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Kaloom’s Cloud Edge Fabric Supports Network Slicing, 5G Apps

February 15, 2019 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Kaloom says its new edge data center networking fabric, called Cloud Edge Fabric, is fully automated and supports network slicing along with embedded 5G user plane functions.The product is already in trials with “two major wireless operators,” said Thomas Eklund, Kaloom’s vice president of marketing and strategy. It will enter production with operators and enterprises later this year, he added.User plane function (UPF) is a fundamental component of a 3GPP 5G core infrastructure system architecture. Kaloom says its UPF helps carriers to offload and scale packet core applications at the network edge. UPF is provided on the programmable Cloud Edge Fabric (CEF) platform and runs standard P4 programming language to allow customers to add new functionality. This enables them to differentiate their products to address changing demands, and to introduce third-party services.