RAD to Showcase D-NFV Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2014


As part of its focus during this year’s Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, RAD Data Communications will conduct Live Demos of D-NFV and Service Assured Access to showcase on how telcos can roll out services faster, smarter and with a better ROI.

Deployed at the customer premises, RAD’s innovative Distributed Network Functions Virtualization (D-NFV) solution integrates a Layer2/Layer3 FPGA-based NID and compute infrastructure with a standard x86 server. RAD’s ETX-2, a small form-factor demarcation and performance monitoring device, provides traffic engineering and end-to-end performance monitoring for both Layer 2 (Y.1731) and Layer 3 (TWAMP) services.

MiNID is RAD’s unique SFP sleeve. Equipped with comprehensive NID capabilities, it immediately interworks with any standard SFP inserted into it, instantly empowering existing networks, such as small cells, routers and DSLAMs, with Carrier Ethernet capability.

Finally, RAD will be highlighting its Service Assured mobile demarcation solution, which features a built in GPS receiver and highly accurate IEEE1588 Grandmaster timing and synchronization management. By situating accurate timing at the last aggregation point in LTE and LTE Advanced (LTE-A) networks, RAD minimizes hop-by-hop upgrade investments and frees operators from the complex and expensive burden of having to bring GPS to every tower and small cell.

Reduces Churn and Improves Business Performance

“What all of these innovations have in common is that they increase service agility, generate faster time-to-market for new revenue-enhancing services, improve operational efficiency, slash OpEx and integration costs and dramatically reduce the need for repeated on-site technician visits, cut TCO, and yield a much better ROI,” explains Ulik Broida, RAD’s Vice President of Marketing. “A Carrier Ethernet network with advanced service demarcation and management improves the Quality of Experience (QoE) of the end customer and, in so doing, reduces churn and improves business performance.”

Throughout the show, RAD will conduct live public demonstrations of both its D-NFV solution and the MiNID in Hall 2, G50.

RAD caters to communications service providers with Service Assured Access and packet migration solutions that reduce operational cost and complexity and improve service agility.

Since 1981, RAD has pioneered innovative technologies that are designed to boost performance and improve the way service providers compete. These include MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0, Layer 2 and Layer 3 performance monitoring, application awareness and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), ASIC and FPGA development, hardware miniaturization and SFP enhancement, and timing synchronization. Much of these developments have shaped industry standards through RAD’s active role in organizations such as the Broadband Forum, ETSI, IETF, ITU, and the MEF.

With an installed base of more than 12,000,000 units, RAD works closely with worldwide operators and service providers including A1 Telekom Austria, Bharti Airtel, CenturyLink, China Mobile, China Telecom, Claro, Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, Embratel, France Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, KPN, SingTel, SoftBank, Telefónica, TeliaSonera, Telstra, Telus, Verizon International, and Vodafone.

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