By enablling VPLS, the RS 8000 and RS 8600 allow service providers to offer converged business services including VPNs and video conferencing and residential triple play services including VoIP, video on demand, broadcast television and tiered Internet access. These services can be backed by service level agreements which can be delivered end-to-end through strict quality of service at the edge and traffic engineering through the core.
The key to the versatility of the RS 8000 and 8600 is their ability to support the same advanced services over Ethernet, ATM, TDM and SONET/SDH networks. This allows service providers to continue utilizing their existing production networks and increase the returns from these networks. They are NEBS/ETSI compliant platforms with the redundancy support required for high-availability networks.