Virtualization of CPEs

Introduction A visit by a cable television or internet-qualified technician has always been the convention for most homes and offices requiring communication equipment. Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) has traditionally required costly professional onsite configuration of devices with specialized but inflexible onboard functional ASICs. Although this type of CPE provides the customer a potent and cost effective mix,


Wi-Fi Certified Agile Multiband™

Introduction In a new generation of wireless technology, the management of Wi-Fi network environments has become a focal point in the industry. In this Technology Brief, we examine how Wi-Fi Certified Agile Multiband™ improves the use of Wi-Fi network resources and responds to changing network conditions. Wi-Fi Agile Multiband is a new certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance


BLE Beacons and Location-Based Services

Introduction This Technology Brief explores the use of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in the application of location-based-services. BLE wireless technology differs from standard Bluetooth and has been designed to operate in the same spectrum as Wi-Fi without creating interference problems. BLE beacons make use of BLE advertisement packets to broadcast basic identification and location data. Smartphone


The New World of 400 Gbps Ethernet

Introduction This Technology Brief examines the new IEEE Std 802.3bs-2017 standard for 400 Gbps and 200 Gbps Ethernet. The new standard continues the rapid development of Ethernet to accommodate the increasing bandwidth demands of cloud data centers. The current 400 Gbps specifications cover only fiber optic media and have pushed the limits of optical lane speeds and


TIP and Accton’s Open Packet Transponder

Introduction This Technology Brief outlines the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and how it hopes to emulate the success of the Open Compute Project (OCP) in the telecom world. The goal of TIP is to transform the telecom landscape and bring open innovation for building better technologies that are more efficient and more interoperable. Accton has contributed an


The Emergence of 5G mmWave

Introduction This technology brief looks at the emergence of new 5G New Radio (5G NR or just 5G) standards for  mobile cellular networks and how it has the potential to deliver a complete transformation of wireless communications. The spectrum for 5G services not only covers bands below 6 GHz, including bands currently used for 4G LTE networks, but


vOLT Concepts

Introduction This paper is intended as an introduction to vOLT (virtualized Optical Line Terminator) white box appliances and the network concepts they are intended for. Optical Line Terminators are used within GPON point to multipoint residential services defined under FTTx services.  vOLT takes this to the next step by creating an OLT that can plug into and


Intel® DPDK Performance on the SAU5081I Server

Introduction This technology brief examines the main building blocks of Intel’s Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and how it significantly boosts data plane throughput on the Accton SAU5081I Cloud Server platform. Four test cases were used to measure the DPDK throughput enhancement as compared to normal Linux bridging performance. Applications that implement DPDK reduce overheads in a


CORD Fundamentals with OpenStack

Introduction – a philosophical change Cloud computing and cloud centers dominate the data industries biggest architectures. Corporations such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and others have pioneered and honed these technologies to minimize costs whilst maximizing user performance and network agility. However, the providers of the networks that institutions, businesses and homes use to access these clouds


High-Efficiency IEEE 802.11ax

Introduction This Technology Brief outlines the new IEEE 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard that pushes wireless data speeds to almost 10 Gbps. Although sometimes called “10G Wi-Fi,” the direction of 802.11ax has been to move away from increases in raw data speed and focus more on real-world Wi-Fi performance. As Wi-Fi deployments have multiplied over recent years, the problem


SD-WANs and WAN Optimization

Introduction This technology brief looks at the emergence of software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) as the next step in the evolution of WAN optimization for typical enterprise WAN networks. Many traditional WANs use Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks to link remote sites to a central data center in what is essentially a private, static architecture. The performance of