Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Aricent and Cavium Team on LTE Evolved Packet Core

Aricent announced a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Evolved Packet Core (EPC) development collaboration with Cavium Networks. The companies will offer pre-optimized, performance-enhanced and highly-scalable EPC Serving Gateway (SGW), PDN Gateway (PGW) and Mobility Management Entity (MME) ready-to-use software frameworks for Cavium's OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 processor family. This joint effort creates significant technology synergies, offering LTE equipment manufacturers a high-performance, high-capacity solution for their EPC platforms, while simultaneously reducing time to market, risk and cost.

Aricent's LTE EPC software framework is based upon the company's widely deployed DIAMETER and GTP product stacks. The frameworks are complete, pre-integrated control plane software modules suitable for LTE Macro/Micro EPC nodes, supporting essential SGW, PGW and MME capabilities. Aricent's frameworks integrate the complete control plane (signaling) functionality of the EPC node into a seamless package, accelerating and simplifying development of highly scalable, carrier-class EPC solutions.

Aricent's LTE EPC framework will be available and pre-optimized on the current Cavium OCTEON Plus Processor family and the upcoming OCTEON II Processor family.