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Pulsecom Selects Vitesse for Network Edge Ethernet Access Family

CARRIER ETHERNET APAC 2012 – Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, announced that Pulsecom is using Vitesse’s Carrier Ethernet Switch Engines in their next-generation Ethernet Access and Network Interface Device (NID) platform for broadband Ethernet service delivery in Access and Edge applications. Pulsecom, a subsidiary of Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB), selected Vitesse’s devices for their CE 2.0-compliant SuperG access/aggregation platforms, designed to support intelligent service-oriented networking capabilities for mobile backhaul, business services, as well as access and aggregation network and demarcation applications.

“We were looking for a solution with the intelligence and features to broaden our Carrier Ethernet offerings,” said Marco Mascitto, business development director at Pulsecom. “Vitesse’s devices were ideal for our SuperG Carrier Ethernet family with their highly accurate, integrated IEEE1588v2 timing and other Carrier-grade capabilities such as service aware classification, MEF-compliant policers, and ring and linear protection. This allowed us to quickly bring to market an advanced solution that delivers the intelligence, service availability and end-to-end performance management features required by today’s service providers.”

Vitesse’s Carrier Ethernet Switch Engine family features VeriTime™, Vitesse’s unique timing technology that delivers the industry’s most accurate IEEE1588v2 timing implementation. The family also brings advanced Quality of Service (QoS) and Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) support, critical for service providers implementing multi-service delivery for mobile backhaul, cloud computing and business applications.

“Vitesse’s VeriTime technology enables customers such as Pulsecom to meet the stringent timing needs for Edge and Access broadband service delivery,” said Uday Mudoi, director of product marketing at Vitesse. “We remain committed to strategically advancing Ethernet with Carrier-class packet processing and timing for IP-based networking.”

Pulsecom’s SuperG Family Highlights

  • SuperG Multiservice Access Switch: Ethernet and DS1 access solution supporting multiple generations of cell site backhaul and evolving business service requirements;
  • SuperG NID: CE 2.0-ready Ethernet access solution optimized for cell site and customer premise applications requiring MEF-compliant Ethernet services; and
  • SuperG OSP: CE 2.0-ready access solution optimized for outdoor use.

Pulsecom's scalable solutions for Carrier Ethernet access and wireless backhaul deliver MEF compliant Ethernet services to custom fit any mixture of 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE applications. Learn more at www.pulse.com.

Vitesse at Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012

Vitesse CTO, Martin Nuss, will participate alongside industry experts from Telkom Indonesia, Vertel Australia, Adva Optical Networks and Accedian Networks in the "What is the business impact of CE 2.0 for mobile backhaul" panel. The panel is scheduled during the "Mobile Backhaul" stream on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, starting at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Vitesse will showcase a new Network Interface Device (NID) reference design, as well as its VeriTime portfolio, at Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012, Stand #9. Pulsecom’s new SuperG Ethernet NID platform will also be available for viewing at Vitesse’s stand.

Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012 will take place December 3-5, 2012 at The Mira, Hong Kong. Learn more about the show at carrierethernetapac.com.

About Pulsecom

Established in 1963, Pulsecom became a subsidiary of Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB) ten years later and today over 10,000,000 Pulsecom voice and data circuits have been shipped to the public network. As the network evolves from SONET to Ethernet, Pulsecom’s mission remains the same: lower the cost of high bandwidth services by leveraging existing public network infrastructure, minimizing provisioning requirements, simplifying testing and troubleshooting and accelerating service delivery.

About Vitesse

Vitesse (NASDAQ: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks worldwide. Vitesse products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Computing and SMB/SME Enterprise Networking. Visit www.vitesse.com or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.

Vitesse is a registered trademark and VeriTime is a trademark of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the United States and other jurisdictions. Pulsecom is a registered trademark of Hubbell Incorporated. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holders.

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