Access portfolio designed for carrier flexibility

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DZS has launched its Velocity portfolio of broadband access products, aimed to provide carriers with greater flexibility through the latest fibre access technologies and SDN-enabled operational models. 

The collection of products are powered by the sdNOS SDN-enabled network operating system. The platform provides a modular set of Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, including: MPLS, SR and SRv6; OSPF, BGP, ISIS, VRRP and BFD; PIM protocols (SM, DM, SSM and PM); IGMP (IPv4) and MLD (IPv6).

The operating system also provides the real-time software runtime layer for ARM, x86-64, and PowerPC based systems and complementary networking data path hardware. Its flexible architecture is fully SDN enabled – allowing operators to choose between centralised or distributed control architectures, while benefiting from automated service orchestration. Carrier grade reliability features are built into sdNOS with non-disruptive start or restart for individual subsystems and a software design allowing in-service patching or upgrades.

Already present in all V-, M-, and C-series systems, the company says that sdNOS will soon be present in upcoming MXK-F line-cards. In addition, sdNOS will be the advanced operating system for the upcoming DZS Velocity V2 Any-PORT / Any-PON (APAP) system, powered by sdNOS. This chassis-based system will, says DZS, support a full array of widely deployed and next generation fibre access technologies (PON/10G PON and Active Ethernet/10G Ethernet) and on each APAP card allow seamless, cost effective, and operationally optimized transition from technologies like GPON to XGS-PON one subscriber at a time – allowing coexistence on the same physical fibre infrastructure.