Telco Systems, NXP and Arm launch industry’s first Arm-based uCPE solution

Telco Systems and NXP Semiconductors jointly lunched the industry’s first Arm-based uCPE solution available in the market.

In close collaboration with Arm, the solution combines a rich uCPE feature set on a multicore communications platform in the LS2088A that enables a performance, power and cost point not available in the market with existing architectures.

The new solution fulfills a market demand for multi-technology and multi-vendor uCPE white box solutions. It offers telecom and managed service providers more options to choose the best technology to address their operational environment and business targets.

Telco Systems, NXP and Arm partnership

By using Telco Systems NFVTime as the common uCPE NFVi OS software for Arm-based and other popular white box devices, service providers are now able to introduce this Arm uCPE without complicating the operation processes or compromising functionality and service capabilities at the MANO integration layer.

“Our new uCPE offering provides our customers with additional options to deploy NFV services and to address their specific operational requirements and business goals,” explained Raanan Tzemach, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Telco Systems.

Tzemach presented the new solution, at the Arm Ecosystem Lightning Round Panel at the SDN NFV World Congress 2017 in The Hague. He explained that the three companies decided to collaborate to address market requirement for multi-technology and multi-vendor uCPE white box options.

The Arm-based solution was also presented by Gabriel Podolsky, Product Line Manager at Telco Systems, at the Arm NFV ecosystem workshop during the SDN NFV World Congress.

Telco Systems demonstrated the new open uCPE offering at the SDN NFV World Congress. Similar demos were held at the same event also by Arm and NXP.

Gabriel Podolsky at Arm’s booth with Telco Systems demo

NFVTime is an open uCPE that includes a hardware agnostic NFVi-OS and uCPE MANO software solutions. NFVTime is service-ready with out-of-the-box support for SD-WAN, managed router, managed security, and other VNFs, which can be added remotely at any time.

The advanced uCPE white box offering is based on the Layerscape LS2088A processor with eight 64-bit Arm Cortex-A72 Cores.

The processor cores in combination with integrated hardware acceleration for cryptographic processing, virtual forwarding and traffic management provide performance to support multi-gigabit routing and network services. Like all NXP Layerscape processors, the LS2088A includes Trust Architecture technology, which provides a secure hardware root of trust to ensure the integrity of operating software and network communications.

Additional resources

To learn more about NFVTime plug-and-play uCPE solution, click here

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