Next-Gen Central Office (NGCO) presents the concept of unified edge NFVi (NFV infrastructure) converging both fixed-line and mobile traffic management, leveraging virtualization technology and cloud-based computing architecture. For optimal performance, NGCO is usually deployed between the Radio Access Network (RAN) and Central Core Cloud, and functions as a carrier-grade edge NFV data center to execute customizable footprint and VNFs. The NGCO is considered as a cloud-native, virtualized edge to run VNFs, SDN (and its derivatives), C-RAN and open source software onto a standardized Intel x86 white-box hardware.
Transform hardware-oriented networking functions towards software centric solutions with extremely flexible service provisioning
Separate the network’s control and forwarding planes to improve performance with dynamic, programmatically efficient network configuration
Use generic x86-based network devices opposed to proprietary hardware to meet the interoperability in different applications
Leverage OCP compliant hardware platforms with open Virtual Network Functions and OSS/BSS management platforms
Automate content delivery services from proximity with ultra-low latency communications and contextual awareness
Enable transmissions of data, voice and video among mobile and fixed networks no matter what end users’ locations and devices
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