RadiSys, Aricent, 6WIND Team on Long Term Evolution Evolved Packet Core

RadiSys® Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS), a leading global provider of advanced embedded solutions, announced that it has partnered with Aricent and 6WIND to deliver application-ready platforms for the Long Term Evolution (LTE) Evolved Packet Core (EPC). Data traffic and mobile video usage are growing at a rapid pace, and Service Providers are demanding quick delivery of next-generation networks to satisfy ever-increasing consumer demand. Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs), in turn, are seeking solutions that enable shorter internal development cycles to deliver upon the time-to-market pressures they are facing.

Pre-packaged network frameworks for building end deployable nodes provide TEMs with substantial savings in both time and cost for deployment. Through collaboration with Aricent and 6WIND, RadiSys can deliver its market-proven ATCA Promentum platform, a comprehensive LTE signaling stack and efficient data path software in one, fully integrated solution that lowers development risk for TEMs and reduces time-to-market by as much as 18 months.

“As the industry’s first 10G platform, RadiSys has now delivered more than 35 different applications for our customers,” said Anthony Ambrose, Vice President and General Manager, Communications Networks, RadiSys. “In order to provide TEMs looking to enter the LTE market with an even greater time-to-market advantage, we’ve partnered with Aricent and 6WIND to deliver the industry’s first LTE-ready platform that can reduce deployment time by 50 percent.”

RadiSys’ partnership with Aricent and 6WIND brings together the benefits of scalability, high availability and ease of use along with the cutting-edge performance of one of the broadest portfolios of ATCA building blocks in the industry. This pre-packaged platform solution combines RadiSys’ best-in-class ATCA hardware with 6WIND’s Datapath software (6WINDGate[tm]) and Aricent’s LTE stack framework. Aricent’s LTE EPC software frameworks are complete, pre-integrated control plane software modules suitable for LTE Macro/Micro EPC nodes, supporting essential Serving Gateway, Packet Gateway and Mobility Management Entity capabilities. The addition of the 6WIND Datapath creates a complete stack for packet processing. 6WIND’s flagship software is ideally suited for LTE high performance equipment. It provides a complete L2-L4 packet processing engine based on Fast Path, a data plane specifically optimized to benefit from multicore performance.

RadiSys has already leveraged the strengths of its ecosystem partners to provide a pre-integrated ATCA platform. RadiSys’ platform solutions use the latest processing technologies from Intel and Cavium Networks, Wind River’s Carrier Grade Linux operating system, and high availability middleware from Enea and GoAhead Software, along with the Enea System Manager platform-management solution. By adding the LTE expertise from Aricent and 6WIND to this market-proven platform, RadiSys can further reduce the risk for TEMs as they enter the LTE market.

“Aricent was recently recognized as a 2009 4GWE LTE Visionary Award recipient, a testament to our rich and comprehensive LTE solutions for all segments of the LTE network, from devices to the Evolved Packet Core, including eUTRAN,” said Rakesh Vij, assistant vice president at Aricent. “Our specialized LTE frameworks for Radisys’ LTE-ready platform can help telecom equipment manufacturers create differentiated LTE offerings that can be deployed today, or implemented as part of an evolution to a next-generation network.”

“6WINDGate’s Fast Path-based architecture delivers one of the best possible packet processing performances in the industry, delivering close to 30 Mpps forwarding performance on a RadiSys packet processing board based on a dual CN5860 OCTEON[tm] processor architecture,” said Eric Carmès, CEO of 6WIND. “We are pushing the 20G limit on a single ATCA board. Our datapath efficiency which comes optimized within the platform is why 6WINDGate has been selected by major tier one telecommunications equipment manufacturers. Simply, our off-the-shelf ready optimizations allow them to instead focus their precious time and resources on getting to market quickly.”

About RadiSys Corporation
RadiSys (NASDAQ:RSYS) is a leading provider of advanced solutions for the communications networking and commercial systems markets. Through intimate customer collaboration and combining innovative technologies and industry-leading architecture, RadiSys helps OEMs, systems integrators, and solution providers bring better products to market faster and more economically. RadiSys products include embedded boards, application-enabling platforms, the OS-9 operating system, and turn-key systems, which are used in today’s complex computing, processing, and network-intensive applications. RadiSys is a Premier Member with the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance, a community of embedded and communications developers and solution providers. For more information, info@radisys.com or call 800-950-0044 or 503-615-1100.

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