|[February 21, 2013]
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. Announces Virtualizing the Mobile Core Network
RICHARDSON, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) today
announced that its MME/SGSN/Small Cell Gateway (News - Alert) software product is now
running on virtualization technology. Hitachi, together with Juniper
Networks, has implemented its software on Juniper's JunosV App Engine
virtualization platform. The joint solution is available from Juniper as
the virtual Mobile Control Gateway (MCG).
Mobile service providers are facing tough choices as they expand their
networks to keep pace with the ever-growing demands of their
subscribers. In deploying a virtual mobile network, service providers
achieve elastic capacity to meet the ever-changing demands of control
signaling and throughput. The virtual MCG provides mobile operators with
an innovative and unique approach to dramatically reduce their
CAPEX/OPEX (News - Alert) challenges, while opening up the potential to deliver new
revenue generating services at greater velocity. The virtual MCG is
available as part of Juniper's MobileNext portfolio offering, and is the
first step towards a virtualized Mobile Packet Core.
"Hitachi CTA leverages Juniper Networks' (News - Alert) new JunosV App Engine, a
virtualized environment capable of running multiple applications with
the deployment simplicity of a single device. The virtual MCG solution
provides enhanced carrier-grade reliability, building increase
robustness into service provider networks. Working with Juniper
Networks, Hitachi is demonstrating the virtual MCG in the JunosV App
Engine virtual machine environment at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert)," said Reg
Wilcox, EVP Business Development of Hitachi CTA.
"Juniper and Hitachi together have proven that the JunosV App Engine can
be used to cost-effectively virtualize critical mobile network
components and services and bring them to market quickly," said Robert
Krohn, general manager of the Edge Software Business Unit for Juniper
Networks. "Our customers will benefit from unmatched scalability and
operational efficiency of the virtual Mobile Control Gateway."
Hitachi (News - Alert) CTA will be providing private demonstrations of the virtual
Mobile Control Gateway at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.
About Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA), a
subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets
solutions for communications service providers. The company offers
technology for advanced wireless networks, including 4G Evolved Packet
Core and small cell solutions. Hitachi CTA offers high-speed optical
networking equipment for metro and data center applications, software
platforms for subscriber "connected home" and "machine-to-machine" (M2M)
applications deployment and management. For more information about
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, please visit www.hitachi-cta.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading
global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees
worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues
totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more
than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information
and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation
and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials
and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi,
please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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