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AFORE Introduces PBB/PBB-TE InterPort(TM) Software Solution

Targets Carrier Ethernet Access Platforms Service Gateways

OTTAWA, July 16 /PRNewswire/ - AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leader in the design and delivery of technology solutions for the networking industry, announces its InterPort(TM) licensable software solution supporting Provider Backbone Bridges (PBB) and Provider Backbone Bridge Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE).

The InterPort PBB/PBB-TE software solution contains a suite of software modules which include a PBB/PBB-TE control module, enhanced Service OAM module for PBB/PBB-TE and enhanced Ethernet-APS module for PBB-TE protection switching. This combination offers a standard compliant (IEEE 802.1ah, 802.1Qay) solution for Carrier Ethernet, mobile backhaul, broadband access and aggregation, data center interconnect and other applications which leverage Ethernet as a transport technology.

"The adoption of high performance Ethernet continues to grow and carriers require scalable solutions to meet these demands," said Alex Berlin, AFORE's President and CEO. "The addition of the PBB/PBB-TE module to our InterPort suite of software enables our customers to further differentiate their solutions and extend the reach of carrier class Ethernet into a range of access solutions and gateways."

The InterPort PBB/PBB-TE module provides Ethernet address space separation between customer domain and backbone domain and supports the scalability requirement of carrier deployment of Ethernet. PBB-TE introduces traffic engineering, connection oriented forwarding model, OAM and protection switching capabilities into carrier Ethernet networks. The InterPort suite of software, available in licensable pre-packaged modules, are fully compliant with 802.1ag, 802.3ah, 802.1ah and 802.1Qay standards from the IEEE, and MEF UNI 2.2, Y.1731 Service OAM and G.8031 standards.

InterPort software modules are platform and operating system independent solutions for Metro and Carrier Ethernet, WiMAX, LTE and Mobile/Microwave backhaul systems in addition to meeting the needs of enterprise backbone and industrial Ethernet equipment providers.

About AFORE Solutions:

AFORE is a leading provider of innovative technology to the networking industry. Our unique blend of custom development, InterPort(TM) technology, and system solutions enable network equipment providers, service providers and enterprises to accelerate innovation and deployment of advanced networking applications. For more information visit: www.aforesolutions.com. AFORE - Acceleration FOR Ethernet(TM)

SOURCE AFORE Solutions Inc.

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