Broadcom Announces Industry's First Fully Integrated Chip for Virtual Customer Premise Equipment

Extends Portfolio Breadth for Carriers and Enables New Service Offerings

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 26, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the industry's first fully integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) for the virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) market. Broadcom's latest SoC is designed to provide carriers with flexibility to add new services in a dynamic, multi-vendor environment. Broadcom will showcase its innovations for the mobile and carrier ecosystem at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, March 2-5. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.

Today's legacy business-access solutions are hard-wired and lack fault management and standard operations, administration and management (OAM), thereby impacting the agility to rapidly provision new services.  Broadcom's new SoC gives operators the ability to decouple services from the physical hardware and run them on standard compute infrastructure, thus facilitating faster time-to-market and enabling customers to customize their equipment based on evolving requirements.

"One of the greatest challenges facing service providers is how to offer new services to their business customers rapidly and more cost effectively," said Ed Redmond, Broadcom Vice President, Compute and Connectivity Group. "By decoupling service delivery and activation from the physical infrastructure, Broadcom's integrated and programmable device enables carriers to turn-up services as virtual network functions (VNFs) without the need for manual provisioning and expensive truck rolls."

"China Mobile is an innovator and strong supporter of the expansion of packet-based transport networking (PTN) for converged access," said Dr. Li Han, Vice Director of China Mobile Research Institute's Network Technology Department. "Through our Super-PTN deployment, we are introducing PTN for enterprise access with open Software-Defined Networking interfaces.  We welcome the introduction of Broadcom's BCM88312 vCPE chip to target the need for cost-effective and open standards solutions for new market expansions."

The Broadcom BCM88312 is an integrated and programmable device that can be seamlessly connected to the operator's network to deliver vCPE services.  The BCM88312 can be managed over OpenFlow, based on Broadcom's OpenFlow-Data Plane Abstraction (OF-DPA) layer framework, thereby extending OF-DPA from the infrastructure core all the way to the business CPE access.

According to a recent Infonetics report— 'SDN and NFV Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey' — vCPE was ranked as the number one use-case for operators looking at virtualizing networks. "With 52 percent of service providers investing in the implementation of vCPE in 2014/2015, vCPE is also the number one revenue generating business use-case," said Michael Howard, Infonetics/IHS Principal Analyst. "Broadcom's fully integrated device is the first SoC on the market to integrate the necessary vCPE functions on a single device, managed with OpenFlow, and supporting a carrier-class application."

Key Features  

  • Scalable, Integrated and Programmable
  • Integrated Dual Cortex A9 cores @ 1.2GHZ
  • Integrated 8-port GE Switch, Serdes, and copper PHYs
  • Programmable Processor Forwarding Engine
  • Support for 1588v2 / SyncE
  • Low-power at 3.5W typical


The Broadcom BCM88312 is sampling with production-ready carrier-class reference code, including support for:

  • MEF-Compliant E-Line Service, based on MPLS/MPLS-TP Forwarding
  • ETY OAM (802.3ah), Ethernet OAM (Y1731), BHH / MPLS-TP Fast OAM(G.8113.1)
  • G.8131 MPLS Linear Protection 

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About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With one of the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by connecting everything®. For more information, go to

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