Mavenir | May 30, 2022
Mavenir, the network software company transforming the way the world connects by contributing to the growth of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud, today announced that it has won the SCF Small Cell Awards 2022 for Significant Contributions to Emerging Technology or Architecture for its design and delivery of the first fully containerized small cell Open Virtualized Radio Access Network (Open vRAN) for indoor and outdoor connectivity.
Mavenir's containerized Open vRAN solution is the first of its type, combining Open RAN compatibility with container mobility and flexibility. This small cell solution applies the same forward-thinking ideas that have had substantial benefits in macro networks to small cell networks.
The adoption of a containerized solution is an important step in the development of connectivity, as it shifts away from physical infrastructure and toward a digital cloud-based environment. Containers advance virtualization by enabling network workloads to operate anywhere: on-premise, private cloud, or public cloud. The same solution may be readily migrated to a new platform with no modifications, resulting in the optimum resource usage at the best pricing. Containerization gives more flexibility while also providing considerable advantages in terms of deployment time and cost. Moving network operations to a new platform takes just minutes.
The combination of Open RAN with containerization in a single architecture results in:
By reducing the profitability barrier for small cell installations, new income sources are created.
more task management flexibility
increased supplier pool and promotion of innovation
“The judges were excited by this solution because it has combined two important technologies in a way that contributes to a key goal for operators – fully distributed load and traffic management. This will be very important for making virtualized small cell networks scalable and efficient.”
Caroline Gabriel, Rethink Technology Research
Spectrum Evolution Inc. | October 12, 2020
Spectrum Evolution Inc. (SEI) and VSatcast Inc. (VSI) announce the successful implementation of the first “touchless deployment” of a Network Function Virtualization (NFV), cloud-hosted, Broadcast Internet service. This is a significant step in deploying the broadcast component of the 5G network and delivering broadband content and data services to home, office, and mobile end users on a one-to-everyone basis. Massive demand for video streaming creates bottlenecks across the internet, as thousands of separate files of the same content are individually transmitted to viewers. The SEI and VSI hybrid broadcast-broadband network will pre-position popular video content in consumer homes, eliminating IP bandwidth bottlenecks and maintaining content quality.
ADVA | January 28, 2021
ADVA today announced that the Saudi Telecom Company is turning out on-request virtual services utilizing ADVA's Ensemble set-up of organization capacities virtualization (NFV) innovations. The new general CPE (uCPE) offering is based on the Dell EMC Networking Virtual Edge Platform (VEP) 1405 arrangement running ADVA's Ensemble Edge Cloud NFV suite. Venture clients of STC, the biggest IT specialist organization in the Middle East, will have the option to rapidly and effectively access virtual services, including steering, firewall, WAN streamlining, IoT and voice applications. With the business' biggest environment of virtual organization capacities (VNFs) to browse, overseen administration clients can consequently empower new applications and services with no monetary danger.
“Today’s enterprises need to be agile. They require the freedom to mix and match the latest cloud technologies to seize new revenue opportunities in an instant. That’s what our new uCPE service is all about. It eliminates vendor lock-in and lets our clients experiment with best-in-class solutions that fit their specific needs and ambitions,” said Fahad A. Alhajeri, VP, digital solutions, STC. “By giving our customers quick and secure access to an unrivalled range of multi-vendor virtual technologies, we’re unleashing the full potential of businesses in this region. With the help of ADVA’s Ensemble NFV technology, we’re forging a path for our customers to a cloud-based future of on-demand services and rapid innovation.”
STC's new uCPE offering empowers organizations across the Middle East to choose virtual items from the Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem, a novel multi-merchant climate with unrivaled assortment and decision. It's based on the Dell EMC Networking VEP 1405 arrangement, a conservative, low-power uCPE apparatus reason worked to have VNFs and ideal for requesting SD-WAN applications. With ADVA's Ensemble Connector as the NFVI stage, numerous VNFs can run on a solitary uCPE. Other key segments incorporate Ensemble Orchestrator and Virtualization Director, which give a basic and powerful administration and organization (MANO) design, enabling STC to turn out secure virtualized services at scale.
STC’s uCPE service is ideal for connecting the enterprise to the cloud. Now businesses throughout the Middle East can leverage the power of virtualization and choose from the market’s widest range of onboarded commercial VNFs,” commented James Buchanan, GM, Edge Cloud, ADVA. “Our Ensemble suite’s MANO capabilities support the rollout of secure virtualized service across multiple locations with complete flexibility and scale. And, thanks to our Ensemble Connector’s zero-touch provisioning, STC can ship uCPE to a customer site and provision it securely with no need for technicians. With such rapid deployments and agile service creation at the network edge, STC is leading the way to the managed services of tomorrow.”
“By utilizing our Virtual Edge Platform 1405 series and ADVA’s Ensemble software, STC is giving its customers a simple way to respond to shifting industry demand,” said Drew Schulke, VP, Dell EMC Networking, Dell Technologies. “Working with ADVA, we’re empowering STC and its customers to digitalize their infrastructures. Now they can deploy solutions at the click of a mouse and harness advanced tools for boosting security, reducing costs and improving end-user customer experience.”
ADVA is a company founded on innovation and focused on helping our customers succeed. Our technology forms the building blocks of a shared digital future and empowers networks across the globe. We’re continually developing breakthrough hardware and software that leads the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It’s these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to today’s society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, we’re building a truly connected and sustainable future.
“Solutions by STC” is one of the largest technology and communications services providers in the Middle East. The company has a range of products and services that address the needs of consumers and businesses of all sizes. Solutions by STC has continued to build upon its core telecom position and offers innovative digital services and solutions for enterprises, including cloud and infrastructure services, network and security management services, Big Data and analytics solutions, and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions (such as fleet/asset management and mobile point-of-sale solutions).