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Cavium collaborates with ONOS project to launch M-CORD Solution POC at Mobile World Congress 2016

ONOS Service Provider Partners include China Unicomm SK Telecom, Verizon and others

SAN JOSE, CA, BARCELONA, SPAIN Feb 22, 2016 – Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking today announced a collaboration with ON.Lab  for a Proof of Concept (POC) for the Mobility Data Center (M-CORD) using Cavium’s ThunderX COTS servers and OCTEON Fusion-M baseband processors at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Building on the success of the original CORD project the MCORD expands the scope of the POC to include specific uses cases of SDN and NFV for mobility wireless applications. The ability to seamlessly integrate new technologies such as Cloud RAN (C-RAN), Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and virtualize core functions such as the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) provide an innovative and scalable solution for many of the issues faced by carriers as they expand existing networks and look to the needs of the future.

"To meet the mobile operators’ requirements and take advantages of the mobile edge environment a well-defined and cost-efficient platform is essential,” said Mingeun Yoon, Architect at SK Telecom. “Cavium’s virtualized RAN solution in combination with MCORD architecture showcases a feasible mobile edge service model."

Guru Parulkar, Executive Director and Board Member at ON.Lab/ONOS project said, “We look forward to Cavium’s contributions to the community. We are delighted that Cavium shares our goals and is contributing to the initiatives of the consortium based on the Cavium processor architecture.”

“We are excited  to collaborate with ON.Lab for a 3GPP compliant disaggregated, and virtualized mobile infrastructure using our ThunderX workload optimized servers and our OCTEON Fusion-M Baseband Processors” said Raj Singh, General Manager of the Wireless Broadband Group at Cavium. “The M-CORD collaboration allows us to demonstrate the benefits of SDN and NFV in mobile infrastructure, and several agile service deployment scenarios of mobile edge computing.”

"SDN and NFV in conjunction with Centralized/Cloud-RAN and MEC are essential to next generation networks," said Monica Paolini Founder and President of Senza Fili a leading analyst and consulting firm on wireless data technologies. "Cavium is leading the way with advances in silicon and process technology to allow scalable software solutions to previously rigid fixed function network solutions."

About ONOS project
ONOS is the open source SDN networking operating system for Service Provider networks architected for high performance, scale and availability. ONOS' ecosystem comprises of ON.Lab and organizations that are funding and contributing to the ONOS initiative. These include AT&T, NTT Communications, SK Telecom, China Unicom, Verizon, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel and NEC; members who are collaborating and contributing to ONOS include ONF, Infoblox, SRI, Internet2, Happiest Minds, KISTI, KAIST, Kreonet, NAIM, CNIT, Black Duck, Create-Net, Criterion Networks and the broader ONOS community. Learn how you can get involved with ONOS at

About ON.Lab
Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) is a non-profit organization founded by SDN inventors and leaders from Stanford University and UC Berkeley to foster an open source community for developing tools and platforms to realize the full potential of SDN. ON.Lab brings innovative ideas from leading edge research and delivers high quality open source platforms on which members of its ecosystem and the industry can build real products and solutions. For further information on ON.Lab, visit

About Cavium, Inc.
Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM) is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in enterprise, data center, cloud and wired and wireless service provider applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium’s processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal office is in San Jose, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit:

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