Edgecore Networks releases aggregation router to address 5G deployment challenges

Edgecore Networks released a new open router product family. The AS7926-40XKFB 100G Aggregation Router solution enables carriers to upgrade their network infrastructure to address the challenges of 5G deployment and the tremendous traffic growth from the network edge to the core.

With the introduction of 5G mobile networks, carrier and cloud service providers are upgrading their network infrastructure to address the significant growth in bandwidth consumption driven by innovative new services and increased users.

The AS7926-40XKFB is a high-performance 100G deep packet buffer core router that can operate as a standalone device or be stacked with another unit to build a small core system. The AS7926-40XKFB can also be connected to Edgecore’s AS9926-24D Fabric switches to create a 96Tbps Distributed Disaggregated Chassis (DDC) router. This scalable and flexible system provides high throughput and efficient traffic management to eliminate network bottlenecks.

The AS7926-40XKFB is powered by Broadcom’s StrataDNX Jericho2 ASIC and delivers non-blocking line-rate performance across forty 100G Ethernet interfaces and thirteen fabric interfaces. The NEBS3 compliant AS7926-40XKFB is a thermally efficient design with redundant, hot-swappable power supplies and fans and supports telecom grade timing and synchronization. The chassis is more compact than competing solutions allowing for more versatile deployment options and easier installation.

“Edgecore’s new core router family delivers the industry’s best-in-class solution for the next generation of cloud router and service provider infrastructure. This solution helps carriers upgrade their network infrastructure to address the network challenges of 5G deployment. Together with software partners, Edgecore Networks delivers leading open disaggregated network solutions, as well as enabling value-added application development,” said Matt Roman, VP of Marketing and Product Management, Edgecore Networks.

“Edgecore’s new high-capacity disaggregated router solution provides network operators with a carrier-grade, 5G optimized solution for core networks. Network Operators worldwide are starting to embrace open network hardware and software solutions to meet their demanding network expansion requirements. Disaggregated routing will make up an increasing percentage of the market each year and expand to SPs throughout the world,” said Alan Weckel, Technology Analyst of 650 Group.

“We are pleased to continue our long-standing collaboration with Edgecore. Broadcom’s DNX Jericho2 and Ramon are purpose-built for the Distributed Disaggregated Router model and provides a massively scalable architecture, enabling operators to address continuously expanding capacity requirements,” said Wei-Ai Tai, Director, Business Development, Broadcom.

“Leveraging the high-performance AS7926-40XKFB router from Edgecore Networks together with our own software, we are very pleased to establish the successful trial of a distributed chassis architecture between Suzhou and Nanking Labs, connecting the cities with a high-performance network. During our testing and trial, the product showed its quality design and high performance, meeting our future expansion plans,” said Wang Shuo, Assistant Professor of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Leader of New Bearer Network Research Group, Future Network Center of Purple Mountain Laboratories, China.

“DriveNets is pleased to see the availability of Edgecore open router family, AS7926-40XKFB. The expanded portfolio of routing white boxes enriches the open networking eco-system which started with the Distributed Disaggregated Router (DDC) work supported by Open Compute Project (OCP), and DriveNets Network Cloud’s vision of ‘building networks like cloud’. The new solution from Edgecore offers communications and cloud service providers greater choice and flexibility in building modern networking infrastructures for the cloud- and mobile- centric world,” said Yuval Moshe, VP Product at DriveNets.

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