San Jose, California, March 21, 2018–
Polaris Networks, a leading provider of 4G and 5G networks
protocol software, is collaborating with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) on the M-CORD project
which aims to transform the mobile network by disaggregating and virtualizing cellular network
functions as well as operator specific services. Built on the CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a
Datacenter) platform, M-CORD lays the foundation for 5G networks and services through support for
disaggregated and virtualized evolved packet core, end-to-end slicing from RAN to EPC, mobile edge
computing, and a programmable radio access network.
"As we increasingly focus on 5G Networks and ensure that our products and solutions help service
providers deliver better 5G connectivity to end users, this collaboration with ONF on the M-CORD
project is a significant milestone for Polaris Networks" – said Mr. Buddhadeb Biswas, CEO, Polaris.
"We are certain that together we can build a more robust 5G mobility infrastructure and develop new use
cases for 5G services", he went on to add. As a CORD member and collaborator, Polaris receives access
to community resources and will influence the direction of ONF’s efforts through open source
contributions by merging in features and capabilities beneficial to the entire community.
The CORD platform combines NFV, SDN, and the elasticity of commodity clouds to bring datacenter
economics and cloud agility to the Telco Central Office. CORD lets the operator manage their Central
Offices using declarative modeling languages for agile, real-time configuration of new customer services.
Several multinational Telecom Service Providers – AT&T, NTT Group, China Unicom, to name a few- are
already supporting CORD. The M-CORD project aims to bridge the gap between the current
infrastructure for mobile networks and the infrastructure required to enable 5G Networks in the near
About Polaris Networks:
Polaris Networks is a global, 3GPP protocol-based software solution provider for LTE and 5G technologies. Core network
gateways and Test Tools developed by Polaris Networks are actively used by rural and small mobile network operators,
mobile virtual network operators, base station vendors and wireless internet service providers for industrial and enterprise
networks, and public safety and military networks. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA, USA and has R&D centers
in Kolkata and Bangalore, India. To learn more about Polaris Networks, visit www.polarisnetworks.net.
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