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Altran Helps OEMs and Service Providers Address Network Virtualization Challenges With its Cloud Based Virtual Customer Premise Equipment Solution

Redwood City, CA, MWC Barcelona 25 February 2014: Altran, a premier engineering services and software company, today announced that it is showcasing its cloud-based virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) framework from its suite of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) software solutions at Mobile World Congress 2014, in Barcelona.

Today, a CPE provides a number of network functions such as firewalls, access control, policy management, and discovering/connecting devices at home using Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) or Universal Plug n Play (UPnP). Equipment vendors can help service providers cut down the cost of a CPE and reduce their maintenance overhead by implementing select network functions in software that can run on a variety of industry-standard servers.

Altran’s cloud-based vCPE framework, which is based on Altran Intelligent Switching Solution (ISS), is a software framework that virtualizes several CPE network functions, thereby helping reduce the cost of a physical CPE.

Altran vCPE framework, which seamlessly integrates into Software Defined Networks (SDN), NFV and cloud architectures, provides a highly scalable architecture for cloud deployments. It can run on the cloud as a virtualized application or on the edge routers as a service. Equipment vendors can use Altran vCPE software to build ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) NFV standards-based vCPE solutions.

“Network functions virtualization is now a reality,” said Sridhar Raju, Assistant Vice President at Altran. “Altran vCPE framework allows equipment vendors to build solutions that help service providers reduce their CAPEX and OPEX, while quickly rolling out new monetizable services and improving the manageability of network services.”

About Altran

Altran ranks as the undisputed global leader in engineering and R&D services. The Group offers clients an unmatched value proposition to address their transformation and innovation needs. Altran works alongside its clients, from initial concept through industrialization, to invent the products and services of tomorrow. For over 30 years, the company has provided expertise in Automotive, Aeronautics, Space, Defense & Naval, Infrastructure & Transportation, Industry & Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Communications, Semiconductors & Electronics, Software & Internet, Finance and the Public Sector. Altran generated revenues of €2.9 billion in 2018, with nearly 46,000 employees in more than 30 countries. For more information, please visit www.altran.com.

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For further information please contact:

René Link
Senior Vice President and Chief Demand/Marketing Officer, Altran
(858) 337-3300
rene.link@altran.com