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SDU Unified MPLS for Mobile Transport 2.0 Available Now

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  • 1. SDU Unified MPLS for Mobile Transport (UMMT) 2.0 Available NOWPosted by dachtler on May 3, 2012 3:37:38 PMSDU is pleased to announce availability of the second release of the Unified MPLS for Mobile Transport(UMMT) System. This system builds upon the industry leading scale and operational simplicity of UMMT1.0 for LTE, with additions of legacy transport for 2G/3G and validation of microwave partners NEC andNSN/Dragonwave . The UMMT design utilizes platforms optimized for mobile services, in a systemarchitecture customized to mobile transport deployments. The UMMT system solves the scalechallenges inherent in extending MPLS to cell sites, while at the same time simplifying the operationalaspects of managing such an MPLS network.Why UMMT and Why Now?Operators are making huge infrastructure investments in fiber and microwave assets to support the4G/LTE technology transition for mobile networks. This transition brings with it substantially greaterthroughput capabilities, with requirements for transport virtualization to maximize return on investmentby supporting multiple services. Due to regulatory requirements and available licenses for earliergeneration of radios, additional support for legacy transport will be required for years to come.Packet transport is universally accepted as the solution to build 4G/LTE networks, with MPLS as thetechnology of choice to support virtualization and legacy protocol transport when required. To enjoy thebenefits of MPLS in 4G/LTE networks, new scale requirements, operational simplicity and managementcapabilities need to be added to traditional IP/MPLS to make deployments feasible. UMMT meets thesenew requirements with industry leading technology and cost optimized platforms, while providingtransport for legacy services on a single infrastructure.What is UMMT 2.0?UMMT 2.0 builds upon the baseline of UMMT 1.0, adding circuit emulation services for legacy transport,microwave integration, and 1588 clock distribution. As well as these functional improvements, UMMT2.0 includes the ASR 903 pre-aggregation router, providing full design guidance on how to deploy thisnew and highly competitive platform in MPLS-based mobile backhaul networks.UMMT System DetailsUMMT 2.0 is the second release in a phased development roadmap. As future phases are completed,updates will be posted to the SP Mobility community. This table details the platforms included in thesystem validation, as well as the software versions validated with those platforms.Architecture Role Platform Software VersionCore Node CRS-3 XR 4.2Aggregation Node ASR 9000 XR 4.2 ASR 903 XE 3.5.1Pre-Aggregation Node ME3800X 15.1(2)EY1Hybrid Microwave Transport NEC iPasolink 2.02.29
  • 2. NSN/Dragonwave Flexipacket 2.4Cell Site Gateway Node ASR 901 15.1(2)SNGA Design Guide for UMMT 2.0 may be found at the following link:https://communities.cisco.com/docs/DOC-28096. This document describes in detail the designmethodology behind the UMMT system, functional considerations of the design, and the systemvalidation performed on the design, including platform configurations used in the validation. For more discussion on everything mobile, be sure to visit us here: http://communities.cisco.com/community/solutions/sp/mobility