Sunday, August 17, 2014

ADTRAN Develops Frequency Division Vectoring

ADTRAN introduced a Frequency Division Vectoring (FDV) technology that enhances the capabilities of both G.fast and VDSL2 vectoring by enabling them to better coexist by working in tandem across a single subscriber line in the service provider’s network. The company said its patent-pending FDV doubles data rates and increases the reach of intermediate-rate services – between 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps – allowing the delivery of cost-effective premium broadband to 80% more subscribers.

FDV expands the addressable market for G.fast by broadening its applicability from Fiber-to-the-Building (FTTB) and Fiber-to-the-distribution points (FTTdp) out to existing street cabinet sites.

“While G.fast and VDSL2 have always been seen as complementary technologies, the limitations of G.fast have been exposed when forced to operate in a VDSL2-compatible mode at higher rates,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst, broadband access and pay TV, Infonetics. “As service providers look to build out their G.fast adoption strategies, ADTRAN’s FDV technology has a key performance impact by allowing G.fast and vectored VDSL2 technologies to work in concert to boost performance. Service providers can now maximize a broader market opportunity without wasting unused bandwidth in their networks or prematurely forcing subscribers served by 100Mbps VDSL2 to move to G.fast.”

http://www.adtran.com

Infographic: Vectored VDSL Adoption Around the World

Huawei Signs 100th Contract for NE5000E 400G Core Router

Signalling its continued expansion in the core routing market, Huawei announced its 100th contract for its NE5000E 400G core router deployment on an IP backbone network. The platform was commercially launched in August 2013. It is now deployed in some 37 countries on five continents. Huawei said the system has operated fault free for over one year on these multiple networks.

In August 2013, Huawei deployed the industry's first 400G IP backbone network for Mobily in Saudi Arabia. Over the past year, a growing number of leading operators, such as MegaFon Russia, Jazztel Spain, True and DTAC in Thailand, Etisalat UAE, as well as China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom, have deployed the 400G router.

Key features of the Huawei NE5000E-based platform include its acceptance of three generations of service boards: 100G, 400G, and 1T. The system capacity can be smoothly upgraded from 3.2 Tbps to 32 Tbps and the super 2+8 router cluster system can achieve a capacity of up to 128 Tbps.  The NE5000E 400G router has passed testing certification from the European Advanced Network Test Center (EANTC).

http://www.huawei.com

Empirix Acquires Verios for Mobile Analytics

Empirix has acquired Verios Software & Systems, a privately-held company specializing in real-time analytics, for an undisclosed sum.

Based in Dublin, Ireland, Verios takes a “Big Data” analytic approach to managing the increasingly complex radio access network environment. Unlike conventional radio access network management solutions that only sample customer segments, the Verios Vision Platform is designed to provide customer-level detail in high-volume distributed networks in real time. The company was founded in 2009 by Gerard Carroll, Mike Manchip and David O’Loghlin.

Empirix said it plans to integrate the Verios solution with its own analytical, troubleshooting, monitoring and management capabilities to give wireless providers unprecedented capabilities for managing their networks from their customers’ perspectives.

“The radio access network is a vital, expensive and often unpredictable link in the mobile network. Verios provides insight that enables network operators to enhance service levels and predictability of service for their customers,” said Empirix CEO John D’Anna. “Verios’ solution provides complete visibility into radio access network operations, down to the individual user. Integrating that functionality into our IntelliSight platform will enable wireless providers to know exactly what their customers are experiencing, when and where. At the strategic level, that intelligence will help providers target their investments at the areas most likely to yield more revenue.”

“Empirix and Verios have complementary visions of service performance management and how to help providers deliver outstanding customer experiences,” said Verios Founder and CEO Gerard Carroll. “Unifying our respective approaches to SOC – Empirix across the core network and Verios across the radio access network – will give providers immediate, detailed insight for responding to their most lucrative customer segments’ needs.

http://www.empirix.com/news/press-releases/2014/2014-08-14.aspx

Hosted Private Cloud Options Are Now Listed in OpenStack Marketplace

A public listing of Hosted Private Cloud vendors and services is now available from the OpenStack Foundation on its OpenStack Marketplace comparison.

The new Hosted Private Cloud Marketplace category includes detailed information about offerings from Aptira, AURO, Blue Box, IBM, DataCentred, Metacloud, Mirantis, Morphlabs, Rackspace and UnitedStack. All products and services must meet specific technical requirements and be transparent with product information, such as OpenStack versions and capabilities supported.

The OpenStack Foundation said the Hosted Private Cloud offerings based on OpenStack are an attractive model for several reasons:

  • Low barrier to entry with little to no upfront capital expenditure
  • Deployment speeds that are comparable to public cloud provisioning
  • Control over physical infrastructure location, isolated hardware, and policies to meet data sovereignty and security requirements
  • Minimal responsibility for operating the physical infrastructure and operational aspects such as cloud software upgrades, driver updates, scale out management, etc.

LeaseWeb Launches Flat Fee Private Cloud in Frankfurt

Amsterdam-based LeaseWeb, one of the world’s largest hosting brands, introduced a private cloud hosting platform powered by Apache CloudStack and served from its data center in Frankfurt, Germany.

The service offers flat fee user access to dedicated pools of cloud resources and meeting compliance and data-integrity requirements for Germany. The service is based on CloudStack open source technology and allow users to create and manage multiple instances, and assign dedicated cloud resources such as dedicated cores, RAM storage, virtual networks, firewalls, and load balancers. The company offers similar flat-fee, private cloud resource in its home market in Holland and in the U.S.
The three private cloud platforms are wholly independent from each other.

http://www.leaseweb.com


  • In 2010, LeaseWeb acquired the German hosting provider Netdirekt.

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