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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
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. Our commitment is symbolized by a $32 million 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 (proof of concept) testing with major carriers since mid-2013, and in a few weeks will publicly demonstrate 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. 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.
RAD caters to communications service providers with Service Assured Access and packet migration solutions that reduce operational cost and complexity and improve service agility. Since 1981, RAD has pioneered innovative technologies that are designed to boost performance and improve the way service providers compete. These include MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0, Layer 2 and Layer 3 performance monitoring, application awareness and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), ASIC and FPGA development, hardware miniaturization and SFP enhancement, and timing synchronization. Much of these developments have shaped industry standards through RAD’s active role in organizations such as the Broadband Forum, ETSI, IETF, ITU, and the MEF. With an installed base of more than 12,000,000 units, RAD works closely with worldwide operators and service providers including A1 Telekom Austria, Bharti Airtel, CenturyLink, China Mobile, China Telecom, Claro, Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, Embratel, France Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, KPN, SoftBank, Telefónica, TeliaSonera, Telstra, Telus, Verizon International, and Vodafone. RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions. RAD Data Communications site: www.rad.com Twitter: