Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness in technology-based industries through applied research.
ASTRI’s core R&D competences in various areas are organized under seven Technology Divisions, namely Communications Technologies, Electronics Components, IC Design (Analog), IC Design (Digital), Opto-electronics, Security and Data Sciences, and Software and Systems. Four areas of applications including financial technologies, intelligent manufacturing, next generation networks, and medical and health are identified for major pursuit.
In 2006, ASTRI was designated by the HKSAR Government the Research and Development Centre for Information and Communications Technologies. In 2012, ASTRI received approval from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China to establish the first Branch of the National Engineering Research Centre for Application Specific Integrated Circuit System in Hong Kong.
For more information about ASTRI, please visit www.astri.org.
ASTRI Networking Software R&D team have been focusing on development of 4G-and-beyond mobile core network software for public and private mobile networks. ASTRI provides licensable technologies including EPC, LTE Small Cell Gateway, Security Gateway, Home eNodeB Management System, and WiFi Access Controller. Existing technologies and products are based on COTS ATCA and x86 hardware platforms. ASTRI is actively migrating to NFV/SDN based platforms to further enhance the agility of deployments. With Wind River’s Titanium Cloud, ASTRI’s virtualized Security Gateway and Small Cell Gateway have been available since Q1 of 2015, vEPC, vWiFiAC and vHeMS will be available soon.Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) LTE Core Network Software