vAccess - Service Delivery and VNF Assurance
Part of RAD’s vCPE Toolbox, vAccess is a unique virtualized network function (VNF). It upgrades any white box operating system to carrier-grade by adding missing network interfaces (data-plane functionalities) and VNF assurance capabilities. It also provides control and management for RAD’s plugware.
Allows operators to offer new vCPE services over any access
White boxes are general-purpose, low-cost and easy to commoditize, but lack many functions and connectivity options that cannot always be virtualized. RAD’s vAccess bridges these gaps by supplementing universal CPEs (uCPEs) with universal access, enhanced performance monitoring, and diagnostics, and legacy service support – on a “buy-as-you-need” basis.
- Adds data-plane functionalities
- Controls and manages RAD pluggable devices
- Introduces Service Assurance capabilities