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BATM enters into partnership with FatPipe Networks

The new joint offering combines BATM subsidiary Telco's NFVTime uCPE and FatPipe's SD-WAN solution to offer telecom operators and managed service providers a plug-and-play framework to accelerate SD-WAN deployments.

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This represents the first solution to be delivered under BATM's previously-announced joint development agreement with Arm

Networking technologies group BATM Advanced Communications Limited (LON:BVC) has hooked up with FatPipe Networks.

FatPipe, a provider of software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WAN) and hybrid WANs, will work with BATM to provide a hardware/software-agnostic solution offering real-time SD-WAN virtual network function (VNF) services.

BATM said that as a result of this (non-exclusive) partnership with BATM subsidiary Telco Systems, FatPipe is now the only SD-WAN provider that can operate on both Arm and Intel (x86) architectures. This represents the first solution to be delivered under BATM’s previously-announced joint development agreement with chip-designer Arm.

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"We are delighted to have achieved this first milestone under our joint development agreement with Arm to offer a full ecosystem of VNF services that are optimised to run on Arm's architecture and to be used by Arm partners,” said Dr Zvi Marom, the chief executive officer of BATM.

"FatPipe is a leading provider of SD-WAN, which is vital to today's enterprises, and we are very pleased that they have chosen to partner with us. This joint offering will enable operators to easily and rapidly launch SD-WAN services over Intel and Arm architectures, being optimised for Arm, as well as any additional VNF services. We look forward to working together to deliver this market-leading solution and to continuing to expand our partners for the provision of further VNF services,” he added.

Software-defined networking is a new solution for a perennial requirement

Software-defined networking, both for local and wide-area networks, is the latest solution that the various service providers and telecom operators are deploying, BATM explained.

SD-WAN allows companies to build higher-performance WANs using lower-cost and commercially-available Internet access, enabling them to partially or wholly replace more expensive private WAN connection technologies such as multi-protocol label switching (MPLS). It also enables the deployment of many more applications to cater to the ever-growing number of new applications being used by the consumers.

"Although non-exclusive, we see this agreement as one providing evidence of the building momentum in the development of BATM’s Networks & Cyber division, welcome news then,2 said Shore Capital, BATM's house broker. 

In early trading, BATM shares were 0.3% higher at 34.4p.

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