Enables Secure and Flexible Service Deployment at the 5G Edge

Next-Gen Central Office (NGCO) presents the concept of unified edge NFVi (NFV infrastructure) converging both fixed-line and mobile traffic management, leveraging virtualization technology and cloud-based computing architecture. For optimal performance, NGCO is usually deployed between the Radio Access Network (RAN) and Central Core Cloud, and functions as a carrier-grade edge NFV data center to execute customizable footprint and VNFs. The NGCO is considered as a cloud-native, virtualized edge to run VNFs, SDN (and its derivatives), C-RAN and open source software onto a standardized Intel x86 white-box hardware.



Key Enabling Technologies

  • Network Function Virtualization

    Transform hardware-oriented networking functions towards software centric solutions with extremely flexible service provisioning

  • Software Defined Networking

    Separate the network’s control and forwarding planes to improve performance with dynamic, programmatically efficient network configuration

  • White-box

    Use generic x86-based network devices opposed to proprietary hardware to meet the interoperability in different applications

  • Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter

    Leverage OCP compliant hardware platforms with open Virtual Network Functions and OSS/BSS management platforms

  • Mobile Edge Computing

    Automate content delivery services from proximity with ultra-low latency communications and contextual awareness

  • Fixed and Mobile Network Convergence

    Enable transmissions of data, voice and video among mobile and fixed networks no matter what end users’ locations and devices

Ecosystem Partners

  • NFVI

  • Security

  • Service Assurance

  • vBNG


Feature Products

  • Security Appliance


    • Onboard Intel® Xeon Processor D-1518/1548 Processor (codename Broadwell-DE)
    • 2 x 288pin DIMM DDR4 2400MHz REG, ECC or Non-ECC UDIMM (Max. 64GB R-DIMM or 32GB ECC)
  • Service Assurance Appliance


    • Intel® 7th Gen Core™ i7/i5/i3 with Intel® C236 Chipset
    • 8x GbE RJ45 (SKU A), 12x GbE RJ45 + 4x GbE SFP (SKU B) or 4x NIC Modules (SKU C)
    • 4x 288-pin DIMM DDR4 at 2400MHz, Max 64GB
  • vBNG Gateway


    • 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family with C621/C627 PCH
    • Up to 20x 288-pin DIMM and 640GB DDR4 2666MHz REG DIMM
    • 2x GbE RJ45 or 2x 10G SFP+ Management Ports (By SKU)
  • Storage Gateway


    • 3U High Performance Storage Server Appliance
    • Support Dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3/v4 Series CPUs and max. up to 16x DDR4 R-DIMM
    • 16 x hot swappable 3.5” storage bays
  • NFVI Platform


    • High availability, full redundancy and extreme high performance
    • 2 CPU blades in the rear, per blade supports up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3/v4 CPUs and 16x DDR4
    • BCM StrataXGS™ Trident-II/II+ BCM56854/56860 Switch Fabric with 720/1280 Gbps
  • MEC Platform


    • High availability, full redundancy and extreme high performance
    • 4 CPU blades in the rear
    • Per blade supports up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3/v4 CPUs and 16x DDR4 R-DIMM