Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MontaVista announces support for next-generation LTE and WiMAX networks

SANTA CLARA, USA: MontaVista Software Inc., a leader in embedded Linux commercialization, announced the next release of its market leading Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) Linux with over 30 different Linux Support Packages (LSP’s) available immediately.

CGE 5.1 adds support for next generation 4G wireless networks including LTE and WiMAX, and includes full integration of the OpenSAF high availability middleware consistent with Service Availability Forum specifications.

In addition, MontaVista becomes the first commercial Linux vendor to offer virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) capabilities for secure wireless networks. CGE 5.1 remains the only carrier grade Linux to be compliant with Carrier Grade Linux, IPv6, and Linux Standard Base certifications.

MontaVista Carrier Grade Edition Linux is a commercial-grade Linux development platform for network equipment developers working with Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) or custom hardware, who require high quality, high availability and long-term support, built on open source.

MontaVista CGE 5.1 helps Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) deliver secure, innovative products at a lower cost by:

* Providing the features and protocols required for next generation wireless networks like LTE and WiMAX, freeing developers from the burden of developing and supporting these protocols themselves.
* Enabling virtual routing and forwarding within Linux, so that cost-effective, off the shelf hardware may be utilized, rather than expensive custom hardware to provide the same level of security. This enables hardware consolidation, which ultimately lowers costs for NEPs.
* Integrating open source high availability middleware solutions like OpenSAF consistent with Service Availability Forum specifications, speeding application development.

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