Edgecore Announces General Availability of new TIP Compliant Entry Level Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway, adding to the Industry's Most Comprehensive Open Mobile Backhaul Portfolio
Edgecore Networks (News - Alert), the leader in open networking solutions for enterprise, data center, and service provider networks, announces the general availability of the AS5915-18X Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG). The AS5915-18X is an entry-level compact, temperature hardened router optimized for communication service providers and mobile network operators upgrading capacity in brownfield transport networks to support exploding bandwidth requirements.
Edgecore has a full, proven, DCSG portfolio with multiple performance, CPU, thermal, and timing/synchronization options based on Broadcom DNX Qumran packet processors.
Open Network solutions are ideal for high-volume cell site and aggregation routing applications. Disaggregated, open hardware and software reduce operator costs, increase choice, and quicken the pace of innovation.
The AS5915-18X supports a flexible mix of 1G and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports for existing base stations for mobile backhaul in the transport network. The AS5915-18X provides support for Sync-E and IEEE1588v2 PTP, and the flexible design allows for the support of multiple vendor's PTP stack.
Edgecore has a complete ecosystem of Network Operating System (NOS) partners for the DCSG portfolio including ADVA (News - Alert)- Ensemble Activator, Exaware- ExaNOS, Infinera- CNOS, and IP Infusion- OcNOS™.
Edgecore designed the AS5915-18X based on the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) DCSG requirements document and is the result of Edgecore's active participation in the TIP Open Optical & Packet Transport group. Edgecore's other DCSG platforms have been contributed and accepted by TIP and the Open Compute Project (OCP (News - Alert)).
"As a provider of open network solutions to tier one operator worldwide, and the leading contributor to OCP, ONF, and TIP open communities, Edgecore Networks fully understands operator's requirement to reduce the cost of network deployments while moving toward a more consistent and open infrastructure across mobile broadband and transport networks. The availability of the new entry-level cell site gatewa will speed up brownfield deployments quickly increasing network capacity," said Matt Roman, VP of Product Management and Marketing, Edgecore Networks.
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