Canon Solutions America Combines Network Security, VPN, VoIP, and ISP Failover in One Easy-to-Manage Solution

Canon Solutions America | July 29, 2020

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced it is offering NetGuardianSMB, a simple and affordable all-in-one solution that can help small and medium-sized businesses ease the challenge of securing their network and managing their communications. Every business needs a simple path forward to help guard sensitive business information and enable secure communications.

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As the information technology deeply changes our daily life, digital reshaping will penetrate into all industries. The communication industry has undergone several leaps and reforms during the past decades. From dial-up Internet access to FTTH and from GSM/TD-SCDMA/Wimax to LTE, information pipes have undergone radical changes, and the IT cloudification technology is reshaping CT and OT industries. The architecture of both the wireless network and wired network has been evolving into C/U separation and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) to cope with all challenges brought by industrial digital transformation and industrial structure upgrade. In the predictable future, the integration at the infrastructure layer is imperative.

Spotlight

As the information technology deeply changes our daily life, digital reshaping will penetrate into all industries. The communication industry has undergone several leaps and reforms during the past decades. From dial-up Internet access to FTTH and from GSM/TD-SCDMA/Wimax to LTE, information pipes have undergone radical changes, and the IT cloudification technology is reshaping CT and OT industries. The architecture of both the wireless network and wired network has been evolving into C/U separation and Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) to cope with all challenges brought by industrial digital transformation and industrial structure upgrade. In the predictable future, the integration at the infrastructure layer is imperative.

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Great Plains Communications Announces GPC SD-WAN, Powered by VMware

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Netomnia and STL to collaborate for testing of programmable FTTx

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STL, one of the leading digital network integrators, said today that it would test its programmable fttx (pfttx) software solution with Netomnia for their live networks in the United Kingdom. STL, with over 25 years of optical connection expertise, is bringing software-defined networking to large-scale fibre to the home, cell sites, and commercial networks via pfttx. The company has announced the public release of pfttx, a software-defined, open, and disaggregated Passive Optical Network ("PON") solution designed to make fiber networks smarter and more flexible. Scalability, expanded and thorough telemetry reporting, open community alignment (ONF/BBF/ITU-T), onboarding of third party Quality of Experience (qoe) apps, offering a better customer experience (CX), shorter time-to-market, and lower total cost of ownership are all major advantages of pfttx. This cloud-native (Kubernetesmicroservices-based) software stack can operate on any Cloud-native Computing Foundation (CNCF)-based telco Edge Cloud platform. The system presently supports XGS-PON and GPON technologies and can be upgraded to 25G. STL's pfttx solution is also authorized and available on the vmware Marketplace. The UK is in the process of building out sophisticated full-fibre broadband, and new-age firms like Netomnia are leading the way. STL and Netomnia previously collaborated on Optical Fibre deployment and are currently working together to integrate programmability into large-scale fttx networks. Once completed, this study will pave the way for sophisticated software-defined architectures for fttx to be adopted in the UK. Jeremy Chelot, CEO, Netomnia, said that, "The promise of full-fibre broadband will be realised when service providers implement advanced architectures that software-ise the fibre networks. We are excited about the possibilities that STL's pfttx solution presents. This trial with STL will be significant as we will jointly demonstrate pfttx in a live scenario." Pfttx is a cloud-based access network solution that elevates the network service providers' business model. We are excited to collaborate with Netomnia for their Ultrafast full-fibre broadband program. Our solution is intended to help them achieve accelerated network rollout with faster deployment, provisioning and enhanced network performance." Chris Rice, CEO, Access Solutions, STL

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