Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    FEBRUARY 2016
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What's New?

What's New?

Intel® Network Builders Ecosystem Partners Will Showcase Innovations at Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, and it promises to deliver a great opportunity for the industry to gather, network, and advance solutions to drive network transformation.

As the demand for connected devices increases, along with the associated bandwidth, the Intel® Network Builders ecosystem is working together to deliver a new generation of optimized SDN and NFV solutions, and MWC is the perfect place to see progress firsthand.

Make sure to visit Intel's booth (Hall 3, 3D30) to learn how we are leading the way to transform the network to move the industry toward a 5G-ready business reality. Meet our partners demoing solutions across more than 80 booths, and join us for an Ecosystem Meetup. Hosted by OPNFV, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, Nokia, Red Hat, Wind River, and Intel, this ecosystem meetup is a perfect opportunity to advance business engagements and network with peers in a relaxed atmosphere in one of Barcelona's premier clubs, The Astoria.*

For more information and to register for the Meetup, please visit our event page. Spaces are limited, so register today.

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Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners

The Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow, welcoming new partners CASWell* and Vedicis* and communication service provider KT.* The ecosystem has more than 185 partner members and 10 end user members.

To see all our ecosystem members, visit the Ecosystem Partners page and the End User Members page on our website.

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Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

Intel® Open Network Platform 2.0 Data Sheet | Download PDF

Intel® ONP Release 2.0 introduces major feature enhancements and now delivers a fully integrated solution on the latest Intel® Xeon® processor D family, the first Intel Xeon processor-based SoC.

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White Papers

Evaluating Dynamic Service Function Chaining for the Gi-LAN | Download PDF

The Gi-LAN is best served with dynamic service function chaining for flexibility, functionality, and low total cost of ownership. Is the technology ready today? Find out in this white paper.


Service Provider Network Maturity Model | Download PDF

Telecommunication service providers are focused on strategies to transform with software into digital business/services organizations. To achieve this goal, networks need to transform as well, and innovation cycles and new service deployments need to shorten—from months to moments.


Co-Engineering a Complete Financial Service Infrastructure: Lucera,* Perseus,* and Intel | Download PDF

Lucera* and Perseus* have partnered to create an agile SDN/NFV infrastructure on Intel® architecture for delivering financial services.


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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News
& Collaboration

Featured Publication

Distributed Multi-domain Policy Management and Charging Control in a Virtualized Environment | Download PDF

This ETSI* PoC Reference Architecture demonstrates virtualized evolved packet core (EPC) and real-time operational support systems (OSS) running in a virtualized environment. It shows how network functions virtualization (NFV) concepts can be applied to OSS/BSS to deliver on the business benefits and improved customer experience that NFV promises. The NFV benefits delivered include increased system agility, faster time to market, reduced total cost of ownership, increased elasticity, and greater service availability.

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Partner Releases

Accelerating the NFV Data Plane: SR-IOV and DPDK

In this blog post, Director of Technical Marketing at Metaswitch Networks* Simon Dredge discusses the histories of and performance differences between SR-IOV and DPDK, including Intel's work in developing the technologies and Metaswitch's findings when testing their Session Border Controller with each.

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Netrounds* Participates in Industry-First NFV Interoperability Effort

Netrounds* recently participated in an industry-first NFV interoperability test conducted by The New IP Agency (NIA), a joint partnership between Light Reading and the EANTC. The effort included participation from 12 leading and emerging vendors committed to the success and interoperability of virtualized networks and NFV (network function virtualization). As part of this effort, Netrounds successfully demonstrated interoperability of its virtual Test Agent for validating end-to-end quality in service chains across dynamic NFV environments.

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Parallel Wireless* Reimagines Enterprise Networks

Parallel Wireless Inc.* announces a 3GPP-compliant end-to-end enterprise virtualized RAN (vRAN) solution based on the enterprise femtocell reference designs that use Intel® technology. The innovative designs integrate 3G, 4G/LTE, and Wi-Fi with real-time network orchestration, interference mitigation, and resource optimization to enable mobile operators to cost-effectively deploy heterogeneous enterprise networks.


Orchestration and elastic scheduling, interference management, traffic prioritization, and enterprise-grade security features on the HetNet Gateway (HNG)* from Parallel Wireless make these "white box" enterprise femtocells easy and cost-effective to install and maintain while delivering substantial savings on operational expenditures. Running on any Intel® Xeon® processor-based server, HNG has all the VNF and SDN functionality needed to orchestrate enterprise vRANs without requiring additional gateways. Learn more here.

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Getting Ready for the Edge Revolution

Evolution to 5G demands higher bandwidth and lower latencies in network communication than ever before. New network components such as the cloud/virtualized radio access network (c/vRAN) may be the solution. At Mobile World Congress, Artesyn* and Intel are demonstrating cRAN and vRAN platforms with unprecedented levels of both density and versatility. These are based on the Artesyn MaxCore* High Availability (HA) platform, built around the Intel® Xeon® D processor family and NICs based on the Intel® Ethernet Multi-host Controller FM10000 family.


With up to 384 processor cores and up to 400G bandwidth support, a single MaxCore HA platform can support 32 cells per RAN, in a compressed footprint and with a fraction of the power and cooling costs compared with a traditional rack mount server (RMS) approach.

Read more in the Artesyn solution briefs found here.

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Upcoming Opportunities

Upcoming
Opportunities

The Hub

For our ecosystem's latest news, podcasts, webinars, blog posts, and more, visit The Hub. Recent contributions from our community have included the following:

Webinar: "After SDN Trials and PoCs: What Comes Beyond the Technology Discussions," with Elena Romero, Head of Product Line SDN & Policy Control, Business Unit Cloud & IP at Ericsson* - Watch On Demand

Webinar: "Realizing the Digital Industrialization," with Geoff Hollingworth, Head of Cloud Product Marketing at Ericsson - Watch On Demand

Podcast: "Intelligent Server Processing," with Mark Guinther, Sr. Director Business Development at Netronome* - Listen On Demand

Podcast: "Network Transformation and Fiber," with Ulrich Kohn, Director of Technical Marketing at Adva Optical Networking* - Listen On Demand

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Join the Conversation on Twitter and NetworkIn

As Mobile World Congress approaches, Intel® Network Builders is offering a variety of online options for you to reach out to fellow ecosystem members:

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