Edgecore Networks Accelerates Open Networking Choices for Communication Service Providers

Edgecore Networks, the provider of open networking, announced a complete Cell Site Gateway family that scales to support the challenges of 4G and emerging 5G mobile networks, accelerating open network choices for network operators, the company said.

The new Cell Site Gateway family has also been contributed to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and the Open Compute Project (OCP) enabling the economics of disaggregated open network technology to the communities.

This family of contributed designs will accelerate service provider adoption of open networking options to meet the increasing bandwidth and service demand in the upcoming 5G rollouts. The gateways are temperature hardened and optimized for deployment in outside plant enclosures and support base stations with full IEEE 1588 timing and GPS functions, provide backhaul uplinks at 10G, 25G or 100G Ethernet, and airflow and stacking port options. The gateways incorporate Broadcom® StrataDNX™ switch silicon, deep packet buffer memory, and offer Intel® Xeon® and Atom® Processor options. All models support both commercial and open source network operating system options.

Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the network ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers. Edgecore Networks is the provider of open networking, providing a full line of open 1G-400G Ethernet OCP Accepted™ switches, core routers, cell site gateways, virtual PON OLTs, packet transponders, and Wi-Fi access points that offer choice of commercial and open source NOS and SDN software. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com