Hsinchu, Taiwan, January 21 - Edgecore Networks, the leader in open networking solutions for enterprise, data center, and service provider networks, announces the general availability of the AS5915-18X Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG). The AS5915-18X
is an entry-level compact, temperature hardened router optimized for communication service providers and mobile network operators upgrading capacity in brownfield transport networks to support exploding bandwidth requirements.
Edgecore has a full, proven, DCSG portfolio with multiple performance, CPU, thermal, and timing/synchronization options based on Broadcom DNX Qumran packet processors.
Open Network solutions are ideal for high-volume cell site and aggregation routing applications. Disaggregated, open hardware and software reduce operator costs, increase choice, and quicken the pace of innovation.
supports a flexible mix of 1G and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports for existing base stations for mobile backhaul in the transport network. The AS5915-18X provides support for Sync-E and IEEE1588v2 PTP, and the flexible design allows for the support of multiple vendor's PTP stack.
Edgecore has a complete ecosystem of Network Operating System (NOS) partners for the DCSG portfolio including ADVA- Ensemble Activator, Exaware- ExaNOS, Infinera- CNOS, and IP Infusion- OcNOS™.
Edgecore designed the AS5915-18X
based on the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) DCSG requirements document and is the result of Edgecore's active participation in the TIP Open Optical & Packet Transport group. Edgecore’s other DCSG platforms have been contributed and accepted by TIP and the Open Compute Project (OCP).
"As a provider of open network solutions to tier one operator worldwide, and the leading contributor to OCP, ONF, and TIP open communities, Edgecore Networks fully understands operator's requirement to reduce the cost of network deployments while moving toward a more consistent and open infrastructure across mobile broadband and transport networks. The availability of the new entry-level cell site gateway will speed up brownfield deployments quickly increasing network capacity." Said Matt Roman, VP of Product Management and Marketing, Edgecore Networks.
"We are pleased to continue our long-standing strategic collaboration with Edgecore. Broadcom's innovative StrataDNX Qumran family, coupled with Edgecore's comprehensive DCSG router portfolio, enables highly scalable, feature-rich, capabilities, delivering cloud-scale networking to the industry." - Wei-Ai Tai, Director, Business Development, Broadcom.
"TIP is creating a new approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure, and open hardware is an integral part of it. We are pleased that Edgecore has developed a new product based on TIP’s DCSG requirements document, along with the many other designs they've contributed to TIP already. These open platforms provide flexibility and choice to network operators, which unlocks opportunities for more and better connectivity for people around the globe." - Luis MartinGarcia, Network Technologies Manager at Facebook and co-chair of the DCSG group at TIP
"This is the age of open and disaggregated networking. With Edgecore's innovative DCSG open hardware designs coupled with ADVA's Ensemble Activator carrier-grade NOS, service providers, and enterprises can easily harness the power of this open and best-of-breed solution." - James Buchanan, GM, Edge Cloud, ADVA
"Exaware provides open, high-scale carrier-grade routing NOS for mobile and fixed telecom service providers. Our routing solution includes ExaNOS running over 3rd party White boxes. We are excited to see the addition of Edgecore new TIP Compliant Disaggregated Cell Site Router, which expands and further improves our combined offering for mobile backhaul and access routing applications." - Ben Afshari, Vice President of Sales & Business Development
"Edgecore's new entry-level, compact Disaggregated Cell Site Router, combined with IP Infusion’s full-featured OcNOS® network operating system, gives mobile operators the confidence of proven scalable solution to allow them to reduce their TCO and rapidly deploy higher capacity transport networks. IP Infusion is excited to partner with Edgecore in accelerating network disaggregation." - Sanjay Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer, IP Infusion
About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the leader in open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP-Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer a choice of commercial and open-source NOS and SDN software. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com
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