The Year of the Edge … and Acceleration


Will this be the Year of the Edge? AT&T says yes. Emphatically. An AT&T executive recently declared it so, in explaining how the carrier is now prioritizing edge computing and delivery of powerful edge capabilities to business customers. That includes building 5G and edge technologies together and working with cloud providers to add edge technology […]

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Universal Platform for Open User Plane Function


China Mobile recently gathered the leading 5G hardware and software vendors to an “Open User Plane Function” conference, where they addressed the need to create a universal platform for user plane functionality (UPF), which is the data plane within a 5G network. In other words, in the opinion of one of the world’s largest telecommunications […]

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ACE-NIC100 Accelerates 5G Networks with Wind River Titanium Cloud


There is an increasing need for flexible cloud-based infrastructure and orchestration solutions to allow for dynamic placement of functions where and when they are needed. When it comes to the Telco edge, the gold standard for OpenStack-based virtualization software platforms is Wind River Titanium Cloud. Titanium Cloud is an ultrareliable deployment-ready cloud platform, capable of […]

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Hot Topics at DPDK Summit 2019


At the annual DPDK Summit North America, Ethernity Networks CTO Barak Perlman was a featured speaker, providing insight into the role DPDK plays in 5G UPF hardware offload. In fact, 5G was a topic mentioned in a couple presentations at the DPDK Summit this year. While few companies in attendance were as intimately aware of […]

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Open and Virtualized Access Was Trending at BBWF2019


Broadband World Forum has traditionally been an event for fixed networks, but in recent years it has addressed the needs of fixed, mobile, and cable networks, covering a variety of topics, including 5G, virtualization, open source, NG PON, DOCSIS, and edge computing. BBWF2019, earlier this month in Amsterdam, was all about providing reliable connectivity and […]

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Who Will Own the Edge?


As both telecom operators and cloud providers move their computing resources to the network edge, to bring applications closer to users and reduce latency, the question has arisen as to who the dominant players will be. Whereas the trend for the past decade or so has been for the big three cloud companies to control […]

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Bringing 5G Broadband to Developing Regions Requires Network Acceleration


Residents of technologically advanced countries sometimes take for granted the blessings of instantaneous access to the wealth of information on the internet, the almost infinite options for media and entertainment, and connections to friends, family, and colleagues anywhere. All those advantages are only getting better with the advent of 5G broadband. With 5G will come […]

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Thoughts on Edge Computing Congress 2019


At the 2019 edition of the Edge Computing Congress last week, Ethernity Networks was in attendance to promote our 5G UPF Acceleration solution and Universal Edge Platform network appliance. The conference had been held in Berlin the previous two years, but it moved to London this year, with an impressive agenda of top speakers and […]

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Accelerating the 5G User Plane Function


When it comes to 5G, the User Plane Function (UPF) is an essential element of the evolving network development. The CUPS (Control and User Plane Separation) architecture put forth by 3GPP separates the Serving Gateway and PDN Gateway functions into control and data plane components, and the UPF serves as the data path. This approach […]

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A Must-Read Report on the Next Gen Central Office


The evolution of central offices into small cloud data centers – with commodity servers and network function virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) replacing fixed-function hardware devices – is the subject of the new, in-depth 2019 Next Gen Central Office report by the research firm AvidThink. These Next Gen Central Offices, are needed so service providers can prepare, […]

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