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Feb 26, 2018

Telco Systems Adds Marvell ARMADA 8040 to its Arm-based uCPE Ecosystem

Companies collaborate to introduce deployment-ready uCPE to meet market demand for additional high performance hardware options

MANSFIELD, MA, February 26, 2017 — Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, today announced that the company has added the Marvell® ARMADA® 8040 system-on-chip (SoC) from CyberTAN to its white box offerings in its growing ecosystem of Arm®-based uCPE solutions. 

As part of the collaboration among Telco Systems, Arm and Marvell, the companies are offering a high performance uCPE solution in which Telco Systems’ NFVTime NFVi-OS will power the Marvell ARMADA 8040 SoC integrated on the CyberTAN white box. 

NFVTime is an advanced NFVi-OS that can turn any white box appliance into an open, carrier-class uCPE solution. NFVTime comes with a broad portfolio of tested and certified VNFs, including 

SD-WAN, vRouter, vFirewall, vProbe, vSecurity and more, that are centrally managed and orchestrated by either Telco Systems’ uCPE manager or any other MANO solution. NFVTime can run on both Intel x86 and Arm architectures, seamlessly giving service providers the freedom to choose any hardware and any VNF. 

The CyberTAN white box platform is comprised of several key Marvell technologies that bring an integrated solution designed to enable significant hardware cost savings. The platform incorporates the power-efficient Marvell ARMADA 8040 SoC based on the Arm Cortex®-A72 quad-core processor, with up to 2GHz CPU clock speed, and Marvell E6390x Link Street® Ethernet switch. The Marvell Ethernet switch supports 10G uplink and 8 x 1GbE ports along with integrated PHYs, four of which are auto-media GbE ports (combo ports).

In addition, the uCPE platform supports Mini PCI Express (mPCIe) expansion slots that can enable Marvell advanced 11ac/11ax Wi-Fi or additional wired/wireless connectivity, up to 16GB DDR4 DIMM, 2 x M.2 SATA, one SATA and eMMC options for storage, SD and USB expansion slots for additional storage or other wired/wireless connectivity such as LTE.

This joint offering meets the ongoing market requirement for additional high performance options for telcos and managed service providers to select the appropriate hardware architecture for their specific operational and business requirements.  

“As the build-out of edge computing systems continues to grow across multiple industries, there is a significant need in the ecosystem for cost-effective, power-efficient solutions that meet the requirements that edge computing deployments demand,” said Chris Koopmans, Executive Vice President, Networking and Connectivity at Marvell. “We are pleased to be collaborating with Telco Systems and Arm to introduce a high performance uCPE solution that we believe will bring the compute power, efficiency and flexibility to support the successful launch of NFV services for edge computing applications.” 

“We see uCPE as a key area in enabling compute at the edge, and one where Arm can show a real technology advantage,” said Drew Henry, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Infrastructure Business Unit, Arm. “Telco Systems and its underlying technology are an important contribution to this market, enabling uCPE solutions for service providers and enterprises. Adding Marvell to the NFVTime ecosystem is an important step in enhancing the overall Arm-based uCPE ecosystem.”

“We are proud to continue to lead the market in developing innovative solutions for our customers to accelerate their NFV deployments using NFVTime in a truly multivendor environment,” said Raanan Tzemach, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Telco Systems. “Marvell is a great addition to our ecosystem and will be an important contribution for meeting the market demand for additional high performance hardware options.”

Telco Systems and Marvell will be demonstrating this joint uCPE offering at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1 at Arm’s booth in Hall 6, Stand 6E30.