NFV has taken the mobile carrier industry by storm over the past 12 months. As new LTE applications & devices are being launched with increasing frequency the underlying network is under duress and the traditional approach of vertical node based capacity growth is proving to be too expensive both from a Capex and Opex perspective.
Connectem has created its virtualized packet core technology (VCM) to address these problems in packet core networking. Connectem’s VCM leverages years of innovation and investment from computing and data networking entities such as Intel, IBM, VMware, ISV’s and the Open source community to bring an elastic, scalable and robust platform optimized for operational simplicity. The resulting solution has both technical and economic efficiency.
With NFV gaining prominence in the industry, many vendors are attempting to package their vertical node software on to virtual machines and labelling them as NFV ready. It is important to note that such reincarnation does not address the root causes such as the complexity of point to point interconnects, node based capacity planning and assuring availability across those connections.
Connectem in contrast, takes a service oriented view of EPC functionalities. In other words, Connectem mapped the packet core functions into a computational problem. That way any demand in the network capacity (signalling, bearer or throughput) can be translated to a common computing resource requirement (CPU, memory, I/O and storage).
With Connectem’s VCM solution, Carriers for the first time will be able to accelerate the growth of rich data services while building faster mobile networks with unrivalled capacity and a lower unit cost than is otherwise possible.
Through comprehensive testing over the past 18 months with carriers around the world, early adopters of NFV technology will be able to accelerate their competitive positioning in the markets they serve. Early adopters will have a substantial technical lead ahead of their market competitors from a commercial & technical customer experience (optimal speed and minimum latency, secure network, high availability at lower cost).
By offering a Virtualized or Cloud based design, Carriers will immediately gain the benefit of dynamic access to new technology improvements and a reduction in the challenge of traditional network equipment obsolescence.
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