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SIAE MICROELETTRONICA and Altran Showcasing “New IP” over SM-OS Based Microwave Radio Portfolio

SIAE MICROELETTRONICA and Altran Showcasing “New IP” over SM-OS Based Microwave Radio Portfolio.

Enabling L3VPN services over SM-OS based microwave radio under the Software-Defined Network (SDN) work-frame.

Barcelona/Mobile World Congress - February 23, 2016 - SIAE MICROELETTRONICA takes a step forward in Software Defined Network showcasing a “new IP” network over its existing SM-OS based microwave portfolio at the Mobile World Congress 2016.

In April 2014 SIAE MICROELETTRONICA launched the SM-OS, a Future-Proof Network Operating System powered by Altran's ISS, operating transversally in all its next-generation products. At its launch SM-OS based products fulfilled all Carrier Ethernet requirements, now largely field-proven. In 2015 demonstrated native support of IP/MPLS, evolving from an L2 to an L3 microwave. Now the SM-OS implements native OpenFlow protocols enabling SDN operations.

In this implementation of the new IP, the “Altran instant VPN” application runs over open daylight (an open-source SDN controller) establishing an L3VPN service over AGS20 microwave radio network elements performing packet forwarding over MPLS tunnels. This is the same hardware deployed in today’s L2 Carrier Ethernet mobile backhauling networks. The application also supports BGP peering toward a traditional IP/MPLS network for seamless operations.

“This implementation of new IP is a demonstration of how L3VPN can be implemented over cost-effective transmission platforms while satisfying the need of not adding additional equipment in the backhaul network,” Says Paolo Galbiati, head of product line management, SIAE MICROELETTRONICA. “Following our participation in completing the ONF Industry’s First Wireless Transport SDN Proof of Concept, now we are pioneering the new IP over microwave radio, pushing the boundaries of transport SDN implementations”

“SDN/NFV will drive the way in which new network infrastructures will be built. Altran SDN/NFV application framework provides L3VPN implemented through an Open Design, Open APIs, Open Source approach which is fast becoming an integral part of the new networking paradigm” says Rakesh Vij, Chief Business Officer, Altran. “Showcasing the Instant VPN application along with SIAE MICROELETTRONICA SM-OS proves how SDN can help to realize cost-effective and flexible microwave backhaul transport network.”


SIAE MICROELETTRONICA, founded in 1952, is a leader in wireless communication technology. In 2014 the group has founded SM OPTICS, driving innovation in fiber-based communication.

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