Telco Systems Unveils SDN-NFV Strategy for Transitioning to IT Aware Networks


Telco Systems has launched an innovative new Open Metro Edge (OME) product line as part of an overall strategy to help operators transition networks from Carrier Ethernet 2.0 to Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Telco Systems is a subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications and a provider of CE 2.0 multi-service Carrier Ethernet and MPLS edge access solutions for mobile backhaul, business Ethernet services and cloud networking.

The company’s new strategy aims to leverage the emerging SDN and NFV technologies to help service providers transition from being a connectivity provider to being able to become IT content aware networks. Leveraging its CloudMetro distributed NFV products and TelcoApps virtualization tools, Telco Systems’ new OME product line will transform current Carrier Ethernet networks that are built of single purpose elements into next generation networks with multi-functional devices.

Telco Systems’ new OME product line will expand on its current portfolio of solutions and consist of its CloudMetro distributed NFV demarcation and aggregation product family, TelcoApps software network application products and TelcoController SDN orchestration product.

“NFV and SDN fever is gripping the telecom world and the effects of redesigning networks to make greater use of virtualization and programmable control plane techniques look set to be felt throughout network operators’ organizations,” said Simon Sherrington, an analyst at Heavy Reading Insider. “There is too much money involved and the possibilities for new technology approaches are too compelling. The options newly available to network operators and service providers promise to reduce CAPEX, drive down ongoing OPEX, speed time to market and enable them to launch new services without replacing old equipment.”

Service providers will be able to offer new value-added services over the same infrastructures while significantly shortening the introduction of those services from weeks to days. Telco Systems’ TelcoController SDN orchestration product can cut OPEX up to 80% with fast and automatic service provisioning and on demand dynamic bandwidth allocation support.

Telco Systems explains that while other players offer NFV solutions either at the core or at the access points of the network, its OME solutions uniquely contain functional placement flexibility to position the various VNF capabilities at any location on the network and can be orchestrated by its TelcoController.

TelcoApps software products implement Telco Systems’ CloudMetro devices to offer a full future-proof solution with CE 2.0, MPLS and OpenFlow support options for not only the Telco Systems’ CloudMetro product line, but also third party CPU based equipment, allowing Telco Systems’ customers to get fully flexible solutions to fit their needs.

As part of Telco Systems’ new strategy for SDN and NFV technologies, the company announced that it has joined Intel’s Network Builders Program. The Intel Network Builders Program is a framework designed to make it easier for partners to build, enhance and operator SDN and NFV infrastructures that lower CAPEX and OPEX for operators. Many of the Telco System products, include those in the newly announced OME product line, utilize Intel architectures.

Telco Systems is demonstrating its new OME solution this week at the Big Telecom Event in Chicago, United States.

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