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Access portfolio designed for carrier flexibility

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.


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