New Communications Infrastructure Platform to Address Challenges for Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Launched

The platform, previously code named “Crystal Forest,” will benefit service providers and enable TEMs to develop faster, more energy-efficient equipment capable of supporting higher network traffic.

To operate effectively, service providers now have to ensure a wide number of computing systems work efficiently across an entire network. This complicated process hinders service providers who need to deploy services quickly, whilst reducing infrastructure support costs.

Many service providers are also being forced to make substantial infrastructure investments to keep up with market demand. This is creating a requirement for networking and telecom equipment that provides greater agility, security and better economics. To gain greater efficiencies, service providers need to consider a transition from hardware-focused equipment platforms to a single, software-focused architecture.

Intel’s new communications platform is designed expressly for infrastructure applications and complementary cryptographic and data compression workloads. The new platform is based on the Intel(R) Sandy Bridge microarchitecture and includes Intel(R) QuickAssist Technology.

Service provider benefits include:

TEM benefits include: