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Hitachi CTA Delivers Massive MME/SGSN Scalability for Mobile Operators

Companies mentioned in this article: Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.

RICHARDSON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/14 -- Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) announced its massively scalable virtual MME/SGSN, as a virtualized network function (VNF), successfully integrated with Juniper Networks' Contrail SDN/NFV controller.

Mobile service providers are turning to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to quickly scale up network capacity and scale out the availability of network elements in a Telco Cloud, without the need to invest in discrete, proprietary physical network elements. Hitachi CTA is leveraging Juniper Networks Contrail SDN and NFV controller to create a truly elastic network function which adds capacity without the complexity. Juniper Networks Contrail orchestration capabilities simplify Hitachi CTA's MME/SGSN, independently scaling based on operator deployment requirements:

  • subscriber sessions - enabling the millions of new LTE and mobile to mobile (M2M) devices; and
  • transactions processing - managing the dramatic increase in 4G device transactions rates; and
  • radio access point connectivity - exceeding the fan-out required by the increasing deployment of small cells.

This elastic scaling maximizes the benefits of a virtualized network element.

"Together, Hitachi CTA and Juniper Networks are able to create a single MME/SGSN VNF architected to scale well beyond 20 million simultaneously active subscribers," said Reg Wilcox, CEO of Hitachi CTA. "Juniper Networks Contrail provides a proven carrier-grade SDN architecture that enables us to meet the performance and scalability requirements of the largest mobile service providers in the world."

"Juniper Networks is pleased to be working with Hitachi CTA to deliver carrier-grade MME/SGSN VNF. As carriers automate and accelerate their mobile and cloud businesses, they are looking for open, interoperable solutions that excel in scale, resiliency and service delivery for their current and emerging opportunities," said Ankur Singla, vice president and general manager, Juniper Networks.

An ACG Research paper concluded that a virtualized MME/SGSN would reduce overall total cost of ownership by 54 percent over a physical appliance-based product while adding new capacity 87 percent faster.

Technical and market trials with Hitachi CTA virtualized MME/SGSN solution are in progress with leading operators to demonstrate Hitachi CTA's highly flexible and scalable architecture along with feature rich capabilities in moving legacy networks to an NFV architecture. Hitachi CTA's virtualized MME/SGSN is platform agnostic and is able to support a mobile operator's preferred platform choice.

About Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA), a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets solutions for communications service providers. The company offers technology for advanced wireless networks, including 4G Evolved Packet Core and small cell solutions. Hitachi CTA offers high-speed optical networking equipment for metro and data center applications, software platforms for subscriber "connected home" and "machine-to-machine" (M2M) applications deployment and management. For more information about Hitachi Communication Technologies America, please visit www.hitachi-cta.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, health care and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.


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