May 15, 2018 – Faribault, MN
PREMIER, a provider of Carrier-grade products and services, is partnering with Intel with the intent of launching an Intel® Select Solution for uCPE (”Universal Customer Premises Equipment”). This unique and complementary collaboration leverages our overall partner ecosystem to supply a simplified and tailored solution benchmarked for our customers’ workloads. The Pi-CON solution, once verified as an Intel Select Solution for uCPE, will deliver optimal performance as a key component to the enterprises’ pivot in technology.
uCPE enables network operators (Communications Service Providers & Multiple System Operators) to bring virtualized and non-virtualized (bare metal) network services to servicing both the Residential and Enterprise Markets. The proliferation of SD-WAN, security, and routing software solutions on the market must be stitched together with an optimized hardware platform tuned to work with each unique service chain.
Bob Mahr, PREMIER spokesperson explains, “PREMIER is focused on being a trusted partner for our customers in providing a single brand that can deliver a complement of network solutions. PREMIER will incorporate uCPE into the current offering and continue to deliver quality, reliability and performance. We also bring existing scale to support our Tier 2, and Tier 3 Carriers through our existing marketplace presence, our customer reach, and our ability to deliver Carrier Grade solutions to the broader service provider market is unmatched.”
“uCPE platforms enable network operators to streamline services and reduce costs for their residential and enterprise customers by replacing multiple fixed-function network appliances with a single device,” said Dan Rodriquez, vice president and general manager of the Communications Infrastructure Division in Intel's Data Center Group. “With its upcoming Intel® Select Solution for uCPE, PREMIER will offer network operators a pre-verified uCPE solution, accelerating their path for delivering uCPE-based services to their end-customers.”
In addition, PREMIER will perform the integration, distribution, enhancement, validation, and support of the total solution. PREMIER will be working closely with Intel and our partners to offer a full lifecycle management program.
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PREMIER, is a global provider of Carrier-grade products and strategic sourcing company. A wholly owned subsidiary of KGPCo, formed in 1983, based on a methodology to provide critical supply items at a more competitive cost yet maintain the quality and dependability carriers demand to meet their 99.999 reliability standards. The PREMIER advantage starts with broad and established partnerships with manufacturers worldwide as well as vast product development capabilities to manufacturer product according to specifications, supporting innovative technologies for the future.
KGPCo is the leading provider of complete, customized, and scalable supply chain and network transformation solutions for the communications industry, whose vision is to be the go-to partner that enables customers to build, optimize and transform their networks. KGPCo is the only large-scale organization that combines a comprehensive suite of technical strategy and implementation services with a national logistics network and portfolio of technology partnerships. With the addition of the KGPCo Solution Innovation Center to evaluate, design, and engineer cloud and virtualization solutions developed and operationalized in a live network environment, KGPCo is focused on being a trusted partner for customers and providing a single brand that can deliver a complement of network solutions.