Accedian Networks is a privately held company located in Montreal, Canada and supported by an experienced management team and advisory board with a proven track record in the telecommunications industry. Accedian cultivates a strong In-house leading-edge expertise on the forefront of emerging standards for Carrier-Grade Ethernet Services.
Accedian's Carrier-Grade technology for Ethernet Services Delivery and OAM&P (Operations, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning) uses a unique, innovative, yet standards-based approach (7 patents pending).
Part of an Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP), Accedian's flagship product, the EtherNIDÔ creates an Ethernet Services Demarcation Point defining a clear boundary between the Customer's and the Carrier's Ethernet Network.
Long restricted to LAN usage, Ethernet has now stepped into the MAN/WAN and is replacing traditional business private-line technologies such as T1, Frame-Relay and ATM mostly due to its dramatically lower cost and simplicity. Telecommunication Service Providers are faced with overwhelming customer demand for Ethernet Services but are confronted with the operational shortcomings of Ethernet, which was not initially designed for Carrier Networks.
In that context, Carriers are expressing the need for Demarcation Devices with the functionality to turn Ethernet into a true Carrier-Grade technology. A strong and clear requirement has emerged for such devices, adapting Ethernet to the stringent operational requirements of the Telecom Carriers and large Enterprise Operators, making it more manageable, maintainable and reliable. – less–ZoomInfo