Edgecore Networks developing cell site gateway

Edgecore Networks, the provider of open networking, has announced that it is developing and will market Odyssey-DCSG, an open networking cell site gateway that conforms to the Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG) specification developed by Vodafone, Telefonica, Orange, and TIM Brazil within the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), the company said.

Edgecore will contribute the complete hardware design of the cell site gateway to TIP, and will make the Odyssey-DCSG product generally available in Q3 2019. The Edgecore Odyssey-DCSG gateway will enable service providers to deploy 4G and 5G wireless services with the economies of disaggregated open network technology.

The Edgecore Odyssey-DCSG cell site gateway will conform to the TIP DCSG specification for cell site deployment, supporting existing base stations and planned 5G base stations, and providing 25GbE backhaul uplinks. As with all Edgecore open network products, the cell site gateway will support a range of commercial and open source software options, providing network operators with choices for NOS, SDN and orchestration platforms.

The Odyssey-DCSG gateway will provide four 1GbE RJ45 ports and eight 10/25Gbe SFP28 ports, with full IEEE 1588 timing and GPS functions, in a 1U enclosure, meeting requirements for outside plant and cabinet deployment. The gateway will be available for evaluations in Q1 with general availability in Q3 2019.

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 the Data Center, Service Provider, Enterprise and SMB customers. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com.