Vasona and Red Hat Power Virtual MEC Solution

Through our new collaboration with Red Hat, Vasona Networks can power a virtualized MEC solution for mobile operators. We will run the Vasona SmartAIR® Edge Services Platform with a network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) built from Red Hat technologies for a virtual MEC solution that is designed to deliver:

  • better mobile quality of experience (QoE) for subscribers
  • financial savings by increasing network efficiencies
  • a path for future network innovation

How it Works

Vasona and Red Hat have created a deployment model designed to be more seamless, scalable and reliable, installing at integrated switching centers at the edge of the mobile network.

Behind the scenes, Vasona’s MEC platform runs as a virtual network function (VNF) on the  NFVi built from Red Hat’s technologies. Based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform , Red Hat Enterprise Linux , Red Hat Ceph Storage, and commonly available industry-standard hardware, the NFVI  can form a resilient platform and  high-performance, interoperable foundation for VNFs. Through co-engineering, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Enterprise Linux are designed to provide a reliable, stable, and security-focused operating platform for NFV workloads. Additionally, Red Hat Ceph Storage is designed to deliver robust, massively scalable software-defined storage for cloud environments like NFV.

“Virtualized network elements are increasingly in demand by mobile operators globally, and we selected Red Hat as a partner to help drive customer access to a high quality MEC solution,” said Rui Frazao, CTO of Vasona Networks.

Vasona also recently announced its membership in The Linux Foundation Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project. The Linux Foundation is the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and counts AT&T, Verizon and other operators and vendors as members.

Learn more about how Vasona’s SmartAIR provides real-time visibility into cell congestion and mobile user application behavior, automatically manages RAN resource contention, and alleviates congestion effects at the individual cell level. It continually assesses subscriber sessions, traffic congestion, and application and media characteristics in each cell. When congestion occurs, it dynamically and seamlessly manages bandwidth to deliver the best experiences.

Red Hat will be part of Vasona’s demo at Mobile World Congress 2018. Visit the Vasona stand, Hall 6, M40 and email today to schedule a meeting.