ALAXALA Networks Selects NetLogic Microsystems for NGN (Next- Generation Network) Deployments in Japan and South Korea
NetLogic Microsystems’ NL7000 Family of Advanced Knowledge-Based Processors Have Been Designed Into ALAXALA Networks’ Top-of-the- Line AX7800R 10-Gigabit Router
Kelvin Khoo, 650-230-5816
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NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETL), the leader in the design and development of knowledge-based processors and high-speed integrated circuits, today announced its advanced NL7000 family of knowledge-based processors have been selected by ALAXALA Networks for ALAXALA’s high-end AX7800 router and switch that will be shipped into leading carriers in Japan and South Korea for the migration to next-generation networks (NGN). ALAXALA Networks is a joint venture of the switching and routing divisions of Hitachi, Ltd. and NEC Corporation, and is the leading provider of backbone routers and switches for telecom carriers, government and large corporate networks.
Japan and South Korea are at the forefront of deploying highly sophisticated NGN networks, which are expected to be some of the most advanced networks in the world. NGN represents the comprehensive consolidation of several dedicated or overlay transport networks, each historically built for a different service, into one singe network based on Internet Protocol (IP) for the core, edge, metro and access. This represents a complete phasing out of legacy technologies such as Frame Relay, switched voice over PSTN and TDM, and replacing them with IP-based services such as Ethernet, VoIP, IPTV, P2P and audio/video streaming with advanced quality of service (QoS). Leading carriers in Japan and South Korea have been performing commercial trials of the NGN network since 2006, and are now rolling out nationwide deployments to support the successful adoption of broadband fiber-to-the-home and 3G/4G mobile wireless services, as well as the increasing popularity of bandwidth-hungry video and peer-to-peer content over their networks in recent years.
ALAXALA’s AX7800 router and switch offers best-in-class performance, reliability, QoS and network scalability to support the advanced, mission-critical NGN requirements. To achieve the highest performance and lowest power consumption for IPv6 routing and QoS enforcement, the AX7800 router and switch incorporates several knowledge-based processors from NetLogic Microsystems. The NL7000 family of knowledge-based processors offers superior packet processing capabilities through an advanced superscalar architecture with deep pipelining to enable the simultaneous processing of QoS, ACL security, voice/video packet forwarding, VPN and service awareness, all of which significantly improve the performance and richness of next-generation networks and services.
“Our long-standing collaboration with NetLogic Microsystems has enabled us to extend our leadership in high-performance routers by delivering highly competitive products that are now going into the long-anticipated NGN deployments,” said Hiroyuki Wada, president and chief executive officer of ALAXALA Networks. “NetLogic Microsystems has once again proven that it has separated itself from its competition through the superior parallel processing performance, unmatched ability to handle large IPv6 databases, small package footprint and low power consumption of its NL7000 knowledge-based processors.”
“We are excited to broaden our relationship with ALAXALA, Japan’s leading networking OEM, and to be at the forefront of an exciting period of NGN roll-outs,” said Ron Jankov, president and chief executive officer of NetLogic Microsystems. “The management team and engineers at ALAXALA continue to drive networking and communications to new levels of performance and functionality, as evidenced by the Japanese and Korean NGN specifications. By working closely with the team at ALAXALA, we have met the challenge of these advanced next- generation routers and switches which incorporate significantly higher knowledge-based processing content and performance that can support rigorous IPv6 and QoS processing at ultra low power consumption.”
NetLogic Microsystems’ NL7000 knowledge-based processors are optimized to accelerate Internet Protocol version6 (IPv6) routing, quad-play convergence of video, voice, data and mobility, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), WebTV and peer-to-peer (P2P) communications. The combination of massively parallel search capabilities, deep pipelining techniques, lowest power consumption, smallest package size and the highest speed and performance in the marketplace makes NetLogic Microsystems’ products an excellent fit for the new generation of switches and routers with advanced QoS, security and IPv6 functionality.
About NetLogic Microsystems
NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETL), a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Mountain View, California, designs, develops and markets high-performance knowledge-based processors and high-speed integrated circuits that accelerate the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia content for advanced enterprise, datacenter, communications and mobile wireless networks. NetLogic Microsystems’ products include high-performance knowledge- based processors, application-aware content processors, 10-Gigabit Ethernet interconnects and network search engines that are being deployed by Tier 1 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in leading systems such as routers, switches, wireless infrastructure equipment, network security appliances, datacenter servers, network access equipment and network storage devices. NetLogic Microsystems’ knowledge-based processors and content processors employ an advanced processor architecture and a large knowledge or signature database containing information on the network, as well as applications and content that run on the network, to make complex decisions about individual packets of information traveling through the network. NetLogic Microsystems’ products significantly enhance the performance and functionality of next-generation networks that are designed to deliver high-definition video delivery over the Internet (IPTV), media-rich content over advanced mobile wireless services, voice transmission over the Internet (VoIP) and network security applications. For more information about products offered by NetLogic Microsystems, call +1-650-961-6676 or visit the NetLogic Microsystems Web site at http://www.netlogicmicro.com.
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