UTStarcom Announces SRv6 Router Product Line
Participated in range of interoperability tests at EANTC event in March
Live demo of interoperability at MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress 2018
HONG KONG, April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UTStarcom (“UTStarcom” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ:UTSI), a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, today announced a ‘POC-ready’ release of its newest break-through platform: the SkyFlux UAR series of routers, which are based on Segment Routing over IPv6 data plane (“SRv6”) technology tightly integrated with the Company’s SDN platform SOO Network.
UTStarcom's Chief Executive Officer Tim Ti commented, “UTStarcom takes pride in effectively addressing the evolving needs of our customers as well as the expectations of the telecom market in general. With this major milestone, we are introducing to complex telecom networks a highly efficient networking platform that delivers all the benefits of SDN, including high agility and automation, while significantly reducing network complexity and optimizing operation and maintenance efforts and costs.”
The benefits of SRv6 technology include:
- Significant reduction of network complexity
- Great network scalability
- Natural fit for SDN integration, enabling all benefits of SDN
- Improved network utilization efficiency
- Great network and service agility
- Seamless deployment, can coexist with existing IPv6 networks
The first product of the SkyFlux series available for POC is the UAR500 – a high-performance aggregation router positioned for metro traffic aggregation, DCI, 4/5G backhaul and other applications. Major product features include:
- SRv6 forwarding plane, support of SRH, programming etc.
- 800Gbps capacity
- Interfaces up to 100GE
- Range of supported services including VPLS, VPWS, IPv4 L3VPN, IPv6 L3VPN, Carrier Ethernet 2.0 compliant services etc.
- Modular full-redundant chassis, 5RU
- Tight SDN integration, NETCONF/YANG support
To highlight the new product, UTStarcom participated in the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress 2018 interoperability showcase in Paris, organized by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC). During the showcase, which ran from April 10 to 13, UTStarcom participated in live multi-vendor demonstrations of the latest SRv6 technology.
Prior to the live demo in Paris, UTStarcom joined a range of interoperability tests with a number of vendors during a hot staging lab testing event organized by EANTC that took place in Berlin from March 5 to 16. UTStarcom participated in tests that covered several areas of interest:
- IPv6 segment routing (SRv6) – SRv6 Data Plane, L3VPN over SRv6 Core
- Segment routing fault management and resiliency – TI-LFA in SRv6 Network
- SDN with NETCONF/YANG models – L2VPN and L3VPN service setup by SDN Controller using NETCONF/YANG
- Clock synchronization – Phase/Time Synchronization with Source Failover
Mr. Ti continued, “The inclusion of SRv6 into the scope of the highly-regarded EANTC interoperability tests this year demonstrates the growing traction of this new technology. The industry is clearly getting ready for adoption of a promising technology, and we are very excited to be one of the first to support it in our products. This demonstration of fully-functional SRv6 solution effectively positions UTStarcom as a leading force in the introduction of SRv6.”
The full interoperability testing white paper can be accessed at http://www.eantc.de/showcases/.
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About UTStarcom Holdings Corp.
UTStarcom is a global telecom infrastructure provider dedicated to developing technology that will serve the rapidly growing demand for bandwidth from cloud-based services, mobile, streaming, and other applications. We work with carriers globally, from Asia to the Americas, to meet this demand through a range of innovative broadband packet optical transport and wireless/fixed-line access products and solutions. The Company’s end-to-end broadband product portfolio, enhanced through in-house Software Defined Networking (SDN)-based orchestration, enables mobile and fixed-line network operators and enterprises worldwide to build highly efficient and resilient future-proof networks for a range of applications, including mobile backhaul, metro aggregation, broadband access and Wi-Fi data offload. Our strategic investments in media operational support service providers expand UTStarcom’s capabilities in the field of next generation video platforms. UTStarcom was founded in 1991, started trading on NASDAQ in 2000, and has operating entities in Hong Kong; Tokyo, Japan; San Jose, USA; Delhi and Bangalore, India; Hangzhou and China. For more information about UTStarcom, please visit http://www.utstar.com.
EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading independent test centers for telecommunication technologies. Based in Berlin, Germany, the company offers vendor-neutral consultancy and realistic, reproducible high-quality testing services since 1991. Customers include leading network equipment manufacturers, tier-1 service providers, large enterprises and governments worldwide. EANTC's proof of concept, acceptance tests and network audits cover established and next-generation fixed and mobile network technologies. http://www.eantc.com
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