Inango | September 07, 2020
Inango Systems, an Israeli software company specializing in innovative solutions for communications systems, announced it has added OpenSync™ support to its Virtual Services solution. OpenSync™ is a multi-industry open source software initiative that provides a framework for open service curation, delivery, management and support. "By adding OpenSync support to our Virtual Services solution we are able to significantly extend the number of end-user services for those customers using OpenSync enabled CPEs without the need for any CPE software upgrade," said Jonathan Masel, CEO and founder of Inango. "We are excited to support this important open source initiative in the industry."
Harmonic | May 06, 2021
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced that Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, has recognized Harmonic as the market share leader in virtual CMTS and distributed access architecture (DAA), reinforcing the company's leadership position in cable broadband. Harmonic's industry-leading CableOS® Cloud-Native Core Platform powers more than 3 million cable modems and over 28,000 Remote-PHY devices connected through DAA for a growing number of innovative cable operators worldwide.
"Harmonic jumped into the vCMTS and DAA product categories early and scored significant contracts with major MSOs around the world," said Jeff Heynen, vice president at Dell'Oro Group. "As both categories expand, Harmonic is well-positioned for continued growth."
The CableOS Platform has been implemented by the largest operators in the U.S. and Europe, and by leading service providers in Latin America. The platform has also been embraced by more than 25 rural broadband providers in North America. Continuing the momentum in the DAA market, Harmonic's CableOS platform is powering next-generation broadband services for a rapidly expanding lineup of customers across every region of the globe.
"Being acknowledged with the Dell'Oro Group Market Share Leader Award is a significant milestone and validates Harmonic's leadership in the solutions that will drive the next generation of broadband," said Nimrod Ben-Natan, senior vice president and general manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. "As the pioneer in virtualized cable access and DAA solutions, Harmonic is revolutionizing broadband to meet the unprecedented demand for high-speed, reliable connectivity, and our groundbreaking efforts do not stop there. We have made exciting progress on the convergence of access networks and will continue to drive forward with advanced multi-access edge cloud capabilities that are currently participating in numerous 10G deployments and PON trials."
Further information about Harmonic and the company's solutions is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in virtualized cable access and video delivery solutions, enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality video streaming and broadcast services to consumers globally. The company revolutionized cable access networking via the industry's first virtualized cable access solution, enabling cable operators to more flexibly deploy gigabit internet service to consumers' homes and mobile devices. Whether simplifying OTT video delivery via innovative cloud and software platforms, or powering the delivery of gigabit internet cable services, Harmonic is changing the way media companies and service providers monetize live and on-demand content on every screen.
Windstream Enterprise | October 19, 2021
Windstream Enterprise (WE), a managed communications service provider, announced a partnership with VMware to bring Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) to mutual customers faster. The solution fuses Windstream Enterprise’s Cloud CoreTM network and VMware SASE Points of Presence (PoPs) to deliver an optimal and more secure application experience to remote access users.
“The integration of the Cloud Core and VMware SASE makes it easier for customers to transition from outdated legacy networks to the next era of networking and security. This partnership gives us the ability to quickly expand our feature set as VMware develops additional innovative cloud-delivered features and functionality.”
Mike Frane, vice president of product management, Windstream Enterprise
The unification of Cloud Core with the hosted VMware SASE PoPs allows Windstream Enterprise to deliver a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) with optimum performance on its own cloud-based services such as Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), OfficeSuite UC and managed security in addition to native MPLS integrations. Windstream Enterprise’s Cloud Core architecture maximizes the reliability and performance of its cloud services while streamlining the extension of services to include VMware SASE cloud services, including VMware Cloud Web Security (CWS) and its Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solution, VMware Secure Access.
“The global footprint of VMware and our partner PoPs delivers cloud-based networking and security services that effortlessly scale with customers’ needs,” said Mark Vondemkamp, vice president of edge operations and services, VMware. “The services delivered through our PoPs will be quickly and seamlessly consumed by both Windstream Enterprise and our end users to deliver a leading-edge SASE solution.”
By bringing Cloud Core and VMware SASE closer together, customers benefit from:
Advanced SASE solution that enables hybrid SD-WAN and MPLS networks
Maximum control over the quality and experience provided by the application since the applications never leave the Cloud Core network
Unparalleled visibility, personalization and control via Windstream Enterprise’s award-winning WE Connect portal
Centralized and consistent security policies for all remote workers, regardless of location or device
The solution supports today’s need for a highly distributed remote workforce. Once a mere 6 percent of the pre-pandemic workforce,1 work-from-anywhere has surged to 62 percent over the course of last year.2 Today’s organizations require immediate and uninterrupted access to critical network and cloud-based resources in order to support the swift pace of digital business transformation and the rise in hybrid work.
One of the most effective technologies being used increasingly by businesses to address these shifts is SASE, which is set to explode with growth. According to Gartner, “By 2024, at least 40% of enterprise will have explicit strategies to adopt SASE, up from less than 1% SASE at year-end 2018.”
“There is a need to enable secure connectivity from anywhere, on any device. This integration allows businesses to simplify security to protect all users, devices, applications, services and data,” said Layne Levine, president of Windstream Enterprise. “The end result is a highly differentiated customer experience.”
Windstream Holdings is a privately held Fortune® 1000 communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment, and security services through an enhanced fiber network to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states.