The networking solutions provider Brocade has developed new cost-effective solutions for the mobile operators to seamlessly re-architecture their existing networks to suit 5G services, says a release from the company. Brocade’s solutions would address the challenges of emerging services, such as IoT, M2M, high definition video, in-flight connectivity and virtual mobile networking.
Virtual Core for Mobile (VCM) is one such solution from Brocade. This fully virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) suite of products supports network slicing with independent localization and scaling of the control and user planes. Brocade VCM eliminates expensive hardware devices, long upgrade cycles etc., thus, can be deployed in days.
Brocade VCM is adaptable to different deployment requirements. It can serve as a complete vEPC or a combination of mobility management entity (MME), home subscriber server (HSS), serving gateway (S-GW) and packet data network gateway (P-GW).
Brocade Mobile Edge Computing provides the infrastructure to deliver applications, network services and content from the edge of the mobile network. MNOs can capture new revenue by extending the cloud to the edge of the mobile network.
Brocade also provides a comprehensive network visibility solution for monitoring of physical and virtual mobile networks. The software-based solution delivers real-time programmability of packet brokers and a dynamic, scale-out architecture that supports an unprecedented 100 million subscribers per packet core.
“The combined offerings for vEPC, mobile edge computing and network visibility provide a future-proof technology foundation well in advance of 5G availability which will help MNOs accelerate new revenue streams today,” said Kevin Shatzkamer, chief technology officer of mobile networking, Brocade.
Brocade will be demonstrating its solutions and technologies at MWC 2016, Barcelona.