Volta is pleased to sponsor this new White Paper from Mobile World Live. The new whitepaper, The Future is Virtual, explains why for routing in 5G transport networks, virtualization will be the key to success. It discusses the critical role that virtualization plays in 5G delivery, and how routing needs to (and can) elevate its virtualization capabilities. It also covers how software and the cloud will play a critical role in deploying 5G services – at scale, and in an economical manner.

This deep dive on routing in 5G transport networks explores eight important drivers and trends that will shape how 5G transport networks will be built. Download it to find out what these eight trends are and the roadmap to building a high-capacity 5G transport network.

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Heavy Reading Operator Survey Study

Heavy Reading conducted an in-depth global operator survey on the future of open and disaggregated transport networks—with a scope generally in line with the TIP OOPT group’s scope of work. Project partners included active TIP members Infinera, IP Infusion, and Volta, along with TIP.

This white paper is based on the survey results and provides the industry’s most in-depth look at the current state and future trajectory of open and disaggregated transport networks. Learn about operator plans for technologies like Disaggregated Cell Site Routers, how RAN plans affect transport and edge computing, and what is standing in the way.

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White Papers

White Paper: Rethink Routing

We are taking the control plane and putting it into the cloud. This is the perfect complement to commercially available low cost, high-performance white box switches. This is made possible by the Volta Elastic Virtual Routing Engine running any private, public, or hybrid cloud.

To get the details, get our white paper. Available in English, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Edge Computing White Paper

Gartner predicts that “edge computing will become a dominant factor across virtually all industries and use cases as the edge becomes empowered with more sophisticated and specialized compute resources and more data storage.”

Network operators are ideally suited to leverage the opportunity of providing edge computing services. While edge computing is closely linked to 5G, we are already seeing data center operators and colocation providers expanding their footprint today to address the edge opportunity.

Learn how edge computing, 5G, and routing work synergistically to create new opportunities in Synergies and Opportunities: Edge Computing, 5G and Routing.

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Rethinking TCO

Service providers spend billions each year on routers and switches. IP is taking over the network as the traffic continues to grow at extraordinary rates. One of the reasons for the dominance of IP is its lower cost than other technologies. Service providers are actively looking for ways to reduce costs while also making investments to drive new sources of revenue.

As network functions virtualize, network operators have an opportunity to use router virtualization to reduce costs and enable new services.

To get the details, get our white paper. Available in English, Spanish and Japanese.

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Application Notes

Cell Site Gateway Router

Cell Site Gateway Router Application Note Carriers have focused on an open networking approach using a Cell Site Gateway (CSG) router which provides an ideal solution to 5G cell site challenges. Read the application note to learn how Volta’s approach delivers not only carrier-grade routing capabilities but also the flexibility, reliability, and cost efficiencies that MNOs need.


Peering Router

As networks have become IP centric and services may depend on a number of providers, the ability to ensure the reliable interconnection of these networks is critical. Peering describes the interconnection of IP networks separate from the underlying business model. Peering capabilities may be a service providers’ core business or it may be needed to run their businesses. IP peering has become increasingly critical as network traffic volumes continue to explode, technologies like 5G and IoT emerge, and interconnected business ecosystems grow because of digital transformation.


Provider Edge Router

Using Volta as a PE Router leverages the cloud, advances in switching ASICs and other next-gen technologies appropriate for today’s market and customers’ contemporary needs.  Best of all, it delivers these benefits without performance issues, and at costs up to 90% lower than the legacy alternative.

This simplifies the service edge which enables faster service delivery and more robust solutions for the customers while reducing CAPEX and OPEX.  Volta’s solution is fully standards-based which ensures interoperability with legacy routers. This allows providers to gradually add white box switches.


Webinar Replays

The Emerging Edge: What, where, when?

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The move to the edge is giving rise to a new distributed computing ecosystem. Edge computing use cases will be realized through many workloads being distributed across this compute ecosystem, making the network, especially as 5G is deployed, vitally important in delivering a successful user experience.

Watch this webinar to find out the top use cases for edge computing, how workloads are being deployed to realize these use cases, and how to plan for and maximize opportunities from cloud to edge within this new compute ecosystem.

Everyone who registers for this webinar will receive a special report by keynote speaker Clifford Grossner,  Sr. Director Research & Technology Fellow, Cloud & Data Center Research Practice, Omdia. 

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Webinar: The Outlook for Open and Disaggregated Packet and Optical Networks

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Join Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst for Optical Networking & Transport at Heavy Reading for this special Symposium-style webinar, as he provides a readout of key findings from an in-depth operator survey on key packet and optical transport trends. A world-class roster of presenters and panelists to discuss the future of disaggregation in packet and optical networks. Speakers will include visionary tier 1 operators and highly active suppliers within the TIP community.

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Leveraging the Cloud in the New 5G Edge


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Join Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading, and Volta as we look at the emerging application requirements and how the network and infrastructure can be implemented to support them. We will use MEC as a use case and consider the role of traditional cloud vendors and how that will impact MNOs. Finally, we look at the options to virtualize network functions and their impact on performance and cost.

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How to Futureproof your 5G Transport network

More than 400 of your peers have already watched this!

Watch it now on demand to find out how operators can transform their transport networks to succeed in the 5G era. Hosted by Omdia featuring Richard Webb, Director, Research and Analysis, Service Provider Technology, Omdia.

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Virtual Routers for 5G Transport

See what IHS, Volta, and Fujitsu had to say

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On December 10, Heidi Adams from IHS lead a discussion of the evolving service edge as service providers gear up for 5G. 5G brings the promise of ultra-broadband speeds, ultra-reliable low-latency services, and the ability to support massively scaled communications for a wide range of IoT devices and applications. These services will place new demands on the underlying IP transport infrastructure. In response, new solutions – such as virtual routers – are emerging to enable higher-capacity, flexible and more efficient IP networks for mobile xHaul applications. Watch this webinar to learn how cloud-native virtualized routers can play a leading role in meeting 5G transport requirements.


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Demystifying Virtual Routing

Available on Demand Featuring Lee Doyle of Doyle Research

Routing is evolving to meet the new needs of service providers as they rearchitect their networks. Virtual routers are gaining significant interest as a way to drive costs down while improving agility. However, there are a number of different approaches to virtualizing the router. In this webinar, we will look at different implementations of router virtualization including NFV, and their implications for hardware, TCO, and operations. We will review several case studies including RAN sharing, Virtual CE routers, and Universal CPE (uCPE).


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