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ONOS Mobile CORD (M-CORD) Platform Brings SDN, NFV and Cloud Principles to Mobility — Significant Progress Toward Realizing 5G Solutions


February 22, 2016

The ONOS Collaboration along with members has launched the Mobile-CORD (M-CORD) project. Built on top of the ONOS open source project and Central Office Rearchitected as a Datacenter (CORD), M-CORD combines data center economies and the cloud agility of CORD infrastructure with the benefits of mobile edge computing and disaggregation and virtualization of mobile infrastructure components.

With the proliferation of a new wave of connected users and devices, service providers are challenged to scale service delivery in an agile and efficient manner with the existing mobile network architecture. The aggregation of data traffic through the mobile core can tax the backhaul, backbone transport, and EPC system. And changing traffic patterns put pressure on capital and operational spending.

M-CORD takes a significant step towards bringing economies of scale and cloud agility to the central office, by integrating SDN, NFV, and cloud principles with the best of mobile architecture. M-CORD enables an open and flexible reference architecture through open source software platforms, merchant silicon, and commodity whiteboxes with standard leaf-spine fabric right at the edge of the mobile network. M-CORD integrates disaggregated/virtualized Radio Access Network (RAN), disaggregated/virtualized Evolved Packet Core (EPC), and mobile edge services with CORD to achieve its stated goals. Thus M-CORD promises to further transform the mobile network from a transport network into a service delivery platform, allowing operators to achieve considerable opportunities for edge services with cloud-based economies and cost-savings. With M-CORD’s potential, operators and their collaborators may tap deeper into services such as digital gaming, video streaming, the Internet of Things (IoT), safety, Big Data analytics, mobile health, education, smart cities, vehicular communications, and much more with improved QoE and agility.

Read more at the full press release at: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/-2098868.htm