Why buy SD-WAN appliance, while you can buy open platform?


Service providers are looking for software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) solutions that can be deployed while relying on the underlying network functions virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) to utilize their virtual overlays needed to securely and reliably connect users to applications.

In order to meet this challenge, Telco Systems has teamed up with Advantech to expand NFVTime support to a broader range of white-box Universal CPEs (uCPEs) including Advantech’s FWA-3050, a verified Intel select solution for uCPE.

The new NFVTime-Verge enables service providers to effectively deploy network and managed services, evolving from traditional long and costly planning and deployment processes to agile short and friendly introduction of new services. With NFVTime-Verge, communications service providers (CSPs) can quickly deploy new services and make it easy for their costumers to choose and deploy their services on demand on their own enterprises.


Built on Telco Systems award-winning NFVTime operating system (OS), and the latest generation of Advantech white-box uCPEs, the NFVTime-Verge portfolio delivers a powerful framework for next generation uCPE rollout. It offers out of the-box support for virtual network functions (VNFs) from select vendors. These include, among others, fully managed vRouters, leading network security VNFs and virtual SD-WAN functions.

Advantech’s white-box uCPE portfolio brings scalable processing performance, outstanding network throughput and flexible connectivity options. Optimized for uCPE and SD-WAN, the white boxes are powered by processors based on Intel architecture and are scalable from 2-16 cores using Intel-based SoCs, and up to 28-cores using a single socket Intel Xeon Scalable processor.

Advantech’s commercial-off-the-shelf uCPEs are readily available and come with a choice of hybrid LTE, Wi-Fi, xDSL, G.fast & SFP+ configurations, depending on the selected platform.

NFVTime-Verge streamlines Advantech’s uCPE deployment by simplifying the out of the-box experience with verified hardware and software building blocks. Built upon the innovative NFVTime-OS architecture, NFVTime-Verge has been optimized for performance and throughput on Advantech uCPEs, and fully tested with service chains from key VNF partners.

With NFVTime-Verge, service providers can deploy 1-10 Gbps for service chains containing SD-WAN, security and routing functions on entry-level devices. Moreover, NFVTime-Verge is highly scalable across Advantech hardware payloads, offering the configurability needed to address small office and retail outlets well as mid to high end Enterprise installations.

NFVTime is easily adapted for industry-specific market segments and can be configured for the right mix of price performance, throughput and connectivity.

Additional resources

To schedule a demo of the BYOD Installer and NFVTime uCPE solution, contact sales@telco.com.

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