About Exaware

  • About Exaware

Global Provider of Carrier Grade Disaggregated IP/MPLS Router Solutions for CSPs

Exaware is a global provider of open and disaggregated IP/MPLS networking solutions for Communications Service Providers (CSP) in several categories, including:

Tier 2/3 carriers

Data center



Internet Service Providers (ISP)


Managed Service Providers (MSP)


Wireless ISPs

Data center

Colocation data centers

Supported Applications from Exaware

Exaware’s carrier class Network Operating System, ExaNOS, supports most any access, aggregation, edge, or network peering application in a common software image.

By deploying ExaNOS on standard, Broadcom DNX-based white box hardware, CSPs save up to 50% compared to traditional IP/MPLS solutions.

Exaware company profile

Company Profile


May 2023

Advantages of Disaggregated Routing Solutions

Exaware’s disaggregated IP and MPLS routing solutions make it easy to incrementally expand the network, differentiate services, and improve quality of experience (QoE) while reducing cost and minimizing impact on network operations.

Exaware is an active member of the open networking Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) consortium. Exaware’s software ExaNOS uses industry standard protocols, is network compatible with legacy router products, and runs on off-the-shelf, field proven, white box hardware.

The unique architecture of ExaNOS provides resilience, seamless feature growth, and support for onboarding third-party applications. Exaware enables Service Providers to innovate and build the smart networks of tomorrow.

Our Team


Exaware was founded by people who pioneered the technology behind core routers, which power the internet. We have extensive service provider DNA, data center experience, and the passion to build a new generation of open networking products.

Ronen Hovav


Ronen joined Exaware in 2022 as CEO. With over 20 years of senior managerial experience, he has held a variety of C-level executive positions in the hi-tech industry worldwide, including VP Global Sales at RADWIN, CBO at Exaware, VP Global Sales at RADCOM and Co-CEO at QualiTest USA (QualiTest was acquired by Bridgepoint for $420M). Ronen holds a Computer Science degree from Robert Half College.

David Zelig

CTO, Founder

With more than 20 years of experience in the computer and data communication fields, David joined Exaware in May 2012 and has been CTO since 2016. Previously, he was a senior system architect at Orckit-Corrigent developing DSL and Metro systems massively deployed in Japan. David also served as product manager at Oversi Networks and later at PMC-Sierra. He has an MBA from Tel-Aviv University and an MSc in communication theory from the Technion, Haifa. David has more than 20 patents in various fields in systems and communication.

Jonathan Maidenberg


With more than 20 years of experience leading development and delivery of hardware and software products, Jonathan joined Exaware in 2016 and leads the R&D team. Previously, Jonathan served as Chief Architect and development team lead at Corning, Intel, Alvarion Technologies and Marvell in the switching business unit leading the development of switching/routing stack for its network processors. He has a BSc in Electronics, Electrical and Computers Engineering from Tel-Aviv University.

Tamar Hurvitz


Tamar joined Exaware in 2016 and is responsible for HR planning, recruitment, retention, organizational development, training, and internal communications. Having more than 20 years of HR experience, both as an internal HR manager and as an external consultant, she brings experience in talent and leadership development, business coaching and in facilitating organizational management workshops. Prior to Exaware, she served as the Director of Human Resources of Top Image Systems, and as HR manager in Motorola Israel. Tamar received an MA in Organizational Consulting and Labour Studies from Tel Aviv University.

Tseela Lidor


Tseela joined the company in 2012, and she has been Exaware’s CFO since 2022. Previously to joining Exaware, Tseela served as Director of Finance at Radvision Ltd, a global public company, which traded on NASDAQ for 5 years. Prior to Radvision, she served as Manager in a Hi-Tech and Industrial audit team at Ernst & Young. Additionally, Tseela is a Certified Public Accountant (Israel) and holds a BA in Business Management and Accounting.

Exaware's History

The company was originally founded in 2008 as “Compass Networks” and developed a traditional set of IP/MPLS switching and routing solutions, which have been certified and deployed in Tier 1 service provider networks.

In 2016, the company launched its disaggregated networking business, was renamed Exaware, and began to focus engineering and software development in the rapidly emerging market shift to Broadcom DNX-based white box carrier networking solutions. 

Today, Exaware is a global provider of carrier grade, disaggregated IP/MPLS networking solutions. Exaware is headquartered in Silicon Wadi, the Silicon Valley of Israel with satellite offices throughout the globe.


Exaware is an active member of the open networking Telecom Infra Project (TIP) consortium.


Information from Exaware

Open network operating system

What Are Open Network Operating Systems?

Disaggregated networking first became prevalent in large data centers. Hugely scalable chipsets in white box hardware enabled open networking and the separation of hardware and software in telecom networks. Cloud-based gaming, augmented reality, virtual reality, and the IoT are accelerating the adoption of disaggregated networking solutions.

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