Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Huawei Has Released Quidway ME60 MSCG for Carrier-class IP Networks

From LightReading: Huawei Unveils God Box

"Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. made its latest bid to attract the attention of the world's leading carriers today with the simultaneous unveiling in Paris and Beijing of its Quidway ME60 MSCG (multiservice control gateway), a new multiservice, multifunctional, all singing, all dancing product that pulls together the functionality of a number of discrete boxes into one integrated chassis.

The Chinese vendor is positioning the ME60 as a panacea for numerous IP network problems related to service quality and security. It's an edge router that sits between the IP core and the access network (fixed or mobile) that integrates the capabilities currently found in a B-RAS, a session border controller, a firewall, and a deep packet inspection product.

This, says Huawei, allows a carrier to manage and provision IP and traditional voice and data services, and provide security on a per-customer basis, from the same platform."