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Altran Partners with Lanner to create SD-WAN uCPE solution

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – February 26, 2019 – Altran, a global design and engineering company, today announced a partnership with Lanner Electronics Inc., the leading global supplier of Whitebox SolutionsTM network communication platforms, to enable SD-WAN functionality on universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) platforms for small, medium and large enterprises.

Through this partnership, Altran’s SD-WAN uCPE operating system (OS) with Orchestrator will run on Lanner’s LUNA (Lanner Universal Network Appliance) series of Intel x86 Network Appliance platforms. The platform supports Altran’s SD-WAN virtual network function (VNF), which is built on Altran’s virtual router (vRouter) and the virtual firewall. The uCPE OS is cloud-native, and supports containerized, low-resource footprint workloads for cost effective uCPE deployments.

According to IHS Markit, the uCPE market will grow to $1.16 billion by 2021, a CAGR of 76.4 percent. uCPE is especially attractive to enterprises that increasingly recognize the challenges posed by conventional WAN infrastructure – network complexity, lack of agility and skyrocketing costs. By contrast, uCPE supports software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) for rapid service adoption and delivery, giving enterprises competitive, feature-rich and flexible WAN access that integrates multiple device functionality in one solution.

“As enterprises continue the road to digital transformation, they increasingly are incorporating uCPE as a key component of that journey,” said N. Mohan Rangan, Chief Engineering Officer at Altran. “Altran’s partnership with Lanner creates a next-generation framework that enables enterprises to increase capacity and improve resiliency by offloading hardware and supporting stackable systems, ultimately reducing costs by as much as 80 percent over traditional solutions.”

The joint solution also drives a faster time to market for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

“We are thrilled to add Altran to our partner network,” said Jeans Tsang, VP Telcom BU with Lanner. “Enterprises increasingly are turning to SD-WAN to reduce network complexity, improve security and agility, while also enhancing application performance and decreasing bandwidth costs. Adding Altran’s software to the Lanner hardware platform creates an outstanding Whitebox Solution™ for enterprises to utilize as SD-WAN adoption increases across all global geographies.”

About Altran

Altran is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers for what comes next in North America and beyond. We lead our clients into the future by solving their most complex engineering services needs and mission critical software framework solutions. For decades, we have helped companies connect new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value to market faster in focused industries to help transform products, brands, companies, and start-ups. Based in San Francisco, frog, the global leader in innovation and product design, is also part of Altran.

About Lanner

Lanner Electronics Inc. (TAIEX 6245) is a world-leading hardware provider in the design, engineering, and manufacturing services for advanced network appliances and rugged industrial computers. With 30 years of experience, Lanner provides reliable and cost-effective computing platforms with high quality and performance. Today, Lanner has large and dynamic manpower of over 800 well-experienced employees worldwide with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and subsidiaries in the US, Canada and China.

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