Companies collaborate to address market requirement for multi-technology and multi-vendor uCPE white box options
MANSFIELD, MA and AUSTIN, TX, October 10, 2017 — Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, together with NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI), a worldwide leader in advanced secure connectivity solutions, today announced the industry’s first Arm®-based uCPE solution available in the market. In close collaboration with Arm, the solution combines a rich uCPE feature set on a multicore communications platform in the LS2088A that enables a performance, power and cost point not available in the market with existing architectures.
This advanced solution fulfills a market demand for multi-technology and multi-vendor uCPE white box solutions that enable telecom and managed service providers with more options to choose the best technology to address their operational environment and business targets.
By using NFVTime as the common uCPE NFVi OS software for Arm-based and other popular white box devices, service providers are now able to introduce this Arm uCPE without complicating the operation processes or compromising functionality and service capabilities at the MANO integration layer.
“Our new uCPE offering provides additional options for our customer to deploy NFV services and to address their specific operational requirements and business goals,” explained Raanan Tzemach, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Telco Systems. “We are proud to lead market innovations by working with strong market players like NXP and Arm.”
Telco Systems’ NFVTime is an open uCPE that includes a hardware agnostic NFVi-OS and uCPE MANO software solutions. NFVTime is service-ready with out-of-the-box support for SD-WAN, managed router, managed security, and other VNFs, which can be added remotely at any time.
The advanced uCPE white box offering is based on the Layerscape® LS2088A processor with eight 64-bit Arm Cortex®-A72 Cores. The processor cores in combination with integrated hardware acceleration for cryptographic processing, virtual forwarding and traffic management provide performance to support multi-gigabit routing and network services. Like all NXP Layerscape processors, the LS2088A includes Trust Architecture technology, which provides a secure hardware root of trust to ensure the integrity of operating software and network communications.
“NXP is pleased to enable the market and Telco Systems was the right partner to help expand the variety of uCPEs available and to highlight the functional advantages of our Layerscape platform,” said Noy Kucuk, vice president of product marketing for NXP. “This advanced uCPE will enable service providers to deploy securely multiple VNFs with high performance in multi-vendor environment.”
“A commercially deployable Arm-based uCPE solution from Telco Systems and NXP highlights the scalability and performance advantages of the Arm architecture and will accelerate our growing NFV ecosystem,” said Drew Henry, senior vice president, Infrastructure Business Unit, Arm. “Collaborating with these two networking leaders further expands the breadth of efficient and flexible Arm-based uCPE platforms for operators and service providers.”
At the SDN World Congress in The Hague, Netherlands on October 9-13, Arm will be demonstrating this joint uCPE offering at booth, number B27. At this event, Telco Systems will also be demonstrating this joint offering at Booth C9 as well as NXP at Booth B37.
About Telco Systems
Telco Systems delivers an industry-leading portfolio of Carrier Ethernet and MPLS-based demarcation, aggregation, NFV and vCPE solutions, enabling service providers to create intelligent, service-assured, CE 2.0-compliant networks for mobile backhaul, business services and cloud networking. Telco Systems’ end-to-end Ethernet, SDN/NFV-ready product portfolio delivers significant advantages to service providers, utilities and city carriers competing in a rapidly evolving telecommunications market. Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (LSE: BVC).
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 31,000 employees in more than 33 countries and posted revenue of $9.5 billion in 2016. Find out more at www.nxp.com.
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