St. Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city in terms of size of broadband market, which has 770,000 subscribers and the subscriber base is expected to leap by 100,000 at the end of December 2008 – an increase of 33 percent. This St. Petersburg-based broadband provider has a large and fast-growing customer base and is planning to launch a new Triple-Play program. The challenge is to provide broadband / triple play service with high-speed connection, high performance and security features that can easily fulfill the various needs for the fast-growing subscribers.


In this project, Edge-Core L2 Fast Ethernet Standalone Switch, ES3528M, is chosen because it’s feature-packed and ideal for triple play service provider network. The QoS feature gives optimal performance to real-time applications such as voice and video. The port-based and flow-based rate-limiting preserves network bandwidth and allowing maximum control of network resources. And the MVR (Multicast VLAN Registration) provides the ability to deliver IPTV services more effectively.


In addition, ES3528M is designed for services providers to implement security policy to subscribers in that its Private VLAN provides segregation of traffic at Layer 2 for security. Therefore, subscribers are unable to talk to each other but only able to communicate with the internet or designated server. The MAC security, IP Source Guard and 802.1x features allows authorizing subscribers and protecting network against rogues access points.




Introducing Edge-Core L2/L4 Fast Ethernet Standalone Switch – ES3528M

The Edge-Core ES3528M is a Fast Ethernet Layer 2/4 switch featuring 24 100Base-FX ports and 4 combo Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45/SFP (Small Form Factor Pluggable) ports. This switch is packed with features and is a cost-effective solution that brings continuous availability, enhanced security and advanced QoS to the network edge, while maintaining simplicity of management. The fan-less design provides noiseless operation and lower power consumption. Using IP Clustering for a virtual stack of up to 36 switches, the whole stack can be managed as a single entity with a single IP address. This switch provides full management features including Web, CLI, telnet and SNMP with optional using of ECview graphical management platform.