Nine Major Global Network Equipment Providers Adopt MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition as Development Platform

MontaVista Software announced that nine major global Tier 1 Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) are actively using MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition as a preferred development platform for advanced communication products. These firms are some of the world's largest network equipment providers and include Alcatel, Agilent UK, Ericsson, NEC, Nokia, and Samsung. MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) is an industry standard COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) carrier-grade Linux product that provides specific functionality for telecommunications and data communications with requirements for high availability, fault management and real-time performance. The availability of an open source carrier-class Linux platform that addresses the requirements of the telecommunications industry is a major step that will drive innovation in the sector.