Ethernity Networks Signs Breakthrough Contract with Indian OEM
Ethernity's Cell Site Router deal marks first entry into Indian market
By: Ethernity Networks
Ethernity will provide a complete vRouter software stack running on top of its CSR FPGA firmware embedded on an FPGA system-on-chip that will be positioned by the manufacturer as a programmable router and security platform for Indian telco networks.
The contract provides for stage payments totalling $1.5 million on a milestone basis during 2020 and 2021 and includes a committed order for design kit, initial design, FPGA, and software. Subject to successful execution, the OEM anticipates that the contract could lead to further significant annual revenues for Ethernity from the supply of additional ENET FPGAs and vRouter software licenses for large scale deployments.
The new project responds to recent demand for hardware disaggregation (https://www.convergedigest.com/
By licensing Ethernity's CSR firmware and Layer 2/Layer 3 stack, the OEM has the necessary underlying system to manufacture an FPGA-based disaggregated solution (https://ethernitynet.com/
"This deal represents a landmark achievement for Ethernity," said David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks. "It initiates a strategic partnership and opens a new channel in India for Ethernity, in which our new customer can manufacture and sell locally-produced hardware that incorporates our FPGA-based offerings."
The OEM intends to use Ethernity's system to create server-based CSR appliances with an embedded programmable router data plane and Ethernity's vRouter software stack, which can later be programmed for different 5G deployment scenarios. The CSRs will support both legacy 3G/4G LTE networks and developing 5G networks.
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Kevin Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations