Telefonica and Brocade have completed performance benchmark testing for a virtual EPC (vEPC) implementation within the Telefonica NFV Reference Lab framework.
The test results demonstrate that Brocade vEPC built on top of its Virtual Core for Mobile (VCM) solution platform enables service providers to build agile networks that quickly scale to match the performance demands of new services, said Brocade.
The Brocade vEPC, running on Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Intel®-based x86 servers in Telefonica's standardized reference test environment, was benchmarked with a broad mix of mobile traffic loads to measure both user plane and control plane performance.
Telefonica's standardized NFV Reference Lab enables the deployment of complex network scenarios using Telefonica's OpenMANO stack.
Brocade claims that its vEPC achieved user data processing rates in excess of 8.5 million packets per second(Mpps) while serving 2 million simultaneous bearers at a rate greater than 7,000 bearer activations per second, the highest values seen by Telefonica for the reference test environment.