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RAD Wins NFV Innovation of the Year Award

First-to-Market Distributed NFV Customer Edge Solution is a First Stage to Full-Scale NFV Deployment
Jun 02, 2014

RAD’s new Distributed NFV (D-NFV) solution has been named the winner of the Network Virtualization Industry Award for NFV Innovation of the Year. The announcement was made on May 28 at Network Virtualization & SDN World in London.

RAD was one of eight companies shortlisted for the honor.

The RAD Service Assured Access solution includes the award winning ETX, a powerful Layer 2/Layer 3 Network Termination Unit (NTU), equipped with a D-NFV module, an x86 server that serves as a virtualization engine at the customer edge.

“We are especially proud of this award, given that this is a first-to-market NFV solution,” states RAD President and CEO Dror Bin. “RAD is an industry leader in virtualization and is an active participant in relevant standardization bodies,” he adds. “Our commitment is symbolized by a $32M investment in a new R&D center that we have now opened to focus on these technologies as the world of communications rapidly migrates to NFV and SDN.”

D-NFV is a centerless approach that requires a minimum of upfront investment and risk while providing service agility. RAD designed its solution as an ideal first phase towards full-scale NFV deployment, which may combine virtualized network functions (VNFs) at the customer edge, the network nodes and at the data center. The company has been running D-NFV PoC testing with major carriers since mid-2013, and, in a few weeks will be publicly demonstrating a “Multi-Vendor Distributed NFV” PoC within the ETSI NFV ISG framework.

The Network Virtualization Industry Awards celebrate excellence in the telecoms industry and recognize the outstanding technologies developed for the NFV and SDN community over the last twelve months. The panel of judges included Mark Winther, Group Vice President and Consulting Partner at Worldwide Telecommunications IDC, Peter Willis, Chief Data Networks Strategist at BT, Dimitris Mavrakis, Principal Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media, and Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading.

About RAD

RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network using disaggregated architecture (DA). By allowing mobile, business and wholesale service providers to decouple service evolution from network evolution, we assist them in migrating at a pace that is right for them. They can leverage existing resources and prolong the use of a large variety of their current legacy interfaces and equipment, as well as maintain network and service performance to guarantee user experience.  In addition to providing an economical migration path to network edge virtualization, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments.

Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.46 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.

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