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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Dell'Oro: Evolved Packet Core sales up 13% yoy

Evolved Packet Core (EPC) revenues were up 13 percent year-over-year (Y/Y) in 2Q 2019, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group.  5G Core deployments are expected in 2020.

“EPC revenues grew for a fourth consecutive quarter at double-digit percentages, growing 13 percent Y/Y in 2Q 2019,” said Dave Bolan, Senior Analyst at Dell’Oro Group. “You can hardly go a day now without a 5G launch being announced somewhere in the world. That means all of those service providers had to upgrade their EPC to carry 5G traffic,” continued Bolan.

“As we move into 2020, service providers will start to expand their 5G coverage by adding 5G standalone base stations that will require the 5G Core.  We expect to see some 5G Core revenues as early as the first quarter. But the revenues will be small and not significant as service providers build out small markets to learn how to use the 5G Core before rolling out nationwide,” added Bolan.

Additional highlights from the 2Q 2019 Wireless Packet Core quarterly report include:

  • The top three EPC vendor rankings for the quarter were Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia.
  • The Asia Pacific region had the highest EPC Y/Y revenue growth rate for the quarter accounting for over 40 percent of the revenue.
  • The trend towards more network function virtualization (NFV) continued accounting for 39 percent of the EPC revenue in the quarter.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Affirmed Networks launches virtualized EPC on AWS

Affirmed Networks is introducing a virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The company says its "Mobile Network as a Service" enables mobile operators to quickly and economically deliver both 4G and 5G services over a scalable cloud infrastructure without requiring excessive capital investments.Mobile operators could use the vEPC to deliver differentiated services, such as IoT/M2M services, enterprise data services, MVNO wholesale services, 4G and 5G services, without costly data center or network infrastructure investments.

"The industry has realized that to keep pace with the explosion of data growth a new approach is required," said Amit Tiwari, Affirmed Networks' Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Systems Engineering. "Cloud-based mobile network architectures are providing operators with unprecedented network flexibility. With the ability to now access AWS as part of a "Mobile Network as a Service" solution, operators gain the ability to easily and cost-effectively scale their networks and their business across geographies and networks that were previously out of reach. With this evolution in networking, they can provide new, innovative, and extremely cost-effective services for end customers."

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mavenir acquires Brocade virtual EPC business on undisclosed terms

Mavenir Systems, a supplier of technology enabling network transformations for communication service providers, announced that it has acquired assets associated with the virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) product family from Brocade Communications Systems on undisclosed terms.

The acquisition extends Mavenir's position in network transformation and enhances its next-generation core network offering with a feature-rich, virtualised evolved packet core and advanced network slicing capabilities required for 5G architectures, as well as expanding its customer base. The transaction includes all associated IP with 22 granted and pending patents, a research and development facility in Mumbai, India and customer support and maintenance contracts.

Mavenir noted that Brocade's differentiated vEPC solution features key architectural attributes that leverage cloud computing, network virtualisation and software networking technologies designed to deliver higher scale and efficiency on industry-standard x86-based servers.

The software can scale from a single microprocessing core to a rack of servers, depending on use case, as it maps dimensions of mobile workload independently to cloud resources, while retaining the capability to integrate with traditional node-based EPC architectures.

Combined with Mavenir’s existing network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) offerings, the vEPC acquired from Brocade will comprise a key part of a mobile edge computing and IoT strategy. Mavenir noted that the ability to support low-latency use cases at the network edge enables service providers and enterprises to connect mobile and IoT devices, data centres and public or private clouds.

As part of the transaction, Mavenir is hiring certain Brocade employees associated with the vEPC business. This team will work with Mavenir to support customers of Brocade vEPC as well as deliver end-to-end solutions in the future.

Regarding the transaction, Ashok Khuntia, GM and EVP of Mavenir's Access Products division, said, "Mavenir is building a 5G architecture with control plane-user plane separation and stateless VNFs, the small footprint, combined with a highly scalable architecture and built-in HSS, is ideal for fixed wireless access, private LTE and industrial IoT spaces… when bundled with its virtualised RAN product, Mavenir offers a complete, virtualised end-to-end next generation core and access network".

http://www.mavenir.com/press-releases

Extreme to Acquire Brocade's Switching Business for $55 Million



Extreme Networks agreed to acquire Brocade Communications Systems' data center switching, routing, and analytics business from Broadcom following Broadcom's acquisition of Brocade. The deal is valued at $55 million in cash, consisting of $35 million at closing and $20 million in deferred payments, as well as additional potential performance based payments to Broadcom, to be paid over a five-year term. The sale is contingent on Broadcom closing its...




AT&T completes acquisition of Vyatta network OS assets from Brocade


AT&T, which in early June announced it would acquire Vyatta, has completed its the acquisition of the Vyatta network operating system and associated assets of Brocade Communications Systems through an agreement that included the hiring of several dozen Brocade employees, mainly located in California and the UK.The transaction includes the Vyatta network operating system and vRouter product line. AT&T gains the Vyatta network operating system,...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Nokia Uprades Hutchinson 3 in Indonesia

Hutchison 3 Indonesia (H3I) selected Nokia to expand its core network.

Specifically, Nokia will supply H3I with packet core technology in some of important cities in Indonesia, such as Surabaya, Semarang, Solo and Yogyakarta.

At the start of 2016, the number of mobile subscribers in Indonesia exceeded 320 million. Fixed broadband penetration remained under 2%, with broadband household penetration at 5%.

http://www.nokia.com

Saturday, February 20, 2016

#MWC16: Realtime Assurance of Mobile Services in Virtual EPC

CENX, Ixia, Mitel, and VMware are demonstrating real-time assurance of mobile data services in a virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) at this week's Mobile World Congress 2016.  The demonstration showcases optimized real-time service assurance, within the context of Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO):

  • CENX's Exanova Service Intelligence provides end-to-end visualization, performance monitoring, and analysis of the real-time state of services across all segments of the multi-vendor network path, pinpointing fault root cause and impact on subscriber QoE;
  • Ixia's IxLoad Wireless delivers full-featured application testing of wireless networks and components, emulating real-world subscriber traffic from LTE and WiFi Offload base stations to mobile core at scale, for fast-tracking new network services with proven quality;
  • Mitel's vEPC virtual functions provide the feature-rich, high-performance evolved Packet Data Gateway (ePDG) and Packet Gateway (PGW) platforms for secure connections over untrusted non-3GPP WiFi or 3GPP-compliant LTE access networks;
  • VMware vCloud NFV enables CSPs to deploy a unified, multi-vendor and multi-function NFV platform that supports any application at all stages of cloud evolution. The vCloud NFV platform includes production-proven NFVI Solutions, openness in cloud management through VMware Integrated OpenStack and Service Assurance with Day 2 and Ongoing Operations.

"Mobile and NFV technologies continue to innovate at a tremendous pace, and we're excited to be collaborating with industry leaders, Ixia, Mitel, and VMware, to bring comprehensive solutions to market," said Jay McMullan, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, CENX. "With Exanova Service Intelligence's real-time visualization and detailed KPI analytics, operators can quickly navigate their network, isolate faults, and trigger automated workflows for proactive service assurance. This ensures high subscriber satisfaction, driving top line revenues, and also makes the most of infrastructure investment, netting bottom line gains."

http://www.cenx.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Affirmed Networks Lands Saudi Telecom for vEPC

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has deployed Affirmed Networks’ virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution in its live network.

Affirmed said its solution involves virtual geo-redundancy, and supports the delivery of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services in the region. The Virtual Evolved Packet Core deployment is currently in full operation in STC’s network to support M2M services across the Kingdom. The new vEPC platform is initially geared towards supporting services in the area of M2M services. The delivery of M2M connectivity enables STC’s customers to gain real-time information on their respective services and will help reduce costs and improve the productivity and safety of their various assets.

http://www.affirmednetworks.com/

Friday, October 30, 2015

Ericsson Demos 5G Network Core Slicing with SK Telecom

Ericsson demoed 5G network slicing at an event held by SK Telecom in Korea.  The demo showed a single physical network being partitioned into multiple virtual networks to offer optimal support for different types of services for different types of customer segments. The instantiation of the network slicing used the NFV-based Ericsson Virtual Evolved Packet Core (EPC).

By using logical instead of physical resources, Ericsson says operators could provide networks on an as-a-service basis, which enhances operational efficiency while reducing time-to-market for new services.

Ericsson and SK Telecom also plan to build the world’s first hyperscale datacenter for 5G based on Ericsson’s pioneering HDS 8000

Ulf Ewaldsson, Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson, says: “As Ericsson’s demonstration with SK Telecom shows, the development of 5G has reached a very exciting phase. Success with network slicing technology is critical to enable networks to become innovation platforms for new types of applications and thereby meet the future expectations of people, business and society.”

http://www.ericsson.com/news/151029-ericsson-and-sk-telecom_244069644_c

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Affirmed Networks Collaborates with HP on OpenStack Service Platform

Affirmed Networks is working with HP to deliver a carrier-grade OpenStack NFV service platform for mobile networks.

The platform combines Affirmed Networks' NFV-based mobile packet core solution with HP's OpenStack solution.

"Carriers worldwide are strongly motivated to move to virtualized networks running on OpenStack environments due to the many capital and operational savings this architecture provides," said Amit Tiwari, VP Strategic Alliances and Systems Engineering, Affirmed Networks.

"We continue to see strong interest in NFV from CSPs who want to gain greater agility against non-traditional competitors from a content delivery perspective," Werner Schaefer, vice president, Network Functions Virtualization, HP. "We are committed to working strategically with industry leaders like Affirmed Networks who can help us provide open, carrier-grade solutions that allow our customers to drive top-line growth."

http://www.affirmednetworks.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dell'Oro: Wireless Packet Core Sales Hit by Double Digit Decline

The Wireless Packet Core (WPC) market declined in double digits year-over-year to under $890 million in revenues, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. The faster growing Evolved Packet Core (EPC) segment that is associated with LTE radio networks grew six percent year-over-year.

"While foreign currency moves explain some of the drop in quarterly results, North American and European markets experienced significant drops that were not quite offset by Asia Pacific and Latin American growth trends," said Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group with responsibility for Wireless Packet Core coverage.  "Additionally, service providers in all regions of the world continue to conduct trials and proofs of concept of Network Functions Virtualization-based EPC, which we understand is slowing down purchasing of currently-available systems until NFV EPC systems are ready."

http://www.delloro.com

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Brocade to Acquire Connectem for LTE virtual Evolved Packet Core

Brocade has agreed to acquire Connectem, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California developing an LTE virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

Connectem, which was founded in 2011, has been pursuing an overlay strategy for its Virtualized LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC), betting that mobile operators will implement its NFV-powered solution first for specific business applications while continuing with their current LTE infrastructure rollouts.  Connectem's solution leverages cloud computing, network virtualization, and software networking technologies to deliver higher scale and efficiency on industry-standard x86-based servers. Connectem software focuses on mapping mobile workloads to cloud resources, eliminating the constraints of physical equipment boundaries yet still maintaining the capablity to integrate with traditional node-based EPC architectures.

Brocade said the acquisition of Connectem extends its portfolion in software networking and virtualized network functions, by enabling service providers and enterprises to offer ubiquitous connectivity between mobile and IoT devices, data centers, as well as public and private clouds.  Connectem’s vEPC solutions integrate seamlessly with Brocade’s software and physical networking product portfolios.

“This acquisition strengthens Brocade’s position in the networking industry as the adoption of software-centric networking continues to accelerate,” said Lloyd Carney, CEO of Brocade. “I am very pleased to bring this technology into our portfolio as we invest strategically in New IP across NFV and SDN to provide seemless data center and cloud solutions.”

“There is a step-function in scalability required to connect the billions of new devices joining the Internet of Things,” said Nishi Kant, CEO of Connectem.  “As an early strategic investor in our company, Brocade recognized that a new architectural approach would be required to meet these demands.  Connectem’s pioneering technology dramatically improves the flexibility, scalability, and total cost of ownership of mobile vEPC solutions. We are excited to realize the full extent of this vision as part of Brocade, a widely recognized leader and innovator in software networking.”

http://www.brocade.com
http://www.connectem.com

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mavenir Debuts its SDN-enabled EPC

Mavenir Systems announced its advanced SDN-enabled Evolved Packet Core (EPC).

The company said it is providing a full suite of standards-defined EPC functions (SGW, PGW, MME and ePDG) on a virtualized software platform that provides the flexibility and efficiency needed to cost effectively scale Evolved Packet Core networks. Mavenir also provides mobile operators a comprehensive suite of virtualized core network functions, including session border controller (SBC), diameter routing agent (DRA), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), and security gateway (SEG), under the powerful mOne® software platform. Through service chaining of multiple Mavenir functions, operators can simplify network operations, secure the network, and reduce costs - quickly realizing the operational benefits of network functions virtualization (NFV).

“The SDN EPC is specifically designed to optimize the deployment of data and voice services for mobile operators transforming their networks to 4G LTE,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mavenir Systems. “As operators respond to the rapid increase in mobile data usage, adding new proprietary EPC hardware to scale networks linearly is cost prohibitive. Our innovative approach of combining NFV and SDN delivers a truly unique solution that addresses this problem statement.”

http://mavenir.com/Home/default.aspx

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Telekom Austria's Serbian Subsidiary Demos vEPC with Connectem and Partners

Telekom Austria Group’s Serbian subsidiary, Vip mobile, demonstrated a fully virtualized LTE stack in a live network delivering data, voice and IMS services.

Connectem provided the virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC). Metaswitch provided its virtualized Clearwater IMS Solution and OpenCloud provided the virtualized VoLTE functionality.

Connectem’s Vip mobile Ecosystem Partners include:

VMware -- Connectem and VMware collaborated to bring VMware vSphere to the VCM solution.  Telekom Austria Group undertook numerous tests to experience the resilience of Connectem VCM across VMware vSphere to understand the long-term implications of running a vEPC in a virtualized infrastructure.

Procera -- Within the Connectem VCM, essential DPI functionality enabling application detection and content optimization is provided by Procera’s NAVL DPI engine. Procera’s software-based DPI technology is well suited to fit within the scalable dataplane of the VCM.  Procera NAVL allows Connectem to integrate this vital traffic treatment function without the performance degradation typically generated by traditional DPI solutions.

Red Hat -- The combination of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, and Connectem’s Virtual Core for Mobile (VCM) creates an NFV environment providing a high-performance, cost-effective OpenStack managed NFV implementation that can help to increase infrastructure flexibility and that can be scaled up or down to accommodate the needs of the network.

Guenther Ottendorfer, CTO Telekom Austria Group, said, “NFV is a paradigm shift for the global Telecom industry but also shows that there are many innovations on the horizon which will further enhance the customer’s experience and the operator’s ability to meet the customer’s changing expectations. NFV signals a new optimism within our industry, with the potential of offering huge opportunities to reengineer and optimize network infrastructure and deliver better service for our customers.”

http://www.telekomaustria.com
http://www.connectem.net

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Nokia Advances its Telco Cloud Portfolio and Debuts Radio Cloud

At the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia Networks will be expanding its telco cloud portfolio by launching its Nokia Cloud Security Director, and announcing the commercial availability of its Nokia Cloud Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and Nokia Cloud Network Director to orchestrate virtualized network functions like EPC and VoLTE. The expansion also includes fully virtualized Operations Support System (OSS) and Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions.

The company said implementing network functionality on standardized processing platforms in a data center will transform operators much like smartphones and apps have changed mobile communications.  New virtualized function can be added easily, enabling operators to benefit from state-of-the-art software capabilities immediately when they are released. The telco cloud model is also expected to bring new efficiencies.  Nokia estimates that implementing OSS and CEM in a shared data center means that up to 30% less hardware is needed, which translates into lower capital and energy costs.

The Nokia Cloud EPC, which is expected to begin shipping in Q2/2015, promises scalability and flexibility to cope with growing traffic demand as well as automation to optimize the use of network resources.

The Nokia Cloud Network Director, which is expected to begin shipping in Q3/2015,  is an ETSI NFV compliant orchestrator that will automatically deploy, configure, optimize and repair a set of virtualized network functions to simplify the deployment of services like VoLTE.

The Nokia Cloud Security Director, which will debut in Q4/2015,features multi-vendor capabilities that allow the operator’s security administrator to automatically deploy security policies and functions in cloud and hybrid networks.

Nokia’s virtualized OSS and CEM will be offered in several ways: as software only with the operator taking responsibility for infrastructure purchase; as software as a service (SaaS) hosted by Nokia Networks; or as a full system delivered by Nokia Networks, including software and infrastructure.

In addition, Nokia Networks is unveiling its architecture for highly scalable, flexible and efficient cloud-based radio access networks. The Nokia Radio Cloud enables baseband processing capacity is from almost anywhere in the network, such as an adjacent cell or a centralized data center, to where it is needed most for coordination and capacity. Nokia said this multi-layer approach supports distributed and centralized deployments, or a combination of both, using multiple fronthaul types, including Ethernet. This utilizes an operator’s existing radio access and transport asset more efficiently, avoiding incremental costs to build new infrastructure.

"This is the first radio cloud architecture that offers a layered approach with different deployment models to optimize performance by enabling basic capacity to be built near cell sites, and with peak capacity in the data center being redirected to follow traffic demand. Continuing the evolution from Nokia Single RAN and Nokia Centralized RAN, our Radio Cloud network architecture is a tremendous platform to prepare for upcoming  5G for core and radio," stated Henri Tervonen, Vice President, Mobile Broadband Architecture, Nokia Networks.

http://networks.nokia.com/portfolio/solutions/telco-cloud

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dell'Oro: Wireless Packet Core Market Grew 26% YoY in 1Q2014

The overall Wireless Packet Core market grew 26% during the first quarter of 2014 versus the year-ago period, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group.  The higher growth portion of the market that is used to manage LTE wireless networks, called Evolved Packet Core (EPC), experienced significantly higher growth than the total market.

Some highlights:


  • North American session growth jumped to over 250% of 4Q13 levels.  This follows a slowdown in the third and fourth quarters of 2013.
  • In the first quarter, nearly half of Service Provider bid responses required technical specifications for upcoming availability of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) capabilities from packet core vendors.
  • Nokia took significant revenue share in the overall market, and is now ranked #3 on a trailing four quarter revenue basis.


"As the service providers deploying LTE expand beyond the early movers in the US, Japan and Korea, we are seeing a shift in vendor shares towards those with exposure to other regions," explained Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell'Oro Group with responsibility for Wireless Packet Core coverage.  "This has recently benefited Nokia in particular."

http://www.DellOro.com


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dell'Oro: Shifts in the Evolved Packet Core Market

The overall Wireless Packet Core market grew two percent during the fourth quarter of 2013 versus the year-ago period, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group.  The higher growth portion of the market that is used to manage LTE wireless networks, called Evolved Packet Core (EPC), experienced significantly higher growth than the total market.

"This year, 2014, will see significant shifts in the packet core market," explained Chris DePuy, Vice President of Wireless Packet Core Research at Dell'Oro Group. "The introduction of NFV systems and new LTE projects emerging outside of US, Korea and Japan will offer both challenges and opportunities for the wireless packet core market."

Some highlights:

  • North American growth slowed significantly.  Asia-Pacific growth, specifically, China, is expected to contribute significantly to growth in 2014.  Vendors with significant exposure to Chinese EPC contracts include Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, NSN, ZTE, and others.
  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), is now available from many vendors.  This is a software-only version of packet core products that can be run on computer servers.  Its use represents a significant departure from traditional bundled software and hardware deployments.
  • Average price per license dropped noticeably in the fourth quarter versus the third quarter, as vendors offered new licensing terms to service providers.
  • Installed base of MME licenses as a percentage of total mobile subscribers in North America is ten times greater than each of the other three major regions.

http://www.DellOro.com

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Saudi Telecom Picks Ericsson's Evolved Packet Core

STC has selected Ericsson's evolved packet core (EPC) solution.

The deployment includes the Ericsson Blade System, MKVIII for SGSN-MME and Ericsson SSR 8020 for GGSN/EPG. The solution handles the growing demand for mobile broadband through common high-capacity multi-access platforms. The new core elements act as a common platform supporting 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE network technologies, providing additional capacity and throughput to cater for surging demand. Financial terms were not disclosed.

http://www.stc.com.sa
http://www.ericsson.com

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ericsson Launches Virtualized Evolved Packet Core

Ericsson is launching a virtualized version of its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solution including implementations that can run on third party hardware.

Key components of Ericsson's virtual Evolved Packet Core include virtual Evolved Packet Gateway, virtual SGSN-MME, virtual Service-Aware Policy Controller and virtual Service Aware Support Node.

Ericsson said its solution conforms to the principles of network functions virtualization (NFV).  It will be demonstrated at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Jan H├Ąglund, Head of Product Area IP & Broadband at Ericsson says: "At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona we are launching virtual Evolved Packet Core to support operators' transition to a network-enabled cloud. Based on our open platform Ericsson Cloud System, the real-time networking capabilities of Ericsson Service Provider SDN and our Telecom Cloud Transformation service, we support operators' next step to enable the networked society and provide innovative services."

http://www.ericsson.com

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mavenir Announces Virtualized EPC

Mavenir Systmes announced a Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (EPC) designed to deliver a full suite of wireless functions (SGW, PGW and MME).

The company said its virtualized software platform can be deployed on cloud-based infrastructures using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to rapidly scale capacity and adapt to new deployment models. It leverages a distributed architecture that splits control and bearer planes for optimal packet processing and capacity gains.

Mavenir plans to show it at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona from February 24th – 27th.

http://www.mavenir.com

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Connectem Envisions a Simplified, Virtualized LTE Packet Core

Connectem, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, is adopting an overlay strategy for its Virtualized LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC), betting that mobile operators will implement its NFV-powered solution first for specific business applications while continuing with their current LTE infrastructure rollouts.  Once the Connectem virtual EPC has proven effective as an overlay delivering specialized services, carriers would then cap the investments in the first generation EPC boxes from the traditional vendors and move more critical packet core functionality into the Connectem solution running on low cost x86 servers.

Connectem, which was founded in 2011, is betting that virtualized EPC software will prove more cost effective and scalable in addressing signaling and data throughput in LTE networks.

While the incumbent EPC suppliers are also pursuing NFV implementations, Connectem argues that they are going about it in the wrong way by essentially re-creating virtual machines in the cloud for each of the nodes that exist in the current networks.  In other words, the traditional equipment suppliers will likely supply NFV solutions with separate VMs for existing MME, HHS, PCRF, S-Gateway and P-Gateway node. A great deal of complexity will be inherent in building scalable interfaces between each of these VM nodes.  Connectem, on the other hand, proposes to dismantle the idea of a separate VM node for each function in the packet core.  Its model removes the encode/decode layers at the interface between each node, thereby simplifying the entire evolved packet core.

Connectem conducted its first virtual EPC live network trial with Singtel/Optus in December 2012 and now cites numerous trials around the world.  In terms of interoperability, the company says it has been tested alongside solutions from NSN and Huawei for delivering services to iOS and Android devices.

In November, Connectem signed a distribution agreement Macnica Networks, an integration company serving  mobile network operators in Japan.  In terms of other industry partnerships, Connectem has demonstrated its VCM software running on the IBM PureFlex platform, although it could leverage the entire x86 ecosystem.  The company is also working with Cyan to tie is virtual EPC into Cyan's blueplanet SDN framework.

http://www.connectem.net

  • Connectem is led by Nishi Kant (CEO), who previously worked at Stoke and Azaire Networks, as well ast Hughes Networks and Nortel Networks.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dell'Oro: Wireless Packet Core Revenue to Grow Nearly 60% by 2018

The Wireless Packet Core Equipment market is forecast to grow almost 60 percent, comfortably exceeding $6 billion by 2018, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group.  All growth during the period is expected to come from the Evolved Packet Core segment of the market.

Some report highlights:

  • PCRF market projected to exceed $900 million in 2018
  • Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Cisco, Huawei, NSN and ZTE seen benefitting in the market overall
  • Analysis and forecast of the use of NFV-based licenses is included.

“Over the next five years, we expect the Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions to become the largest buyers of Evolved Packet Core (EPC) systems.  Today, North America, APAC and EMEA have approximately the same installed base of EPC capacity,” said Chris DePuy, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “What makes this situation so interesting is that vendors are just beginning to offer Network Function Virtualization (NFV) based systems, and so new service provider deployments in APAC and EMEA are likely to become the most significant users of NFV.”

http://www.delloro.com


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