Telecommunication solution provider Infinera has introduced a new Disaggregated Cell Site Gateways (DCSG) solution that conforms to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) DCSG specification. The TIP DCSG-compliant solution is designed to support the efficient and cost-effective backhaul of cell site traffic.
The new DCSG solution is based on an open and disaggregated architecture for existing 2G/3G/4G and future 5G mobile infrastructure.
Powered by Infinera’s Converged Network Operating System (CNOS), a disaggregated carrier-class routing software stack, Infinera will showcase its DCSG solution at Mobile World Congress this week in partnership with Edgecore Networks, a leader in open networking hardware products.
The DCSG specification was developed by the Open Optical & Packet Transport (OOPT) Project Group within TIP in collaboration with leading Tier 1 global mobile operators, including Vodafone, Telefonica, TIM Brasil, BT, and Orange.
The Open Optical & Packet Transport group is a project group within Telecom Infra Project that works on the definition of open technologies, architectures, and interfaces in Optical and IP Networking.
The project is an engineering-focused effort led by major operators, technology vendors, and research institutions. It concentrates on different parts of the Transport network architecture, including optical transponders, line systems, IP access devices, open APIs and network simulation and planning tools.
Disaggregated Cell Site Gateways (DCSG) working group is led by Eva Rossi, Vodafone, and Luis MartinGarcia, Facebook
This group works on the definition of open and disaggregated whitebox cell site gateway devices that operators can deploy in their current 2G/3G/4G cell sites, as well as in the upcoming 5G deployments. The team produces technical specifications that define software, hardware and API requirements that represent the needs of mobile network operators and also works with industry partners to develop devices that meet the specifications.
Open networks can help operators as they build out 5G infrastructure by reducing costs, expanding and leveraging automation so they are more agile in introducing new services.
Infinera is a global supplier of innovative networking solutions that enable carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and automate network operations. The Infinera end-to-end packet-optical portfolio delivers industry-leading economics and performance in long-haul, subsea, data center interconnects and metro transport applications.