Radisys T-40 mobile data platform picked by India's Mahindra Comviva

Radisys Corporation announced that Mahindra Comviva, a value-added service provider based in India, has selected Radisys' T-40 Series Ultra Platform to deliver services for a Tier 1 service provider customer in the Middle East.

The solution consists of Radisys' mobile data platform, consisting of its Policy Control Enforcement Function (PCEF), Policy Charging & Rules Function (PCRF) and Mobile Internet Gateway (MIG). Radisys said in a press release that the T-40 platform delivers increased reliability and high availability, enabling Mahindra Comviva to collocate the entire MDP with PCEF, PCRF and MIG onto a single system.

Most of Radisys' revenues today are being generated by the T-40 series platforms like the one Mahindra Comviva selected, but the vendor's newer investments are in the T-100 and FlowEngine technology that is specifically geared for software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), according to Ray Adensamer, director of marketing at Radisys.

"Most of our investments are in the small cell side, but where it's going is kind of approaching the 5G stuff, so this includes integrating small cells with distributed antenna systems," or DAS, Adensamer told FierceWirelessTech. "Another trend is the cloud RAN, or cloud radio access network and moving some of the radio access functions from the eNodeB and into the core network."  

As the industry moves to a more software-centric focus, Radisys is increasing its focus on software as well. "We are kind of unique in the industry because we've been known as the No. 1 supplier--third-party supplier--that focuses on media processing technology for the industry," Adensamer said. "We're also unique because we're the only ones that offer both a hardware- and a software-based product offering."

"We are completely agnostic to the argument," he added. "We see the benefits of software, we see the trends of NFV, but we also recognize that carriers want reliability… If a carrier is has a mandate to be very green, that's another advantage for hardware-based solutions."

While the company works with the top telecom equipment manufacturers and service providers, the company is increasingly selling its solutions directly to service providers, in particular for the T-100 and media resource function (MRF) platforms, he said.

Radisys was involved in some of the early small cell deployments in South Korea and its software is in many of the gateways deployed throughout that region.

In September, the company rolled out wireless infrastructure platforms aimed at enabling mobile operators to virtualize data plane processing, as opposed to the more commonly targeted control plane processing.

The company's T-100 Series platforms, integrated with Radisys' FlowEngine data plane software technology, leverage commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) silicon technology with 100G optical interfaces to provide more than 2 terabytes per second (Tbps) throughput. Radisys says its FlowEngine packet-processing software implements wire-speed packet classification and load balancing inside the Radisys' T-100 switch to streamline SDN and NFV architectures, reduce development costs and boost time to market.

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