Hitachi CTA Delivers Massive MME/SGSN Scalability for Mobile Operators
Telco Cloud MME/SGSN Utilizes Juniper Networks Contrail's SDN/NFV
Controller for Virtualized Environments
RICHARDSON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/14 -- Hitachi Communication
Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) announced its massively
scalable virtual MME/SGSN, as a virtualized network function (VNF),
successfully integrated with Juniper Networks' Contrail SDN/NFV
Mobile service providers are turning to Network Functions
Virtualization (NFV) to quickly scale up network capacity and scale
out the availability of network elements in a Telco Cloud, without
the need to invest in discrete, proprietary physical network
elements. Hitachi CTA is leveraging Juniper Networks Contrail SDN and
NFV controller to create a truly elastic network function which adds
capacity without the complexity. Juniper Networks Contrail
orchestration capabilities simplify Hitachi CTA's MME/SGSN,
independently scaling based on operator deployment requirements:
-- subscriber sessions - enabling the millions of new LTE and mobile to
mobile (M2M) devices; and
-- transactions processing - managing the dramatic increase in 4G device
transactions rates; and
-- radio access point connectivity - exceeding the fan-out required by
the increasing deployment of small cells.
This elastic scaling maximizes the benefits of a virtualized network
"Together, Hitachi CTA and Juniper Networks are able to create a
single MME/SGSN VNF architected to scale well beyond 20 million
simultaneously active subscribers," said Reg Wilcox, CEO of Hitachi
CTA. "Juniper Networks Contrail provides a proven carrier-grade SDN
architecture that enables us to meet the performance and scalability
requirements of the largest mobile service providers in the world."
"Juniper Networks is pleased to be working with Hitachi CTA to
deliver carrier-grade MME/SGSN VNF. As carriers automate and
accelerate their mobile and cloud businesses, they are looking for
open, interoperable solutions that excel in scale, resiliency and
service delivery for their current and emerging opportunities," said
Ankur Singla, vice president and general manager, Juniper Networks.
An ACG Research paper concluded that a virtualized MME/SGSN would
reduce overall total cost of ownership by 54 percent over a physical
appliance-based product while adding new capacity 87 percent faster.
Technical and market trials with Hitachi CTA virtualized MME/SGSN
solution are in progress with leading operators to demonstrate
Hitachi CTA's highly flexible and scalable architecture along with
feature rich capabilities in moving legacy networks to an NFV
architecture. Hitachi CTA's virtualized MME/SGSN is platform agnostic
and is able to support a mobile operator's preferred platform choice.
About Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA), a subsidiary
of Hitachi, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets solutions for
communications service providers. The company offers technology for
advanced wireless networks, including 4G Evolved Packet Core and
small cell solutions. Hitachi CTA offers high-speed optical
networking equipment for metro and data center applications, software
platforms for subscriber "connected home" and "machine-to-machine"
(M2M) applications deployment and management. For more information
about Hitachi Communication Technologies America, please visit
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in
Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges
with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The
company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31,
2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing
more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes
infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems,
power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials &
components, automotive systems, health care and others. For more
information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
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