Thursday, November 10, 2016

Radisys Releases Open Source M-CORD Software

Radisys has released its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) software as open source software under the Apache 2.0 license for ON.Lab’s Mobile-CORD (M-CORD) project.

M-CORD is built on top of ONOS and CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which was initially developed by ON.Lab as a use case for the ONOS open source SDN operating system. CORD aims to utilize merchant silicon and the elasticity of commodity clouds to enable data center economics and cloud agility in the central office environment. CORD is managed as an independent open source project under The Linux Foundation.

Radisys said the integration of open source mobile core applications like EPC will provide enhanced service flexibility and agility in enabling 5G service delivery on the M-CORD platform.

“As communications service providers are planning today what their 5G networks of tomorrow will look like, we believe that now is the time for Radisys to deliver the open source resources to enable innovation for M-CORD as the emerging 5G platform,” said Brian Bronson, president and CEO, Radisys. “Radisys is firmly committed to the open source movement in both software and hardware. By making our EPC software available under open source license, we’re lowering the barrier to entry to service providers deploying next-generation 5G wireless networks.”

The three key components of the M-CORD framework include mobile edge services, a disaggregated/virtualized Radio Access Network (RAN), and a disaggregated/virtualized EPC. Radisys’ open source EPC provides disaggregated and virtualized core services of Mobility Management Entity (MME), Serving Gateway (SGW) and Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW) elements.

Radisys’ open source EPC contribution, including completed integration with the M-CORD framework, will be available in March 2017.  

http://opencord.org
http://www.radisys.com

Ericsson Updates Financial Outlook

In its annual investor conference, Ericsson said it remains strongly focussed on restructuring efforts and new growth opportunities. The company expects that the market for mobile infrastructure will decline 10 to 15 percent during 2016 and a further decline of 2 to 6 percent in 2017. This year, Ericsson has seen a lower pace of operator investments in Europe, while the US remains stable and China has continued at a high level.
"We are forcefully executing our strategy to drive incremental profit improvements through greater efficiency, monetizing our installed base in Networks and building new revenue base in IT & Cloud and Media. Current focus is on speed, efficiency and fine tuning of strategy execution," stated Jan Frykhammar, President and CEO.

Some highlights


  • A new company structure with three segments is now in place: Networks, IT & Cloud, and Media
  • Networks: addressable market of USD100 billion in 2016, with -2 to 0% CAGR growth 2016-2018
  • IT & Cloud: addressable market of USD100 billion in 2016, with 5 to 7% CAGR growth 2016-2018
  • Media: addressable market of USD12 billion in 2016, with 9 to 11% CAGR growth 2016-2018
  • Ericsson is seeing growing momentum in its partnership with Cisco


http://www.ericsson.com

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