ECI launches hybrid virtualization platform

Staff writer
Telco SDN/NFV Asia

ECI has launched its Hybrid Virtualization Platform that designed to support multiple network functions virtualization (NFV)-based use cases to help communication service providers can simplify operations, increase agility, reduce opex and provide better SLAs.

Featuring ECI’s vE-CPE family, the Hybrid Virtualization Platform combines hardware with management and orchestration (MANO), providing a platform as a service (PaaS) to organize different virtual network functions (VNFs).

The platform leverages multi-access edge computing (MEC) capabilities to alleviate the workload of core networks. It encompasses ECI’s Mercury NFVi platform, ETSI-compliant MANO and a library of VNFs.

By bringing service agility closer to the network edge, ECI said the platform can accommodate future demands of IoT networks and 5G.

"Carriers need to get everything they can out of their current network assets. Virtualization at the edge can help unlock all the potential hidden in their current infrastructure, and create additional value on top of current assets," said Erez Zelikovitz, VP SDN/NFV Solutions Global Portfolio at ECI.

“Virtualization at the edge can help unlock all the potential hidden in their current infrastructure, and create additional value on top of current assets. We are giving our customers a cost-effective, future proof and easy-to-implement solution, which they can use now to improve service agility, and for the demands of future IoT and 5G networks on the same open and flexible platform.”

The platform is based on open industry standard architecture, which allows CSPs to easily integrate it into current operations, enjoy end-to-end orchestration and incorporate third-party software.

It is available on a “pay-as-you-grow” subscription model, and intended to reduce opex and shorten time to market, ECI added.

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