Mavenir Expands SDN/NFV Portfolio with Acquisition of Brocade's vEPC Business

1 August 2017
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Mavenir Expands SDN/NFV Portfolio with Acquisition of Brocade's vEPC Business

Mavenir Systems announced that it has acquired the Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) product family from Brocade.

This acquisition extends Mavenir’s leadership in network transformation and enhances its next-generation core network with a feature-rich, virtualized evolved packet core, expanded customer base, and advanced network slicing capabilities important to 5G architectures.

The transaction includes all associated Intellectual Property (IP) including 22 granted and pending patents, a research and development facility in Mumbai, India and associated customer support and maintenance contracts.

Combined with Mavenir’s existing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) offerings, the vEPC is a key part of a mobile edge computing and IOT strategy. Supporting low-latency use cases at the network edge enables service providers and enterprises to connect mobile and IoT devices, data centers, and public or private clouds.

In connection with the transaction, Mavenir is hiring certain Brocade employees associated with the vEPC business. This team will be working closely together with Mavenir to support customers of Brocade vEPC as well as deliver differentiable end-to-end solutions in future to ensure continued support for customers.

Ashok Khuntia, GM and EVP. Mavenor's Access Products Division
We are building a 5G architecture with control plane-user plane separation and stateless VNFs. The small footprint, combined with a highly scalable architecture and built-in HSS, is ideal for Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), private LTE and industrial IoT spaces.

Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO, Mavenir 
As the industry transitions towards LTE and 5G, there is a critical and growing requirement for a new, more distributed network architecture and that includes a flexible, microservices-based EPC that allows for the independent scaling of control, data and users in response to different workloads.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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