Iskratel has launched two new edge-computing solutions – including an ‘amphibian’ GPON OLT. Building on its SI3000 Lumia G16 compact GPON Optical Line Terminal (OLT), the company’s new dual-nature OLT can operate as a traditional integrated OLT, but also provides a disaggregated white-box solution, based on virtual OLT Hardware Abstraction (vOLTHA) principles.
Services and Software
New from Ensemble, a division of ADVA, is an upgrade for the Ensemble suite network functions virtualisation (NFV) platform, which now features management and orchestration (MANO) capabilities, to help service providers roll out secure virtualised services at scale.
Coriant has introduced the Network Operating System (NOS), a disaggregated IP/MPLS software product for evolving carrier, enterprise, and cloud networks.
Now available from ADVA is the ConnectGuard cloud software, which is designed to deliver virtualised encryption in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
Based on the company’s Ensemble Connector, ConnectGuard cloud features military-grade encryption and zero touch provisioning capabilities to allow customers to roll out secure cloud connectivity to thousands of endpoints within minutes. The company says that ConnectGuard Cloud has been specifically engineered for this task.
CommScope has demonstrated augmented reality (AR) capabilities with its imVision automated infrastructure management solution which will soon allow customers to ‘see into their local area networks.
Sedona Systems launched its new Hierarchical Network Controller product at this year’s OFC conference.
The product is designed to automatically discover, provision and optimise L0-L3 services across multilayer, multivendor, multi-domain networks, affording providers next generation software-defined networks as well as automated service creation and assurance. The controller is ‘hierarchical’ because it exists at the top level of the network control layer above domain controllers from packet and transport vendors.
Anritsu Corporation has released three new software packages, which the company says expand the measurement standards supported by the Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A, for fast and fully automatic testing in accordance with the IEEE 802.11ax test specifications.
Keysight Technologies has launched what it says is the industry’s first software platform that integrates design, test, measurement and analysis. PathWave is an open, scalable, and predictive software platform that integrates hardware and software at every stage in the product development workflow.
Coriant has expanded its Transcend Software Suite with the introduction of the Transcend Hierarchical Controller, which is designed for enhanced orchestration of multi-layer, multi-domain, and multi-vendor transport networks.
Software company Sedona Systems has launched its NetFusion multilayer applications platform. Although the software has already been commercially deployed by more than one Tier 1 service provider, the company had neglected to formally announce the product, according to sources at OFC 2017 in Los Angeles. Sedona hopes to announce some of those customers in the coming months.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang