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IP Infusion Bags Asia Pacific Telecom Contract for 5G Network

IP Infusion, a leading provider of network disaggregation solutions for telecom and data communications operators, today announced that Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), a leader in innovative telecom services in Taiwan and provider of intelligent living services, has selected IP Infusion to deliver a comprehensive disaggregated solution for the deployment of their 5G mobile network. APT has more than 2 million subscribers and is rolling out a network of more than 5,000 Cell Site Routers (CSR) to deliver the next generation of services and increased connectivity for subscribers and Internet of Things (IoT) in Taiwan.

The disaggregated CSR solution from IP Infusion, in partnership with UfiSpace, a leading white-box solutions provider, and Foxconn Global Network Co., Ltd. (a.k.a. “FHnet”), a leading System Integrator, will deliver routers that can support the increased 5G data volumes and yet be compact, efficient, and simple to maintain. The disaggregated solution will also deliver significant CapEx and OpEx savings through the use of white-box hardware and a network operating system (NOS) that includes advanced capabilities such as switching, routing and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). The NOS is optimized to deliver high performance on merchant silicon and provides seamless transition from traditional networks to open networks with investment protection.

“IP Infusion, UfiSpace and FHnet are delivering the solution that will help APT to establish a fast, reliable 5G network for Taiwan’s consumers and business users,” said JM Chien, Sr. VP, APT. “As we enter the new era of 5G, we will be able to accelerate network transformation, expand the depth and breadth of 5G applications, and realize more business opportunities in a more flexible manner. We will be leveraging the benefits of IP Infusion’s open software platform and white box hardware to gain cost savings and efficiencies in our network.”

“Our disaggregated network OS solution to APT, along with our close partners UfiSpace and FHnet, will allow APT to cover its targeted geographic areas and expand in the future,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion. “Disaggregated networking is a proven alternative to the more expensive vendor lock-in options, plus it delivers innovation agility in rolling out new services. As the industry’s first, Tier 1 carrier deployed disaggregated network OS, the IP Infusion solution meets APT’s increased traffic demands by providing a cost-effective solution that accommodates their expanded rollout of broadband services.”

“UfiSpace has brought disruption from a cost and deployment agility perspective with our disaggregated white-box solution, which enable carriers and service providers to deliver new services of quality and create new monetization opportunities,” said Vincent Ho, CEO of UfiSpace. “We are pleased to partner with IP Infusion and FHnet to accelerate the most challenging next-gen network rollout for APT, which is to be the first in Taiwan using white-box technology to support the high bandwidth requirements needed for 5G cell site backhaul.”

“Through our collaboration with IP Infusion, we will provide APT with the immediate benefits of disaggregation, specifically better control of their networks and cost savings,” said Dengsong Chiou, GM, FHnet. “IP Infusion’s open network solutions help support operators as they build out their next generation high capacity network infrastructure by reducing costs and expanding their vendor ecosystem, allowing them to be more agile when introducing new services.”

Additional information about IP Infusion’s Cell Site Router is available here.

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