ECI’s Hybrid Virtualization Platform brings service agility closer to network edge

Created August 31, 2017
Technologies and Products

ECI, a provider of “Elastic Network” solutions for service providers, has launched its Hybrid Virtualization Platform, to support multiple NFV-based use cases to help communication service providers simplify operations, increase agility, reduce OPEX and provide better SLAs.

By supporting delay-sensitive services, and offering better security and termination of flows at the network edge, the platform supports a variety of applications including modernized business services, as well as future needs driven by the Internet of Things and 5G.

The platform features ECI’s vE-CPE family, which is set to provide virtualization across customer premises and service provider’s Edge PoP.

Mercury is designed to address fixed, mobile and converged networks. The platform takes the pressure off the network core by increasing the capabilities and intelligence of Mobile Edge Computing all the way to the customer premise, via universal customer premise equipment, or to the eNodeB.

“Service providers are not only challenged by increased traffic and demand for new services, they are continually tasked with the need to stay relevant in a highly competitive market. It’s abundantly clear the old way of doing things will not suffice anymore,” said Erez Zelikovitz, VP SDN/NFV Solutions Global Portfolio at ECI.

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.