Services and Software

VETRO FiberMap launches cloud-based FTTx mapping

VETRO FiberMap, a subsidiary of the GIS consulting firm NBT Solutions, has launched the VETRO FiberMap Network Mapping Platform, designed specifically to meet the needs of small to mid-sized internet service providers (ISPs) and community broadband networks.

Ciena offers commercial version of ON.Lab ONOS open source software

Ciena, though its Blue Planet division, plans to offer a fully-supported commercial version of the Open Networking Operating System (ONOS) open-source software. The release of Blue Planet ONOS will make it easier for operators wanting to work with ONOS. From Ciena’s perspective, it also extends the capabilities of the Blue Planet network orchestration software into the data centre domain.

Calix unveils AXOS for access network virtualisation

Broadband equipment vendor Calix has unveiled AXOS, or Access eXtensible Operating System, a Linux-based network operating system and software platform designed to bring software defined networking (SDN) to the access network.

A*STAR IME and Lumerical accelerate silicon photonics design

The photonics foundry at A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) has partnered with Lumerical Solutions, a provider of photonic design software, to develop a calibrated compact model library (CML) for IME’s silicon photonics platform and process design kit (PDK).

IME offers a 25G/s-capable silicon photonics platform and PDK, which are built on validated processes and devices. The foundry service enables PIC designers to build reliable devices with state-of-the-art performance, and achieve prototyping and product manufacturing with ease.

Sorrento extends repair service to Nortel customers in North America

Sorrento Networks International has launched its Nortel equipment repair service in North America following international demand. This announcement will builds on the already successful repair service in Deeside, North Wales, and Belfast, provided by the telecoms repair and support company, Comtek, which acquired the intellectual property rights and trademarks of Sorrento Networks back in 2014 (see Sorrento restarts its metro optical business).

Biarri Networks offers FTTx network design as a service

Australian company Biarri Networks is introducing fibre-to-the-x network design as a service under the brand Biarri Networks QED, which denotes ‘quality, elegant, designs’.

The new offering combines the company’s Fibre Optic Network Design (FOND) software with Biarri’s team of network planners – enabling customers to create complex FTTx network designs more quickly and at lower cost than ever before.

Setics upgrades FTTx design software

Setics has released Version 2 of Setics Sttar, its pre-planning, design and optimisation software for FTTx deployments.

Designed by telecom experts, the latest version of the software incorporates feedback from clients on numerous projects, to make it even better at handling projects from the early pre-planning phases to more detailed engineering studies, the company claims.

JDSU's TrueSpeed VNF tests virtualised functions

JDSU has introduced TrueSpeed VNF, a solution capable of assessing customer quality of experience in a virtualised computing environment. TrueSpeed VNF helps service providers resolve customer complaints about poor network performance. The virtualised network function (VNF) software can be deployed anywhere network operators and enterprises have computing resources in the network, and is interoperable with JDSU’s StrataSync-enabled T-BERD/MTS handheld network test instruments.  

Optical Network Expresse (ON-Expresse)

ASSIA, a solutions company for broadband service providers, has announced the launch of Optical Network Expresse (ON-Expresse), which will support Fiber-to-the-Basement (FTTB), Fiber-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp), and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) deployments. ON-Expresse, an extension of its flagship DSL Expresse network management and optimisation product, greatly simplifies deployment, operation and service assurance for access networks using Passive Optical Network (PON) technology.

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