Enginuity Communications acquires Pulsecom's assets, deepens Ethernet, SONET products

Enginuity Communications has acquired Pulse Communications assets in a deal that will broaden its Ethernet and SONET product portfolios. Financial terms of the acquisition were not revealed.

Steve Todd, president of Enginuity Communications, said in a release that adding Pulsecom's assets to its fold will enable it to "provide our customers with more complete network edge solutions."

While still a relatively younger company that was founded in 2001, Enginuity's broadband and legacy interface products are deployed by a number of major North American telcos.

What differentiates Pulsecom's Ethernet and TDM assets is that they offer a smoother migration path to IP-based Ethernet. A service provider can run TDM and Ethernet services simultaneously or start with TDM without compromising the Ethernet migration path. Given the diversity of where its telco and wireless operator customers are at with wireless backhaul, an all in one platform should be a good fit as operators continue their TDM-to-IP transitions.

By acquiring Pulsecom's assets, Enginuity will enhance its Ethernet and TDM product set to accommodate service providers that offer business and wireless backhaul services. On the backhaul side, Pulsecom's SuperG platform can address various wireless backhaul and business service requirements with support for Ethernet and DS1 access. It can manage up to 8 Gbps of bandwidth, protected or unprotected Ethernet facilities and optical or electrical GigE drops.

Another potential attractive point of the Pulsecom assets is that the SuperG platform was amongst the first 20 vendors to gain MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification.

Having a product in house that already has met that certification could make Enginuity more attractive to Ethernet providers that expanding their own CE 2.0 services to business and wholesale customers. Since the MEF began CE 2.0 certification in 2012, a number of large service providers, including Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Level 3, Telstra, and Windstream have gained this certification. According to the MEF, over 55 providers worldwide have gained CE 2.0 certification.

For more:
- see the release

Related articles:
Telstra Wholesale joins the Carrier Ethernet 2.0 club
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MEF certifies 20 vendors under CE 2.0 specification

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