Arm, NXP© Semiconductors, Telco Systems, and Vodafone have developed a proof of concept uCPE that supports multiple enterprise services such as SD-WAN, routing, and firewall. It combines CPEs with the ability to add or subtract desired, or undesired, services.
A number of applications were launched and tested on Telco Systems’ NFVTime hybrid virtualization and container platform. They were also tested on Arm Neoverse-based processors, designed by NXP.
Per a press release, the uCPE was tested by Vodafone Group labs in the UK for both small/medium business and enterprise use-cases. This was the first time the group had shown a fully orchestrated mix of container and virtual machine-based network functions running on the same platform. The Vodafone team successfully deployed and managed VNF and CNF applications on a 35W (typical) system based on an efficient 4-core Arm Cortex-A72 processor.
Following the deployment, they delivered 15 Gbps throughput of IMIX¹ traffic by offloading OVS to hardware acceleration blocks on an 8-core Arm processor.
The NXP Layerscape processors include hardware blocks with a balance of Arm core counts, creating a reduction in energy consumption and emissions.
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