NEC and Netcracker provide virtualized LTE core network to Taiwan
05 August 2016 |
NEC and Netcracker Technology have provided a virtualized vEPC solution to the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan.
The new solution was provided via NEC Taiwan to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a non-profit research institute working under the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan.
The vEPC was adopted by ITRI for an experimental network established for the small cell LTE Plugfest compatibility testing event. Ten Taiwanese small-cell LTE base station manufacturers participated in this event, seeking to verify functions for their base stations, enhance the competitiveness of their systems and explore new business opportunities.
“We are very pleased to have recently hosted a successful Plugfest compatibility testing event, utilizing the world’s first commercially available vEPC solution from NEC and
“We will remain focused on undertaking research and development activities in cooperation with NEC, primarily with respect to software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and the internet of things (IoT), aiming to develop new business opportunities and increase the competitiveness of the telecommunications equipment industry in Taiwan.”
Atsuo Kawamura, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation said: “NEC and
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