Overview

Next-generation networks (NGN) herald the shift from a "one network, one service" approach, to the delivery of many services over a single network. Convergence is also ongoing at the access layer. Aggregating multiple technologies into a single platform, ZXMSG5600, as a large capacity multi-service access gateway, enables operators to offer legacy service, emerging data services and IPTV service over a variety of access technologies. Besides narrowband access, ZXMSG5600 supports all types of copper-based xDSL access, fiber-based xPON access, FE/GE access etc. ZXMSG5600 connects PTSN/NGN network for voice service, and ATM/IP network for data service. ZXMSG5600 supports smooth evolution from PSTN to NGN and IMS to protect operators’ investment.

Features

True IP core, full GE architecture
Based on the advanced IP+TDM dual-bus architecture, ZTE’s MSAN processes each service with the most appropriate technology, and it guarantees enough bandwidth for each subscriber based on the architecture of GE bandwidth to each slot.

Powerful access provisioning capability
The MSAN not only supports legacy narrowband access, but also supports emerging broadband access, such as copper-based xDSL access, fiber-based xPON access, FE/GE LAN access etc. VDSL2 and EPON/GPON is supported.

Flexible adaptation to upper layer network
The MSAN can connect to PTSN and NGN network for voice service, and can connect to ATM or IP network for data service.

Smooth migration in the network evolution
The MSAN can support smooth migration from PSTN to NGN and IMS to protect the operator’s investment. Both OLT and ONU in the PSTN network can migrate to access gateway in the NGN network.

Perfect IPTV service support
The MSAN can support 3-level multicast replication to optimize the usage of bandwidth. And the software package of IPTV service management system embedded in the MSAN to guarantee the Quality of Experience (QoE).

Service aware platform based on QoS mechanism
The MSAN can give differentiated service to different service or different customers based on the QoS mechanism.

High adaptability to diversified environment
ZTE provides series product models, including different capacity, different access mode (front and rear access) and different application environment (indoor and outdoor type), to meet different requirements.

Strong Reliability
The MSAN adopts reliability in terms of hardware, software and networking to ensure the robustness of the system. The MSAN has been applied to the global telecom networks on a large scale and feature carrier-class reliability.

Powerful NMS, flexible configuration and management
The MSAN can be managed as one network element both for narrowband and broadband service. It can also be separate so as to adapt to the existing maintenance structure of the carriers. The NMS system can fulfill end to end service management and provide abundant north-bound interfaces to the TMN center.