Tier 1 Mobile Operator Selects Silicom’s 4G/5G Next Generation Integrated Distribution Unit (DU) for Field Trials

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KFAR SAVA, Israel, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SILC), a leading provider of networking and data infrastructure solutions, today announced that a Tier 1 Mobile Operator has selected Silicom’s architecture for next-generation Distribution Units, which supports both 4G and 5G deployments, for use in field trials planned to take place during the next several months.
The architecture selected is based on Silicom’s Edge Units designed originally for use in SD-WAN/NFV applications. Since the original design was modular, Silicom was able to customize the solution quickly for use in the mobile network DU and to rapidly integrate Silicom’s 4G/5G Smart Cards into it.
The cards integrated into the solution include Silicom’s vRAN (Virtual Radio Access Network) Dedicated Accelerator card, which was developed in cooperation with Intel around Intel’s recently announced ACC100 eASIC, and Silicom’s Time Synchronization card, which is currently in the late stages of development. Before the field trials begin, the full Silicom solution will be integrated with a top-tier 4G/5G software solution in a process directed by one of the world’s leading 4G/5G software vendors.
“We are excited to be selected by such an important Tier 1 operator, a leading player in the booming 4G/5G …

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