Aricent and Cavium Networks collaborate to provide LTE evolved packet core solutions

September 16, 2009

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Aricent(TM), a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications, today announced a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Evolved Packet Core (EPC) development collaboration with Cavium Networks (Nasdaq: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, wireless, storage and video applications. Through this collaboration, the companies will offer pre-optimized, performance-enhanced and highly-scalable EPC Serving Gateway (SGW), PDN Gateway (PGW) and Mobility Management Entity (MME) ready-to-use software frameworks for Cavium's OCTEON(TM) Multi-core MIPS64(R) processor family. This joint effort creates significant technology synergies, offering LTE equipment manufacturers a high-performance, high-capacity solution for their EPC platforms, while simultaneously reducing time to market, risk and cost.

Aricent's LTE EPC software framework is based upon the company's mature and widely deployed DIAMETER and GTP product stacks. The frameworks are complete, pre-integrated control plane software modules suitable for LTE Macro/Micro EPC nodes, supporting essential SGW, PGW and MME capabilities. Aricent's frameworks integrate the complete control plane (signaling) functionality of the EPC node into a seamless package, accelerating and simplifying development of highly scalable, carrier-class EPC solutions. Aricent's LTE EPC framework will be available and pre-optimized on the current Cavium OCTEON Plus Processor family and the upcoming OCTEON II Processor family. To learn more about Aricent's LTE technology, please go to

"Aricent has a successful track record providing mobile communications technology and services to the world's leading infrastructure manufacturers," said YJ Kim, senior director, networking and communications division at Cavium Networks. "Combining Aricent's LTE expertise and software technology with OCTEON Multi-core MIPS64 processors will provide our mutual customers with an optimized, robust and reliable solution for EPC applications. Together, Aricent and Cavium will reduce OEM development time and engineering cost for all Macro and Mini EPC node types. Building upon our existing eNodeB solution, we now offer a complete range of LTE network elements for our joint customers."

Aricent Inc.

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