Lanner Teams up with Telco Systems to Accelerate NFV Deployments

Two companies introduce high performance, pre-validated joint uCPE offering

NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN and MANSFIELD, MA, February 22, 2017 — Lanner, a leading global supplier in network communication platforms, today announced that the company is partnering with Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, to accelerate NFV service deployments.

As part of the collaboration between the two companies, Lanner is working with Telco Systems and its NFVTime ecosystem partners to supply pre-validated and interoperable uCPE white boxes as turnkey solutions for telecom equipment manufacturers and service providers.

Lanner provides a full package of Intel®x86 desktop and rackmount appliances, including Intel® Atom™, Core™ and Xeon® processors. Lanner uCPE appliances are optimized for SD-WAN and SD-Security applications and are built with an open architecture for wide compatibility. All Lanner uCPE appliance feature multi-core CPUs for running multiple VNFs, hardware acceleration engines, such as DPDK, Intel QuickAssist, AES-NI and SR-IOV, rich LAN port configurations, including both RJ-45, SFP and SFP+ ports, and wireless connectivity with Wi-Fi/LTE.

By making Telco Systems’ NFVTime uCPE software available on Lanner’s white box appliances, service providers can benefit from a high performance solution with a small system footprint.

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.

“Roll-outing the new SD-WAN and other NFV services in open standard architecture involves comprehensive validation and integration from hardware and software,” said Jeans Tseng, Vice President of Telecom Applications at Lanner. “Lanner uCPE white box devices are now pre-validated with the innovative NFVTime solution from Telco Systems, providing an end-to-end NFV service deployment environment optimized for SD-WAN, SD-security, QoS and other VNF applications.”

“We have designed our NFVTime OS to run any VNF on any hardware architecture to meet ongoing market demands to support high performance, multi-technology options,” said Raanan Tzemach, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Telco Systems. “Lanner is clearly a leading provider of high performance white box appliance innovation and we are pleased to be working with the company to expand our uCPE solution portfolio,”

The two companies report that they are already jointly engaged in several significant opportunities across the NFV space.

Lanner will be showcasing its joint uCPE offering with Telco Systems along with its portfolio of next generation uCPE appliances at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 26 to March 1. Lanner will be exhibiting at MWC 2018 in booth 7E2 in Hall 7.

About Lanner

Lanner Electronics Inc (TAIEX 6245) is a world leading provider of design, engineering and manufacturing services for advanced and customizable SDN and NFV appliances. Lanner possesses a wide range of network appliances including vCPE/uCPE designed for SD-WAN and SD-Security, as well as NEBS-compliant, NFVi-ready platforms with multiple processors, network I/O blades, and high availability features.

About Telco Systems

Telco Systems delivers an industry-leading portfolio of Carrier Ethernet and MPLS-based demarcation, aggregation, NFV and vCPE solutions, enabling service providers to create intelligent, service-assured, CE 2.0-compliant networks for mobile backhaul, business services and cloud networking. Telco Systems’ end-to-end Ethernet, SDN/NFV-ready product portfolio delivers significant advantages to service providers, utilities and city carriers competing in a rapidly evolving telecommunications market. Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (LSE: BVC).