Open Networking for Telecom and Internet Service Providers

Open Networking Overview and Benefit

For years, hyperscale data center operators have been enjoying the benefit of open networking: automated and accelerated provisioning of network capacity and services, greater control over the development of enhanced network services, flexibility to work with the best-in-class suppliers reduced network equipment expenses, and reduced operating expense.  These open networking benefits are now available for many more networks users.

Now, open networking is addressing telecommunications service provider requirement for new central office architecture, managed service delivery, monitoring and analytics networks, and Internet Exchanges.

Edgecore Networks, together with its technology and integration partners, delivers the leading open networking solutions which meet the requirement for telecommunication service providers to upgrade its new networks to CORD (Central Office Re-architecture as Datacenter). CORD combines NFV, SDN, and elasticity of commodity clouds to bring datacenter economics and cloud agility to Central Office for Telecommunication.  

Edgecore Networks contributes to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) of the hardware design for the "Cassini" packet transponder, the industry's highest capacity and first modular open-source whitebox packet transponder offering a flexible mix of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) packet switching ports and 100/200 Gbps coherent optical interfaces for data center interconnect and service provider backhaul use cases. Cassini was developed by Edgecore Networks with leading optical companies — NTT Electronics, Acacia Communications, and Finisar Corporation.

A Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) enables subscribers to connect to the broadband network. Edgecore BNG solution includes disaggregated BNG software from partners such as RtBrick, Altran, Casa Systems, and Benu Networks. Edgecore's BNG solution supports different deployment models and scalability configurations.

Community and Partners

As an active member of OCP, ONF, TIP, DENT and Microsost SONiC open sostware community, Edgecore Networks actively offers choices of open source soſtware that provide network operators with open platform as well as enable value-added application development.

The Logical Architecture for Edgecore Open Routers CSP Portfolios

CORD (Central Office Re-architected as Data Center) High Level Architecture

Edgecore Open Router Products with CORD

Edgecore Networks contributes the hardware design for a disaggregated 10G PON OLT to the Open Compute Project® (OCP) Foundation. The industry's first whitebox OLT will enable service providers to deploy 10G PON services from Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) infrastructures, which utilize whitebox hardware and open source SDN and NFV soſtware to lower equipment costs, increase service delivery agility, and leverage open technology innovation


Data Center Interconnect Solution 

Edgecore’s Cassini enables network operators to easily extend and migrate existing metro and long-haul Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) networks, adding new 200G capacities and extending inter-datacenter and Layer 3 services, all in an open network platform. Over the same infrastructure with 200 Gbps coherent lines, you can easily share resources and balance workloads. 


Edgecore's BNG Solution
Open and Disaggregated Broadband Network Gateway (BNG)

Edgecore offers open and disaggregated hardware platforms that host BNG soſtware components from different NOS soſtware vendors, forming a BNG solution. The Edgecore BNG solution includes disaggregated BNG soſtware from partners such as RtBrick, Altran, Casa Systems, and Benu Networks. Edgecore’s BNG solution supports different deployment models and scalability configurations. 
The following open BNG hardware platforms are offered by Edgecore:
  • CSR320 (300G Access Router): Suitable for smaller distributed BNG deployments closer to subscribers, and is located between the access network and the aggregation/core network.
  • AGR130 (800G Aggregation Router): Suitable for medium centralized or distributed BNG deployments located between the aggregation and core network. Supports MPLS and PE router functionality along with BNG. Scales to support a higher number of subscribers and traffic throughput.

The Edgecore CSR Series

The Edgecore CSR series of DCSGs are deployed at cell sites or as a first aggregation point for multiple cell sites. This series builds in network timing and synchronization functions that makes it an ideal solution for current LTE and emerging 5G mobile backhaul networks. The CSR series supports a wide operational temperature range from -40℃ to 65℃ and supports redundant and hot-swappable power and fan modules that provide high availability and hassle-free maintenance. Edgecore's full, proven, CSR portfolio with multiple performance, CPU, thermal, and timing/synchronization options is ideal for high-volume cell site and aggregation routing applications. CSR brings the benefits of reducing operator costs, increasing choice, and quickening the pace of innovation.

Open Network Products for Communications Service Providers 

ASXvOLT16                       16 XFP ports supporting 10G XGS-PON or NG-PON2 + 4 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP28 uplinks
ASGvOLT64                       64 x SFP GPON ports 
AS7716-24SC (CASSINI)     Open packet transponder, integrating 100G packet switching and coherent optical ports
DCS500 (AS7816-64X)        100GbE Data Center Switch - 64-Port 100G QSFP28 switch
CSR440 (AS7535-28XB)      
25G / 100G / 400G Cell Site Gateway - Flagship Model
CSR320 (AS7316-26XB     10G / 25G Cell Site Gateway
CSR310 (AS7315-27X       10G / 25G Cell Site Gateway
CSR300 ( AS7315-30X)       10G / 25G Cell Site Gateway
CSR200 AS5915-18X)         1G / 25G Cell Site Gateway
COR580 (AS9926-24D)       400G Fabric Router -
24 x QSFP-DD cell-base fabric ports
COR550 (AS7926-40XKFB)  100G Core Router-40 x 100G QSFP28 and 13 x 400G QSFP-DD fabric interfaces
AGR100 (AS5916) Series     Deep Buffer Edge Switch
AGR400 (AS7946-30XB)      Multi-role Capable Router