Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Accedian Intros SDN for Fixed-Wireless Networks

Accedian Networks introduced a "Wireless-Aware" SDN product line that optimizes performance in real-time on fixed-wireless networks by dynamically shaping traffic when link capacity changes due to real-world conditions, such as adverse weather and RF interference.

The "R-FLO" solution, is compatible with mixed RF, fiber and copper topologies and complements existing networks by bringing unified high-availability and optimized performance network-wide by using all available links, all the time  ̶  including standby and slow segments.  The company said its link capacity monitoring allows R-FLO to dynamically groom traffic and maintain QoS even when links fade.

“We are excited to introduce a disruptive new way for fixed-mobile operators to make considerable efficiency gains in their wireless backhaul bandwidth,” said Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO of Accedian Networks.  “The R-FLO solution combines proven industry standards with real-time, technology-agnostic wireless awareness and delivers an advanced and centralized expert-system control plane.  This unique combination means wireless backhaul can be as reliable and seamless as fiber, without time consuming and expensive investments.  Simply put, R-FLO makes operator networks better.”

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