Axerra Networks

AXN10-N Pseudo-Wire Access Device

For Mobile Backhaul and Voice/Data Integration over Carrier Ethernet or IP Access Networks  

Axerra Networks’ AXN10-N is a flexible, compact, customer-located Pseudo-Wire access device designed to enable cost-effective cell site voice and data traffic backhaul as well as voice and data integration over Carrier Ethernet or IP access networks.

With the AXN10-N, service providers can convert any packet access network (Carrier Ethernet, broadband wireless including WiMAX, cable HFC, xDSL, PON, etc.) into a full-service alternative to TDM access and Layer 2 services, such as ATM and HDLC. Mobile service providers can significantly reduce their operational expenses by providing an alternative to costly leased line access and avoiding multiple overlay networks. Wireline service providers are able to preserve customers' revenues from traditional services while migrating to next generation networks. Carrier Ethernet service providers are able to open up new and immediate revenue opportunities by offering profitable traditional services, such as T1/E1 private line and PBX voice backhaul, as well as advanced Ethernet services.

By offering the full range of voice and data services over a single, unified, packet-based infrastructure, providers can cut costs, increase revenues, and expand their market, while preserving business customers’ investments in existing equipment, thereby ensuring a non-disruptive migration path to packet-based networks.

The AXN10-N Pseudo-Wire access device is available with 4 or 8 T1/E1 ports as well as three 10/100 BaseT LAN Ethernet interfaces and two 100 BaseFx interfaces (SFP). It is based on Axerra’s field-proven Multiservice over Packet (MSoP) technology and is fully interoperable with the other members of the AXN family: AXN1, AXN100, AXN800 and AXN1600, delivering the industry’s most scalable family of Pseudo-Wire gateways and access devices.


Pseudo-Wire Emulation:
A mechanism that emulates the essential attributes of a specific service such as T1/E1 leased line or ATM over a Packet-Switched Network




  • IETF PWE3-based Pseudo-Wire capabilities including Circuit Emulation Service (CES), ATM, Frame Relay and HDLC
  • Industry-leading CES including enhanced jitter management
  • The industry's most robust RTP-based clock recovery (HPCR®)
  • Extensive Ethernet capabilities such as port-based VLAN tagging and switching
  • Advanced QoS mechanisms, including rate limiting on a per-port or VLAN basis, DiffServ, and Ethernet VLAN 802.1Q/P
  • Field replaceable, redundant power supply
  • Seamless interoperability with all generations of mobile wireless base stations
  • Remote management capabilities through Axerra’s CLI and AXNVision™ NMS


  • CDMA/CDMA2000 backhaul over packet-based RAN
  • GSM/UMTS backhaul over packet-based RAN
  • T1/E1 circuit emulation for TDM leased-line replacement
  • PBX-to-PSTN backhaul and PBX-to-PBX (tie-line) connectivity
  • ATM Services including ATM IMA
  • HDLC virtual leased lines for X.25/SNA/IPX transport

For more information including product specifications,
please download the PDF version of this datasheet.

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