RAD’s vAccess Shortlisted for Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy Award
MAHWAH, New Jersey, May 8, 2018 – RAD, the industry pioneer of network edge virtualization, today announced that its recently released vAccess VNF for network edge virtualization was selected as finalist for Light Reading’s Leading Lights award in the category of Most Innovative NFV Product. The prize is awarded to the technology vendor that has devised the most innovative network functions virtualization (NFV) product strategy during the past year.
vAccess, which was commercially released in April, is RAD’s latest addition to its comprehensive vCPE Toolbox, which allows Service Providers to roll out vCPE services today without vendor lock-in. Part of RAD’s Service Assured Access solutions, it allows immediate deployment of value added SDN/NFV-based services over any access.
vAccess upgrades any white box operating system to carrier-grade level by adding VNF assurance capabilities and, when combined with RAD’s pluggable physical network functions (P-PNF), adds missing network capabilities such as CE2.0 demarcation (with RAD’s MiNID) and interfaces such as xDSL, PON and legacy TDM.
“We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Leading Lights awards,” said Ilan Tevet, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at RAD. “This recognizes our commitment to deliver on the original promise of NFV and SDN – to allow service providers true freedom in selecting the best solutions that fit their needs and avoid vendor lock-in.”
A live demo of the multifunctional vAccess was successfully presented at the MPLS-SDN-NFV World in Paris in April and will be also shown at the upcoming Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, later next week.
vAccess is already in use by a Tier 1 operator in North America. There it helps to extend the operator’s uCPE-based service beyond fiber access over traditional TDM circuits, which still make up 20 to 30 percent of deployments, especially in rural sites.
The winners will be announced at the Leading Lights awards dinner, which will be held on Monday, May 14, in Austin, Texas, the evening before the doors open to the Big Communications Event.
RAD is a global telecom access solutions and products vendor, enabling service providers and network operators to evolve any service over any network. By allowing mobile, business and wholesale service providers to decouple service evolution from network evolution, we assist them in migrating at a pace that is right for them. They can leverage existing resources and prolong the use of a large variety of their current legacy interfaces and equipment, as well as maintain network and service performance to guarantee user experience. In addition to providing an economical migration path to network edge virtualization, our Service Assured Access solutions are designed to deliver complete visibility for greater operational efficiency, as well as timing synchronization for LTE/LTE-A and future 5G deployments. Founded in 1981, RAD has an installed base of more than 16 million units, and works closely with Tier 1 operators and service providers around the globe. RAD is a member of the $1.3 billion RAD Group of companies, a world leader in communications solutions.