May 13, 2021

Strategic New Design Win for Silicom: Telefonica Tech Selects Silicom’s SD-WAN Smart Platform for its Open SD-WAN for SMEs



KFAR SAVA, Israel – May 13, 2021, – Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SILC), a leading provider of networking and data infrastructure solutions, today announced that Telefónica Tech (Telefónica’s holding for digital businesses) has selected Silicom’s flagship SD-Branch Smart Platform as one of its global SD-WAN solutions for the SME segment.

Telefónica Tech has defined an in-house SD-Branch solution from the bottom up to enable small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to leverage the decoupled network concept, an approach that will help them maximize the connectivity, agility and flexibility of their cloud-based applications while reducing provisioning, upgrade and service delivery costs. Telefónica Tech expects deployments of this SD-Branch service to begin ramping up in 2022.

Telefónica Tech valued Silicom’s SD-Branch Smart Platform differentiated feature set, including its support for 5G modules and 4X2.5G LAN ports in a slick and modern design, together with its good Performance-to-Price ratio. Additional important considerations were the flawless integration of Silicom’s hardware with Telefónica Tech’s SD-Branch software platform, and the seamless collaboration between Silicom, Telefónica Tech and other vendors involved in the project.

“We are super excited that Telefónica, one of the world’s largest telcos, has chosen our solution, confirming the value of its unique combination of superior features for the disaggregated network environment,” commented Shaike Orbach, Silicom’s CEO. “As more and more business applications move to the Cloud, businesses recognize the power of SD-Branch to give them the connectivity they need: connectivity that is more robust, flexible, and cost-effective than before. This transition is expected to drive multi-year growth for SD-Branch service providers like Telefónica Tech, and therefore represents multi-year potential for Silicom. We look forward to continued collaboration with Telefónica Tech on this and additional projects, and to continue deepening our positioning as one of their go-to sources for advanced solutions that enable their disaggregated and decoupled strategy.”

“We envision this collaboration with Silicom as a strategic partnership for our company. Our goal is to harness the flexibility and control that Silicom’s platform give us and start introducing different services from Telefónica Tech’s ecosystem. Open SD-Branch and Security is just the beginning,” said Juan Campillo Alonso, Head of SASE, Cloud Networking & Communications at Telefónica Tech.




About Silicom
Silicom Ltd. is an industry-leading provider of high-performance networking and data infrastructure solutions. Designed primarily to improve performance and efficiency in Cloud and Data Center environments, Silicom’s solutions increase throughput, decrease latency and boost the performance of servers and networking appliances, the infrastructure backbone that enables advanced Cloud architectures and leading technologies like NFV, SD-WAN and Cyber Security. Our innovative solutions for high-density networking, high-speed fabric switching, offloading and acceleration, which utilize a range of cutting-edge silicon technologies as well as FPGA-based solutions, are ideal for scaling-up and scaling-out cloud infrastructures.

Silicom products are used by major Cloud players, service providers, telcos and OEMs as components of their infrastructure offerings, including both add-on adapters in the Data Center and stand-alone virtualized/universal CPE devices at the edge.

Silicom’s long-term, trusted relationships with more than 200 customers throughout the world, its more than 400 active Design Wins and more than 300 product SKUs have made Silicom a “go-to” connectivity/performance partner of choice for technology leaders around the globe.
For more information, please visit: www.silicom.co.il

About Telefónica Tech
Telefónica Tech is a key holding of the Telefónica Group. The company offers a wide range of integrated technology services and solutions in Cyber Security, Cloud, IoT, Big Data and Blockchain. For more information, please visit: https://tech.telefonica.com/


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