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Applying Metaswitch Muscle to the 5G Core
Metaswitch was not only an early pioneer in NFV, we were the first to really roll-up our sleeves and get grease on our hands, fine-tuning the ...
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What's New in Disaggregated Cell Site Gateways?
Disaggregation in switching and routing equipment decouples hardware, operating system software and applications, breaking down previously monolithic ...
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Intel and Metaswitch lights-up the 5G Core with a 500 Gbps Cloud Native UPF
In recent testing, certified by Intel® engineers, Metaswitch has demonstrated the Metaswitch Fusion Core® User Plane Function (UPF) delivering ...
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Does 5G mean we can finally update the mobile data plane protocol?
For reasons I can’t even begin to explain, I’ve never particularly liked the General Packet Radio Service Tunnelling protocol (GTP). It’s certainly ...
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The 5G Access Gateway Function (AGF): An Evolutionary Tale
Once upon a time, tucked away in a tiny garage in Anytown USA, there was a modest Remote Access Server. Its flickering green lights indicated that ...
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Implementing the BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP) in your NOS to track BGP network state
The worldwide public internet has long depended on the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for exchanging routing a reachability information between ...
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Implement MPLS on white box switches with the Metaswitch NOS Toolkit
With the continued growth of the global MPLS IP VPN Services Market and the ongoing consolidation of of the access layer onto Multiservice MPLS edge ...
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Leveraging Open Compute technologies to build a portable NOS
Starting with the compute platforms themselves, data center network engineers have long enjoyed the benefits of hardware/software disaggregation. The ...
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A clear recipe for building your own network operating system
Building a network operating system (NOS) is a major undertaking for any organization, requiring significant amounts of time and money to complete. ...
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Working with millimeter waves: A tale of 5G new radio
Those of us in the business of delivering high-performance network packet processing are often quick to brush off the radio frequency (RF) giant. We ...
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This is why a new approach to pure software packet processing will make you rethink your choice of 5G UPF
Naturally, the first thing I worry about, before I start actually writing a blog post, is what cutesy title to give it. Suffering the sort of ...
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Introducing the 5G Core Network Functions
In the evolution of next generation mobile architectures, much of the focus is understandably on 5G New Radio – primarily, how much faster it will be ...
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