SAN JOSE, Calif., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MontaVista® Software, Inc., the leader in embedded Linux ® commercialization, today announced Carrier Grade Edition® (CGE) support for the Carrier Grade Linux 5.0 profile for ARM architecture. This milestone marks the first CGL registered product to support the ARM architecture. The tidal wave of smart phone and tablet usage has created a situation where mobile broadband demand is outpacing infrastructure capability. Carriers are racing to expand capacity while reducing the power required to run the mobile broadband telecommunications infrastructure. For almost a decade, Telecom OEM and carriers have defined their Linux requirements using the Carrier Grade Linux specification. MontaVista has bridgecd the gap between next generation silicon on ARM and Telecom Linux requirements. "To support ARM-based SoC designs for carrier and cloud equipment, we recognize the importance of carrier grade software platforms to be in lock step with those silicon implementations, as this will accelerate time-to-deployment for highly reliable, available and secure next-generation equipment," said Bob Monkman, manager, Enterprise Networking Segment for ARM. "MontaVista pioneered the Carrier Grade Linux movement, and it continues to be a leading innovator for this software platform that remains the crucial benchmark for network equipment and data centers alike. This milestone is another proof point that the necessary software ecosystem is in place for ARM-based systems to deploy into the global communications network." MontaVista's Carrier Grade Edition is designed for high reliability infrastructure markets. CGE is the standard foundation of a Linux based platform, certified to meet performance requirements, high availability, serviceability, hardening, and real-time response. The CGE multi-architecture platform allows customers to cross compile across all major architectures knowing they have met all CGL, LSB, and IPv6 requirements. Only MontaVista provides a Carrier Grade Linux cross-architecture platform that allows telecom & network equipment manufacturers to cross compile from other architectures to ARM for their next-generation devices.