BATM Advanced Communications Limited (LON:BVC) said its subsidiary, Telco Systems, has worked with computer chip maker Arm to complete a proof of concept for a uCPE, which includes the company’s NFVTime operating system, that has been tested by Vodafone Group PLC (LON:VOD).
The networking systems and medical laboratory systems group said the uCPE was tested by Vodafone’s labs in the UK for small and medium businesses and enterprise use cases and has “performed successfully” in the deployment and management of virtual network functions and handling high traffic requirements.
BATM said the solution enables network operators to benefit from a high-performing network with lower energy consumption, operating costs and emissions, adding that Telco will continue to work with Arm and Vodafone as they prepare for the next step of the process.
The company added that the solution also enables network carriers to deploy their own virtualised networks, which can be a key element in leveraging the benefits of 5G.
"We are delighted with the successful outcome of this proof-of-concept under our strategic agreement with Arm. Our NFV ecosystem is designed to support high traffic, which is an absolute must in the implementation of business connectivity and 5G technologies and running applications such as those to enable the Internet of Things”, BATM chief executive Zvi Marom said in a statement.
“Also, there has been a notable increase in data consumption since the [coronavirus] outbreak and, as we all get used to new ways of working and keeping in touch with each other, we believe that better and more sophisticated mobile-based applications are needed more than ever to facilitate this new norm. Our congratulations to Arm, Vodafone and the Telco Systems teams on completing the proof-of-concept despite all the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. We look forward to reporting progress with this project as well as the other proof-of-concepts taking place currently", he added.
Shares in BATM jumped 6.1% to 121p in early deals on Wednesday.