Accedian Launches NanoNID™- the World’s Most Compact Service Assurance Solution

Small Form Pluggable NID enhances legacy network elements for global network operators

Montreal, Oct. 18, 2012

Accedian Networks, the leader in Performance Assured Networking™ for Mobile Backhaul Networks, Carrier Business Ethernet and the Cloud, today announced the availability of its new SFP-based service assurance solution for Small Cells, Mobile Backhaul and CPE networks, called NanoNID™.

At a time when global network operators are demanding performance assurance across their entire network, they face many restrictions; such as physical limitations with their small cells deployments or with legacy equipment which does not provide the same service assurance functionality as newer equipment - thereby limiting the network operators visibility into their network performance.

The NanoNID provides NID service performance management capabilities such as Remote Troubleshooting, Performance Measuring and Capacity Planning. With its small footprint, the NanoNID is ideal for locations that are limited in rack-space and/or power capacity. Furthermore, the Accedian NanoNID empowers network operators to easily perform in-line and off-line service performance assurance through Y.1731 with LBM and LBR capabilities, all from a single device. More specifically, in an off-line configuration, the NanoNID allows service providers to upgrade legacy networks by seamlessly adding performance assurance capabilities in an in-service fashion.

“We are very pleased to introduce to network operators around the world NanoNID. It reiterates our commitment to industry innovation, insight and leadership,” said Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO of Accedian. “Like all of our products, this modular service assurance on a SFP device is easy to install and complements our existing portfolio by further extending the network operators visibility into small cells and legacy networks.”

The rich feature set of the NanoNID include:

  • Future Proof Field Programmability: New functionality can easily be downloaded remotely to the NanoNID, without the need for a truck roll
  • Remote management: With its unique design, the NanoNID can be managed remotely without the need for an embedded software agent
  • Allows for the seamless integration with existing Accedian Networks suite of V-NID™ Actuators
  • Layer 3 performance management and troubleshooting with a TWAMP-Lite option
  • Allows for RFC-2544 and ITU-T Y.1564 automated Service Activation Testing capabilities

“As small cells are rolled out in the public access domain, there are many circumstances where present day NIDs won’t cut it in terms of either cost or form factor,” said Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading. “An SFP is one of the most interesting among the new form factors that we can expect to see from the leading vendors of performance assurance solutions for small cell backhaul.”

About Accedian Networks

Accedian Networks is the leader in Performance Assured Networking ™ for Mobile Backhaul Networks, Carrier Business Ethernet and the Cloud. Accedian Networks’ solutions enable mobile operators and service providers to assure, manage, improve and optimize their Carrier Ethernet and IP network performance; thereby delivering the best possible experience to their subscribers. Accedian’s award-winning solutions deliver the most precise one-way Ethernet performance measurements, as well as, advanced service creation and traffic management capabilities that enable high value SLA-backed services. Established in 2004, Accedian Networks has an installed base that exceeds 75,000 cell sites and has over 120,000 (and counting) systems deployed worldwide. To learn more, visit

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