Edgecore’s AS5915-18X TIP Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway reaches general availability

Jan. 26, 2021
The AS5915-18X is positioned as an entry-level, compact, temperature-hardened router for cell site requirements.

Edgecore Networks says its AS5915-18X Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG) is now generally available. The AS5915-18X is part of a line of DCSGs designed to conform to Telecom Infra Project (TIP) specifications.

The AS5915-18X is positioned as an entry-level, compact, temperature-hardened router for cell site requirements. It supports a mix of Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports for existing base stations in need of mobile backhaul via the transport network. The DCSG also supports Sync-E and IEEE1588v2 PTP as well as PTP stacks from multiple vendors. The gateway is compatible with an ecosystem of DCSG network operating systems (NOS) from multiple partners, including ADVA Ensemble Activator, Exaware’s ExaNOS, Infinera’s CNOS, and IP Infusion’s OcNOS.

"As a provider of open network solutions to Tier 1 operators worldwide, and the leading contributor to OCP, ONF, and TIP open communities, Edgecore Networks fully understands operator's requirement to reduce the cost of network deployments while moving toward a more consistent and open infrastructure across mobile broadband and transport networks. The availability of the new entry-level cell site gateway will speed up brownfield deployments, quickly increasing network capacity," said Matt Roman, vice president of product management and marketing at Edgecore.

"TIP is creating a new approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure, and open hardware is an integral part of it,” commented Luis MartinGarcia, network technologies manager at Facebook and co-chair of the DCSG group at TIP. “We are pleased that Edgecore has developed a new product based on TIP’s DCSG requirements document, along with the many other designs they've contributed to TIP already. These open platforms provide flexibility and choice to network operators, which unlocks opportunities for more and better connectivity for people around the globe."

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