China Unicom gets RANNY using with Cavium silicon-based POD

Caviumâ„¢, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a provider of semiconductor products, and China Unicom announced that China Unicom has won the 2017 RANNYs Award in “Best 5G Initiative” category using a complete POD based on Cavium silicon, the company said.

The complete SDN/NFV platform POD, based entirely on Cavium silicon includes ThunderX® ARM workload optimized COTS servers, XPliant® programmable SDN Ethernet switch based white box switches, and OCTEON Fusion baseband SoC based Remote Radio Unit.

The award was presented at the RAN World 2017 conference in Barcelona, Spain where Cavium also participated in a Virtualization for 5G panel discussion.

The complete POD runs an open source SDN/NFV software platform which is based on ONF´s M-CORD (Mobility — Central Office Re-architected as Data Center).

Cavium and China Unicom have been using this POD to collaborate on C-RAN and 5G use cases using 3GPP compliant commercial UE´s with live traffic. Advanced 5G concepts such as SDN managed virtualized and disaggregated end-to-end mobile infrastructure, network slicing and intelligent front-haul are implemented in the trial.

Cavium offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity, and baseband processing. Cavium´s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment.