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Broadband Forum | July 14, 2022
Operators can now reduce the time and cost associated with onboarding new Optical Network Unit (ONU) vendors, roll-out services faster, and more easily migrate and evolve their networks by applying new innovations and flexibility thanks to the publication of two new documents from the Broadband Forum today.
Broadband Forum’s TR-451 ‘vOMCI Specification’ and MR-451 ‘ONU Management using Virtualized OMCI’ have armed operators with more choice in how they create, activate, and maintain services associated with ONUs. Previously, the management cycle of the ONU was tied to a specific vendor’s Optical Line Terminal (OLT). The latest specification enables operators to de-couple the ONU and OLT from control and management purposes, with the Virtualized ONU Management (vOMCI) being introduced as a solution to centralize operations without relying on each OLT to act as a management entity.
This means operators’ OLT vendors no longer needed to be intimately involved in the roll-out of the management services and features provided by the ONU. TR-451 also increases the number of potential ONU vendors, allowing operators to better negotiate the best prices for ONUs. The specification enables easier interoperability testing and on-boarding of ONUs within an operator’s ecosystem and cloud-based network. It supports various deployment models where virtualized functions can be deployed to the cloud or within existing management system solutions.
“The latest specification can be used in the evolution of the management of ONUs, not as a replacement for the management processes and data models already in use by operators but to future-proof their infrastructure while maintaining their investment in existing ONU devices,” said Bruno Cornaglia, Co-Director of the SDN/NFV Work Area at Broadband Forum. “Ultimately, ONU management will be more adaptive to changes in operators’ processes and services, as well as less costly to maintain.”
About the Broadband Forum
Broadband Forum is the communications industry’s leading open standards development organization focused on accelerating broadband innovation, standards, and ecosystem development. Our members’ passion – delivering on the promise of broadband by enabling smarter and faster broadband networks and a thriving broadband ecosystem.
Broadband Forum is an open, non-profit industry organization composed of the industry’s leading broadband operators, vendors, thought leaders who are shaping the future of broadband, and observers who closely track our progress. Its work to date has been the foundation for broadband’s global proliferation and innovation. For example, the Forum’s flagship TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol has nearly 1 billion installations worldwide.
Broadband Forum’s projects span across 5G, Connected Home, Cloud, and Access. Its working groups collaborate to define best practices for global networks, enable new revenue-generating service and content delivery, establish technology migration strategies, and engineer critical device, service & development management tools in the home and business IP networking infrastructure. We develop multi-service broadband packet networking specifications addressing architecture, device and service management, software data models, interoperability and certification in the broadband market.
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Lanner Electronics, Inc | July 15, 2022
Lanner Electronics, a leading uCPE Whitebox Solutions™ provider, today announced that the company has established a partnership with 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company, to provide a full range of whitebox uCPE solutions pre-validated with 6WIND's Virtual Service Router (VSR) solutions, offering scalable virtualized routing and security at the edge.
Integrating Lanner's uCPE appliance with 6WIND's Virtual Service Router (VSR) software provides network service providers a routing and security solution with a superior deployment flexibility, carrier-grade performance, and high availability for enabling quick deployment and operationalization of a powerful IPsec VPN feature in both cloud and hybrid environments.
Lanner delivers the broadest range of pre-validated whitebox CPE appliances that enable different Virtualized Network Functions (VPN, routing, firewall, or CGNAT).
Since 2018, Lanner uCPE Platforms have been deployed in distributed enterprises, branches, and retails more than 200,000 devices. Deployed in diversified environments, these x86 based network appliances are highly customizable to meet customer demands, such as CPU core count, memory, storage, acceleration homologation, LAN configurations, and RF connectivity.
6WIND's VSR product family offers to Service Providers and enterprises a high performance and scalable software network solutions that deploy on bare metal (PNF), virtualized (VNF) or containerized (CNF) in private and public clouds. It delivers high performance IPv4/v6 Forwarding, Static and Dynamic Routing, Policy based Routing, NAT, Firewall, IPSec VPNs, Quality of Service, High Availability and more. Management options include a CLI and NETCONF/YANG-based APIs for a seamless integration with third-party network management solutions.
About Lanner Electronics
Lanner Electronics Inc (TAIEX 6245) is a world-leading provider of design, engineering, and manufacturing services for SDN and NFV network computing appliances for system integrators, service providers, and application developers.
6WIND is a leading high-performance networking software company and the worldwide market leader for Virtual Service Router (VSR) solutions. 6WIND software is deployed globally by Service Providers, System Integrators, Cloud Providers, Enterprises and Tier-1 OEMs, allowing customers to replace expensive hardware with software and virtualization for routing and security use cases.
6WIND has a global presence with Headquarters based in Paris - France, Santa Clara, CA - USA and Singapore.
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Devolutions | July 04, 2022
Devolutions, a software company, announced today that its flagship product Remote Desktop Manager (RDM) has been recognized by G2 with the following badges: Leader, High Performer, and Leader Europe. These accomplishments are highlighted in G2's Summer Report, which is based on evaluations supplied by verified people having direct, hands-on experience with a specific product. Products were evaluated for inclusion in the Summer Report based on the following criteria: ease of conducting business, quality of assistance, and probability of recommending the product.
G2, the world's largest and most recognized software marketplace, delivers information to over 60 million business professionals each year to help them make wiser software selections based on real peer evaluations. Products that receive G2's Leader, High Performer, and Leader Europe badges have received extremely high evaluations from G2 users as well as significant Satisfaction and Market Presence scores.
RDM from Devolutions allows for the consolidation of all remote connections on a single platform that can be safely shared between users and throughout the whole team. This solution enables IT departments to drive organizational security, speed, and productivity while decreasing inefficiencies, expense, and risk. Remote Desktop Manager now has a 4.7-star rating from G2 users, with 84 percent giving it a 5-star rating.
Sara Rossio, chief product officer at G2 Commented, “Rankings on G2 reports are based on data provided to us by real software buyers. Potential buyers know they can trust these insights when researching and selecting software because they’re rooted in vetted, verified and authentic reviews.”
“Since day one at Devolutions, we have always put customers at the center of everything that we do. We are grateful and energized to see that this commitment is helping millions of IT pros around the world use Remote Desktop Manager, as well as our other solutions, to improve security, productivity, operational simplicity, communications, governance, and compliance,”
David Hervieux, CEO of Devolutions