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RAD’s vAccess Shortlisted for Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy Award
RAD, the industry pioneer of network edge virtualization, today announced that its recently released vAccess VNF for network edge virtualization was selected as finalist for Light Reading’s Leading Lights award in the category of Most Innovative NFV Product. The prize is awarded to the technology vendor that has devised the most innovative network functions virtualization (NFV) product strategy during the past year.
vAccess, which was commercially released in April, is RAD’s latest addition to its comprehensive vCPE Toolbox, which allows Service Providers to roll out vCPE services today without vendor lock-in. Part of RAD’s Service Assured Access solutions, it allows immediate deployment of value added SDN/NFV-based services over any access. vAccess upgrades any white box operating system to carrier-grade level by adding VNF assurance capabilities and, when combined with RAD’s pluggable physical network functions (P-PNF), adds missing network capabilities such as CE2.0 demarcation (with RAD’s MiNID) and interfaces such as xDSL, PON and legacy TDM.
“We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Leading Lights awards,” says Ilan Tevet, VP Marketing and Business Development at RAD. “This recognizes our commitment to deliver on the original promise of NFV and SDN – to allow service providers true freedom in selecting the best solutions that fit their needs and avoid vendor lock-in”.
A live demo of the multifunctional vAccess was successfully presented at the MPLS-SDN-NFV World in Paris in April and will be also shown at the upcoming Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas later this month. vAccess is already in use by a Tier 1 operator in North America. There it helps to extend the operator’s uCPE-based service beyond fiber access over traditional TDM circuits, which still make up 20 to 30 percent of deployments, especially in rural sites.
The winners will be announced at the Leading Lights awards dinner, which will be held on Monday, May 14, in Austin, Texas, the evening before the doors open to the Big Communications Event.
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