.783 Pointer Test sequences International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  31. Victoria vs Sunset SDH • Disadvantages • Requires external optical module. Looks fragile • Lack of PDH mux/demux testing capabilities (not ready yet on the SDH/SONET version) • No VF functions, No protocols for the access network. • Limited number of test patterns. No user-programmable pattern • Different product for ATM/IP Testing (Victoria ATM/IP with 2, 34, 155 Mbps interfaces). It will compete with Trend’s Aurora Forte which seems to be stronger on ATM testing • Does not handle framed 1.544 Mbps signals. International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  32. Competitors : WWG’s ANT-5 • Attractive modular platform • GUI, aggressive pricing strategy. • Reduced number of features to avoid losing ANT-20 sales • No more developments on this product • Lack of 1.5M, 52M • ATM has not been announced yet • Old plattform (4 yrs old) International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  33. SSSDH vs ANT-5 • Advantages: • Graphical User Interface • Aggressive pricing. • Basic unit plus 1310nm optical option. US$8600 (Hungary) • Basic unit (2M, STM-1E) US$6500 (Taiwan) • E1, E3,T3, E4, STM-1 E/O US$8823 (Alcatel, Spain) • E1, E3,T3, E4, STM-1 E/O US$8823 (Telefonica, Spain) • WWG’s reputation is still strong (ANT-20). Customers bought unit and accepted delay in deliveries • Independent setup of Tx and RX (different SDH containers) International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  34. SSSDH vs ANT-5 • Disadvantages: • Lacks of 1.5 Mbps, 52 Mbps Testing • SDH OverHead bytes must be configured by the end user. SDHC does it automatically depending on the configuration. • No VF Testing • Don’t support any Access Network Protocols • Limited PDH functionality • Lacks of Pointer adjustment capabilities. Limited pointer monitoring functionality. Does not have access to NDF or SS bits • Lacks of more SDH features (DCC BERT, Orderwire..) • No ATM capabilities have been announced so far • No 1310nm Long Range option for longer distances applications (up to 40 km). 1310nm only for short haul applications International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  35. SSSDH vs ANT-5 (cont..) • More disadvantages: • Limited SDH functionality to not compete with ANT-20. No G.783 Pointer Test sequences,APS Switching Timing and so on. • TTC 2416 will be kept. LocalLoop3 newsletter announcement created confusion among customers. International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  36. Competitors : TTC 2416 • Modular interfaces • 2, 34, 45, 139 and 155 Mbps (E/0) • STM-1/4 optical interfaces • Created an installed base with ANT-5 sales. • Heavily promoted as a platform for multiple applications International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  37. SunSet SDH vs TTC 2416 • Advantages • Windows based UI • Upgrade path to STM-16 • Modular platform is attractive to customers. Installed base of ANT-5’s will be replaced with this product. • Signal level measurement at all the electrical interfaces. • Heavily promoted for testing DWDM Networks • Better performance in monitor mode at higher rates (139M, 155M) up to –30 dB. • Scripting capabilities • Full THRU mode (error insertion capabilities) International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  38. SunSet SDH vs TTC 2416 • Disadvantages • Expensive • Lacks of 1.5 and 52 Mbps • No ATM capabilities so far (2310 lacks of them) • Lacks of VF • Access Network protocols will require an additional module • Limited mapping capability (No AU3) • Lacks of DCC BERT, Orderwire testing • Lacks of Tributary scan • Extremely poor performance of the unit under sunlight • Battery operation time : 15 minutes International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  39. Agilent N1610A Service Advisor Portable Test Tablet • Modular platform for SDH, SONET, ADSL, ATM • N1675A (STM-0/1/4) • N1680A (STM-16/OC-48). Only concatenated testing. • N1655B (Dual DS3/1, E3/1) • N1640A for ATM testing at 155 Mbps only. International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  40. SunSet SDH vs N1610A/N1645A • Advantages • Modular platform, GUI, color screen • HP’s worldwide reputation • Focused on installation of optical fiber • Disadvantages • Lacks of 139 Mbps. • Bulk mode testing at STM-1/4 only. It does not support any mapping yet. • Only offer 1310nm IR optical option for short haul applications. Lacks of Long Reach modules • Lacks of error injection/alarm generation • Lacks of STM-1 electrical interface • Lacks of VF and access network protocols • Expensive International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  41. Competitors (Big boxes..) • Big boxes (W&G , HP, Anritsu, Tektronix) • Too heavy for field testing and maintenance. • Mainframe is expensive by itself. • Mapping options make them more expensive • No VF access at higher rates • Address installation, commissioning and design applications International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  42. Pricing : FU vs NU • FU (Field Upgradeable Chassis): • 155M SW, 622M HW. • Customer buys STM-1 Optical first. STM-4 upgrade via software (SWSDH-13IR/13LR/15LR/DOW-IR/LR/DOW-LR/LR). • Saves time and paperwork • NU (Factory upgradeable chassis): • 155M HW. Upgrade to STM-4 must be done at the factory. • 622 HW and SW. Customer buys STM-4 from the beginning (any SS622M hardware option) International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  43. How to quote SSSDHC • STM-1 only. • SSSDHC-NU US$8250 • SS155M-13IR US$2050 • Upgrade to STM-4 13IR : RE043 US$6875. Total US$17175 • STM-1 now, STM-4 later. • Now : SSSDH-FU US$10950 • SS155M-13IR. US$2050 • Later on : SWSDH-13IR (Upgrade to STM-4, same optical configuration) US$3300. Total US$16300 • STM-4 now • SSSDH-NU US$8250 • SS622M-13IR US$7550 • Total : US$15800 International Sales Seminar - June 2001

  44. SDHC Road Map • Propagation Delay, Full Tributary Scan. Q3, 2001 • 34, 45 and 52 Mbit/s signal level measurement. HW upgrade • ATM • 34, 45, 155 and 622 Mbit/s. Q3, 2001 • 1.5, 2 Mbit/s. Q4, 2001. • Frame Relay at 1.5/2M. Q3, 2001. • SS7 at 1.5/2M Q4, 2001. • ISDN PRI at 1.5/2M. Q4, 2001 • GPRS over A-bis. Q4, 2001. International Sales Seminar - June 2001