Showing posts with label Fujitsu. Show all posts
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

HFR and Fujitsu debut 25G Smart Tunable Optics for 5G transport

HFR Networks and Fujitsu Network Communications introduced 25G Smart Tunable Optics as part of Fujitsu's flexiHaul portfolio of solutions. HFR Networks’ Smart Tunable Optics seamlessly integrate into Fujitsu's flagship flexiHaul transponder based and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) portfolios. 

The Smart Tunable Optical transceivers automatically self-tune to the correct wavelength without intervention by the host system or a field technician. This automates fast service turn-up, and enables full operational visibility on xHaul transport links for proactive management of active or passive remote sites. Smart Tunable Optics are also available supporting 10G.

Fujitsu says 5G fronthaul is driving 25G transport as an essential requirement, including the ability to combine existing 10G services across a variety of equipment and technologies from different RAN suppliers. Intelligent self-tuning optics enable network operators to maximize valuable fiber capacity while saving on space and power at remote sites by using only passive components. This is critical for operators around the world as they continue deploying additional LTE capacity in parallel with quickly ramping new 5G services.

“As a strategic partner of Fujitsu, HFR Networks continues to provide the innovation required by our customers,” said Paul Havala, V.P. of Global Planning, Fujitsu Network Communications. “Smart Tunable Optics deliver the increased flexibility and impressive total cost of ownership benefits that operators demand as they continue to move towards open networks while simultaneously increasing network capacity across mixed generations of radio technologies and vendors.”

“HFR Networks is thrilled to add another industry first to its list of accomplishments,” stated Paul Crann, CEO, HFR Networks. “By enabling converged 4G/5G services across RAN vendors and overcoming constraints due to limited fiber, we are able to simplify operations while reducing the remote site space and power requirements. HFR Networks empowers operators in their continued efforts to get to market quickly with new 5G services using high-performance, open and cost-effective solutions.”

http://www.hfrnetworks.com

http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Pioneer Communications deploys Fujitsu 1FINITY in Kansas

Pioneer Communications, which serves residents and businesses in Southwest Kansas, has deployed the Fujitsu 1FINITY S100 layer 2 switching platform and Virtuora cloud solution.

With deployment of the Fujitsu 1FINITY S100 switching platform, Pioneer Communications can leverage Ethernet aggregation to boost bandwidth in a cost-efficient manner. The modular 1FINITY solution can be deployed in increments of just one rack unit each, which means minimal space and power requirements to achieve 100G speeds. And with the software-defined network management and control provided by Virtuora Network Controller (NC), Pioneer Communications has built a solid foundation for a more resilient, scalable network.

“We are proud to continue our pioneering tradition of delivering cutting-edge communications services to our customers throughout Southwest Kansas,” said Gavin Fowler, chief operations officer at Pioneer Communications. “With Fujitsu’s networking expertise, paired with the extensive distribution services of Power & Tel, we are well-positioned to address escalating capacity demands, today and tomorrow.”

“Service providers like Pioneer Communications are confronting internet bandwidth demands and the complexities of next-generation architectures,” said Annie Bogue, head of sales and marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “With the small footprint and pay-as-you-grow approach of the 1FINITY platform, Fujitsu is helping Pioneer Communications meet these challenges head on.”

http://us.fujitsu.com/telecom  

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Fujitsu intros Virtuora Analytics to automate network operations

Fujitsu Network Communications introduced a set of cloud-native microapplications for transforming traditional network operations with the power of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Fujitsu said its Virtuora Analytics Transformation (AX) provides deep analysis and network intelligence for complex datasets, to automate correlation, prediction and anomaly detection for proactive and automated resolution. Network service delivery in today’s hyper-connected, digital age requires a more agile operations model enabled by virtualized and cloud-capable infrastructure. The Virtuora AX solution combines powerful network data analysis with intelligent automation to constantly evaluate and improve service performance, as well as the digital infrastructure that powers it. Virtuora AX applies vendor-neutral data extraction, analytics and ML to enable a wide range of network-centric AI applications, including:

  • Traffic prediction analysis
  • Network operations management
  • Optical line system fault predictions
  • Hardware and call log anomaly detection
  • OLS Design with real-time performance data.

“The inherent complexity of next-generation networks has raised the stakes for service providers, taking analytics, machine learning and AI from concept to critical need,” said Francois Lafontaine, vice president and head of the software business at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “With the new Fujitsu Virtuora AX network intelligence solution, AI is now within reach for network service providers, enabling them to increase operational efficiencies, reduce downtime and improve overall customer experience for significant competitive advantage.”

https://marketing.us.fujitsu.com/rs/407-MTR-501/images/Virtuora%20AX%20Solution%20Brief.pdf

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Fujitsu powers DCI connectivity in Bogota


EdgeUno, a leading multinational provider of infrastructure as a service (IaaS), data center services and high-speed internet in Colombia, has deployed the Fujitsu 1FINITY platform for its data center interconnect (DCI) network in Bogota.

Specifically, EdgeUno deployed Fujitsu 1FINITY T100 Transport blades in a 4 × 200G, point-to-point configuration to connect data centers, creating a state-of-the-art 800G capacity network in the region.

Fujitsu said the plug-and-play architecture of its 1FINITY platform enabled EdgeUno to deploy and provision the system in a few hours in order to secure a valuable new customer. 

“Thanks to the fast deployment and simple, reliable turn-up capability of the Fujitsu transport infrastructure, we were able to efficiently and rapidly connect key point of presence locations in Bogota,” said Mehmet Akcin, chief executive officer, EdgeUno. “The 1FINITY blades were very easy to add to our data center network, allowing us to quickly scale capacity while maintaining our reputation for delivery of data services with the lowest latency and highest availability.”

“We designed the modular 1FINITY platform to enable unsurpassed agility, efficiency and performance in today’s disaggregated networks, equipping service providers with the leading-edge technology they need to be first to market,” said Doug Moore, president and chief executive officer at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “Deployment of 1FINITY T100 Transport blades offers EdgeUno a significant competitive advantage in speed, reliability and capacity.”

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Oregon's NWAX deploys Fujitxu 1FINITY for DCI

Northwest Access Exchange (NWAX), a vendor neutral Internet exchange serving hyperscalers, data center operators, ISPs, mobile and fixed broadband service providers, has deployed the Fujitsu 1FINITY T100 Transport blade with smart pluggable optics to provide coherent optical links between its Portland and Hillsboro data center locations.


“Internet traffic worldwide continues to grow unabated, so high-capacity networks are important in avoiding bottlenecks,” said Annie Bogue, head of sales and marketing at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “Customers migrating to the open, modular 1FINITY T-Series transport platform can take a simple, scalable approach to improving their network with support for up to 800G capacity in a 4x200G point-to-point configuration. Together with NWAX, we are delighted to be a part of this transformation for Oregon residents.”

“In addition to the speed and latency improvements, we also have fiber route diversity between sites to ensure high network availability and reliability,” said Eric Rosenberry, vice president, NWAX. “Installation of the Fujitsu transponders was intuitive and incredibly easy – it took a single member of our team just a few hours from unpacking the box to activating the high-speed services.”


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Fujitsu expands family of 400G pluggable coherent transceivers

Fujitsu Optical Components Limited (FOC) released a 400G ZR+ transceiver that enables coherent WDM transmission greater than 120km in the same form factors (QSFP56-DD and OSFP) as its 400G ZR transceiver. 

FOC has started sample shipments of 400G ZR transceivers, expecting high volume commercial deployment of these 400G coherent products to begin in 2021.

The OpenZR+ MSA aims to expand the transmission distance by using higher performance OFEC (Open Forward Error Correction) from the OpenROADM standard, support multi-rate Ethernet, and enable the selection of the optimum transmission distance and capacity for user needs by supporting adjustable 100G, 200G, 300G, and 400G line side transport links. Separately, the Open ROADM MSA is moving forward with standardization focused on carrier applications and the specifications of flexible coherent pluggable transceivers that support additional specifications not in 400ZR, such as high optical output power, multi-rate, multiplexing function, and additional protocols such as OTN. 

FOC's 400G ZR+ transceiver is available in the same compact QSFP56 -DD and OSFP form factors as the 400ZR. In addition, the use of OFEC, which has higher performance than the CFEC used in 400ZR, allows for a longer transmission reach and ensures the desired interoperability. 

NTT Electronics and Acacia Communications have successfully completed module-level interoperability testing between DSPs in 400ZR and OpenZR+ operatiing modes,using modules supplied by FOC and Acacia. The line interface is configurable from 100GE to 400GE, enabling a wide range of transmission distances. The client interface supports 100GE to 400GE for efficient multiplexing, as shown below in a 4x100G to 400G muxponder application.

FOC’s 400G coherent pluggable transceivers use a next-generation coherent platform based on 7nm CMOS process coherent DSP (Digital Signal Processor), silicon photonics integrated optical devices, and high-density packaging technology. This enables a compact size, low power consumption and low cost per bit rate.

https://www.fujitsu.com/jp/group/foc/en/resources/news/press-releases/2020/20201009.html

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Fujitsu launches private 5G services in Japan

Fujitsu is launching private 5G enterprise services in Japan.

"Private Wireless Managed Services" provides one-stop services from Fujitsu's wireless technology specialists for measuring, designing, building, operating, and maintaining the private 5G system. The service is offered beginning this week on a monthly usage basis.  A variety of enterprise use cases are supported.



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

CityWest upgrades fiber infrastructure in British Columbia with Fujitsu

CityWest will upgrade its fiber optic network across western British Columbia using Fujitsu Network Communications' 1FINITY platform and Virtuora Network Control solution.

CityWest selected Fujitsu 1FINITY T300 Transport and L100 Lambda blades, along with the Virtuora Network Controller (NC), significantly increasing bandwidth and performance, as well as network efficiency. The compact modular 1FINITY T300 enables speeds up to 200G in a small footprint, helping to reduce power consumption and space constraints. In addition, the centralized provisioning and management capabilities of Virtuora NC allow CityWest to improve network automation, thereby reducing operational expenses.

CityWest is deploying the 1FINITY blades in a ring configuration, building in network redundancy to help protect against any point of failure and avoid lengthy mean time to repair (MTTR), ensuring the best possible customer service across a wide geographic region.

“At CityWest we remain true to our vision to deliver a superior customer experience, investing in 100G technology that will allow us to meet subscriber bandwidth needs well into the future,” said Donovan Dias, vice president, sales and project management, CityWest. “We opted to work with Fujitsu because performance, efficiency and network redundancy are all critical to our capability to deliver exceptional telecommunications and entertainment services to the consumers and businesses we serve, connecting our local communities to the world.”

“We are pleased to work with CityWest to advance innovation that allows delivery of enhanced speed and connectivity across the province, today and tomorrow,” said Annie Bogue, head of sales and marketing, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “With the unrivaled flexibility, scalability and efficiency of the 1FINITY platform, CityWest can grow at their own pace with the latest technology in a disaggregated architecture.”

https://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/resources/news/press-releases/2020/fnc-20200922.html

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Fujitsu supplies its 1FINITY Switch platform to New Lisbon Telephony Co.

The New Lisbon Telephone Company, which serves east-central Indiana, has successfully deployed the Fujitsu 1FINITY Switch platform and Virtuora Network Control Solution to deliver ultra-fast Internet connectivity.

New Lisbon Telephone Company, and its subsidiary New Lisbon Broadband and Communications, provide high-speed fiber, DSL and wireless internet, as well as digital video and telephone services to residential and commercial subscribers in more than a dozen Indiana communities.

“This significant investment in our hybrid fiber and fixed wireless network allows us to achieve our commitment to deliver ultra-fast connections to our subscribers,” said John Greene, CEO, New Lisbon Telephone Company. “The combination of high performance, simplified network operations, affordability and small footprint made the Fujitsu 1FINITY and Virtuora solution an extremely appealing choice for our network upgrade.”

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

FiberLight upgrades with Fujitsu 1FINITY

FiberLight, which operates 14,000 route miles of fiber networks with clients in over 30 metropolitan areas in the U.S., has selected the Fujitsu 1FINITY platform and Virtuora Network Control Solution to enable transport speeds of 100G and above while increasing efficiency through automation.

Since 2019, FiberLight has deployed the modular Fujitsu 1FINITY platform, including 1FINITY T300/T310 Transport and 1FINITY L100 Lambda series blades in a network capable of exceeding 400G speeds throughout Texas and Oklahoma. This solution is fully compatible with FiberLight’s existing base of Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 packet optical networking equipment, allowing smooth network evolution with pay-as-you-grow scalability. FiberLight will also use Virtuora PD, a planning and design application that provides a representation of the actual network topology, models optical performance and designs optical circuits in real time.

“At FiberLight, we have more than 20 years of dedicated experience designing, engineering, and optimizing large-scale fiber networks,” said Jay Anderson, chief engineer, FiberLight. “This enhancement of our network with the Fujitsu 1FINITY platform not only supports our mission of building high-capacity, custom fiber networks that ignite digital transformation, it also helps drive greater speed, reliability and lasting value for customers and partners throughout our Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, Laredo, McAllen and Oklahoma markets.”

“We are pleased to strengthen our long-standing relationship with FiberLight and support them as they position their network to deliver continued innovation, meeting digital service demands today and well into the future,” said Annie Bogue, head of sales and marketing, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “The combination of 1FINITY and Virtuora offers FiberLight an ideal solution that easily integrates with their existing infrastructure, providing speed, scalability and efficient automation that will grow with their business.”

https://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/resources/news/press-releases/2020/fnc-20200714.html

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Fujitsu develops Multi-Domain Optical Network Services within ONAP

Fujitsu Network Communications announced the first implementation of Multi-Domain Optical Network Services (MDONS) within the Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP) Frankfurt Release.

Fujitsu’s open-source contribution, which was developed in collaboration with The Linux Foundation, Orange and other global service providers, extends ONAP orchestration into the optical space, allowing network operators to design, orchestrate and automate Optical Transport Network services across service provider networks.

The MDONS blueprint leverages Open ROADM, ONF Transport API (TAPI), and MEF standards to enable multi-vendor and multiple domain operation. Open APIs to SDN Controllers deliver multi-vendor service activation and provisioning. The newly added ONAP optical services capabilities will allow for the development of enhanced service offerings and applications customized to the needs of service providers, further driving network automation at the optical layer.


“In the past, service providers relied on a complex negotiation of manual processes for even the most basic inter-connections between network domains,” said Rod Naphan, head of the technology business unit at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “By leveraging ONAP and open APIs, our customers can now automatically orchestrate and provision optical services across multiple domains, resulting in faster service turn up and reduced operating expenses.”

“Network automation is a strong business requirement. We fundamentally believe open-source collaboration is the best way to respond to this complex prerequisite,” said Olivier Augizeau, network automation project manager at Orange. “The latest Frankfurt release of the ONAP platform paves the way to improve the footprint of optical connectivity services with cross carrier scenarios.”

“We are encouraged by the success of the ONAP members working together to advance the platform with new use cases, enhancements, commercial deployments and adoptions in the latest release, Frankfurt,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, networking, Edge & IoT, at The Linux Foundation. “As a valued LFN member vendor with extensive optical expertise, Fujitsu’s participation in initiating the MDONS blueprint is an important part of the overall team efforts to enhance the ONAP framework.”

The first implementation of MDONS is part of broader ONAP initiatives to advance automation in the 5G Era, enabling multi-layer operations and end-to-end lifecycle management across wireline and wireless networks. Fujitsu is committed to working with our open source partners in leading this shift towards open networking.

https://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/resources/news/press-releases/2020/fnc-20200618.html

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Fujitsu supplies Open ROADM planning tool to Tier 1 operator

Fujitsu Network Communications confirmed that its Virtuora PD multi-vendor network design and planning tool for Open ROADM networks has been selected by a Tier One service provider.

The Fujitsu Network Virtuora PD, an SDN-based application, optimizes and simplifies planning, design, and testing of optical networks that conform to Open ROADM specifications.

Virtuora PD accesses a set of common network characteristics from multiple vendors’ equipment to align with service provider business processes. As a result, service providers can speed up the overall process of network design and deployment; reduce errors with zero touch provisioning; and drive out operational inefficiencies with tightly integrated Operations Support Systems (OSS) tools.

“As a contributing member of the Open ROADM Multi-Source Agreement (MSA), Fujitsu is committed to the core principles of multi-vendor, software-enabled Open ROADM ecosystems,” said Francois Lafontaine, vice president and head of the software business at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “Virtuora PD is a key component in enabling open networks, helping providers overcome the disadvantages of proprietary architectures.”

https://www.fujitsu.com/us/products/network/

Monday, March 9, 2020

Fujitsu's TransLambda delivers 3X optical capacity in C-band

Fujitsu Network Communications unveiled TransLambda technology,  an ultra-high capacity, wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) multiband transmission system (MTS) that substantially expands the transmission capacity of optical fiber networks without deploying new L- and S- band dedicated transceivers.

Fujitsu's TransLambda packs multiple transmission bands into a single fiber using all-optical wavelength conversion (AOWC). TransLambda enables up to three times the capacity for data center interconnect (DCI) and long-haul transport networks. Specifically, TransLambda fiber capacity multiplier technology offers ultra-high capacity — up to 76.8Tb/s of data using 192 channels at 400G speeds per 75GHz channel — in a plug-and-play blade using C-band transponders.

The company said this 3X boost is particularly crucial for those applications where C-band transmission is the only available option for the foreseeable future, such as optical links that use direct-attach or transponder-attach ZR/ZR+ pluggable coherent optics.

The Fujitsu TransLambda Test Kit, which is currently being used in customer lab trials, is offered in a single blade configuration that can be used with any legacy WDM network architecture including multi-vendor systems.

“TransLambda technology is just the latest in a line of innovations from Fujitsu to achieve the highest network speed and capacity as cost-efficiently as possible, helping our customers gain true competitive advantage in today’s demanding marketplace,” said Paul Havala, vice president of global planning at Fujitsu Network Communications. “Our TransLambda fiber multiplier approach is a much more cost-efficient way to achieve significant capacity increases without installing L-band equipment, addressing cost and operational overhead while seamlessly integrating into existing network architecture to fully leverage deployed fiber assets.”

https://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/resources/news/press-releases/2020/fnc-20200309.html

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Verizon picks Fujitsu or CPRI, eCPRI and Ethernet Multiplexing Fronthaul

Verizon selected Fujitsu Network Communications as a preferred supplier of CPRI, eCPRI and Ethernet multiplexing fronthaul technology.

In partnership with HFR Networks, Inc. , the Fujitsu solution works across Verizon’s existing network infrastructure to reduce deployment and operational costs while simultaneously supporting 4G LTE and 5G services.

The Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) solution provided by Fujitsu and HFR Networks facilitates a more efficient and lower cost centralized (CRAN) Hubbing of 4G/LTE CPRI traffic using standards based RoE (Radio Over Ethernet) along with eCPRI and Ethernet services.

“Fujitsu is a proven supplier of Smart xHaul transport solutions to Verizon, and we share a history of innovation and success,” said Paul Havala, head of the optical business unit at Fujitsu Network Communications. “Our open Ethernet Fronthaul solution provides Verizon with a reduced total cost of ownership and contributes to a smooth evolution to 5G.”

https://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/resources/news/press-releases/2020/fnc-20200225.html

Fujitsu expands its Smart xHaul for 5G transport

Fujitsu Network Communications is expanding its Smart xHaul transport solution for 5G transport networks in collaboration with HFR Networks and Volta Networks.

The solution enables 5G transport networks to leverage legacy 4G Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) fiber transport and cell sites using an open, disaggregated, pay-as-you-go architecture.

The Fujitsu Smart xHaul solution consists of several key elements:

Intelligent Fronthaul -- now includes new intelligent fronthaul platforms for centralized and cloud-based RAN architectures leveraging next-generation Packet RAN access technology by HFR Networks. The M6424 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) aggregation and transport switch series supports interfaces for CPRI, eCPRI and Ethernet services. This temperature-hardened, one rack unit solution supports 24x multi-rate client ports at up to 25G operation for 4G, 5G and Ethernet service coexistence, along with 4x 100GbE network ports offering multiple topologies. With high-precision timing, TSN offers synchronization to the cell site remote radio, while maintaining low latency variation for aggregated 4G and 5G traffic by preempting Ethernet and Internet services. In addition, the M6424-R O-RAN compliant Fronthaul Gateway platform includes a PHY-LOW networking interface that significantly improves bandwidth efficiency and enables multi-vendor interoperability between legacy and new base station equipment.  With this solution, a 5G overlay is not needed on existing 4G transport networks, helping to reduce total costs and speed time to market of lucrative new 5G services.

Disaggregated Cloud Control Plane -- a cloud-based control plane architecture provided by Volta Networks is integral to the new Smart xHaul solution. The virtual routing engine in the cloud combined with agent software on the 1FINITY S100 Switch platform, enables service providers to realize full routing capabilities optimized to their specific application without the limitations and excessive cost structures of legacy, monolithic routers and transport elements. Disaggregating the control and user planes allow scale out via linear resource scaling versus scaling up to a limit with integrated control and user planes. As a result, the solution provides pay-as-you-go efficient scaling to address initial migration from 4G to 5G, as well as diverse 5G multiservice operation using network slicing, for greater intelligence, scalability and cost-efficiency without network overlays.

Network Slicing -- Fujitsu enables network slicing operation via its 1FINITY S100 transport switches for midhaul and backhaul transport, providing enhanced network slicing and cloud control segment routing to reduce operational complexity, increase scalability and deliver better infrastructure utilization versus traditional routers.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Fujitsu granted Japan's first Private 5G license

Fujitsu has been granted Japan's first private 5G radio station provisional license by the Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications.

Fujitsu plans to establish a radio station emitting private 5G radio waves in order to verify private 5G network systems at its Shin-Kawasaki Technology Square office in Kawasaki, Japan. In the spring of this year, Fujitsu will also move to open a "FUJITSU Collaboration Lab," which will serve as a dedicated co-creation space for collaborating with customers and partners to workshop and verify use cases utilizing private 5G. Moving forward, Fujitsu will continue to apply for private 5G licenses for its other office locations, plants, and group companies in Japan, offering support for customers in various industries to achieve their own digital transformation projects to deliver new value and business innovations.

Shingo Mizuno, Corporate Executive Officer SVP, Vice Head of Service Platform Business Group at Fujitsu Limited, comments: "Obtaining this qualification marks an exciting and important milestone in the development of our 5G capabilities in Japan. We're looking forward to the chance to work together with our customers and partners to leverage private 5G network technologies to solve business challenges across a wide range of industries and use case scenarios going forward."

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Advancing SD-WAN Market Growth Through Standardization



MEF Annual Meeting – July/Aug 2019, Ralph Santitoro, Head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services, Fujitsu Network Communications, explains MEF's motivation for leading the industry in standardizing SD-WAN services, describes the standards development process, and explains how the SD-WAN journey will evolve with the introduction of service and professional certification programs in 4Q 2019.

Download SD-WAN Standard

MEF’s SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) standard describes requirements for an application-aware, over-the-top WAN connectivity service that uses policies to determine how application flows are directed over multiple underlay networks irrespective of the underlay technologies or service providers who deliver them. Download here: http://bit.ly/2zkqvIo

MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Background

SD-WAN service standardization has been conducted within the context of the MEF 3.0 Global Services Framework. It is part of a transformational initiative to define, deliver, and certify a family of dynamic Carrier Ethernet (CE), Optical Transport, IP, SD-WAN, and security services orchestrated across automated networks using LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) APIs.

Combining standardized SD-WAN services with dynamic high-speed underlay connectivity services will enable service providers to offer MEF 3.0 hybrid networking solutions with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.

Explore SD-WAN at MEF19

To explore the latest on SD-WAN innovations and engage with industry-leading service and technology experts such as Ralph Santitoro, attend MEF19 (http://www.MEF19.com), held 18-22 November 2019 in Los Angeles, California.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Fujitsu SD-WAN-as-a-Service complies with MEF 70 SD-WAN

Fujitsu Network Communications announced that its SD-WAN-as-a-Service (SD-WANaaS) offering complies with the recently published MEF SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services standard (MEF 70), which defines the fundamental capabilities, terminology, architectural constructs, and application classification criteria for application-aware, policy-driven, over-the-top (OTT) virtual network services. As an incubator of MEF’s SD-WAN work and an SD-WAN service provider, Fujitsu made significant contributions to the new MEF 70 SD-WAN service standard to ensure that it addresses practical, real-world customer requirements and use cases.

“We designed our SD-WAN-as-a-Service to comply with the MEF 70 standard, which Fujitsu co-developed, leveraging our expertise in designing, deploying and operating software-defined, OTT virtual network services,” said Ralph Santitoro, head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “We anticipate the new MEF SD-WAN service standard will accelerate adoption of this transformational technology by eliminating market confusion and defining a service that can operate over any type of underlay network from any service provider.”

As applications increasingly migrate to multiple clouds and virtual private clouds, enterprises and government agencies are turning to SD-WAN as a critical digital service that enables and accelerates their multi-cloud deployments. Communication service providers (CSPs), managed service providers (MSPs), digital service provider (DSPs) and broadband providers are realizing the transformative nature of SD-WAN to facilitate their customers’ digital transformation while creating new revenue streams.

Resellers and subscribers can rest assured that Fujitsu SD-WANaaS conforms with the MEF 70 standard, supporting the SD-WAN user network interface (UNI), physical SD-WAN Edges and virtual SD-WAN Edges in private and virtual private clouds, tunnel virtual connections (TVC), application classification and policy criteria requirements.

https://www.fujitsu.com/us/about/resources/news/press-releases/2019/fnc-20190807.html

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Fujitsu delivers 5G base station products to NTT DOCOMO

Fujitsu Limited has begun delivery of 5G base station products, comprising of Central Unit (CU, 1) and Radio Unit (RU, 2), to NTT DOCOMO for its commercial 5G network.

The 5G CU products that Fujitsu has started delivering realize the 5G system through a proprietary software design from the company using software-defined radio technology, which can implement different wireless technologies on the same hardware.

The 5G RU products have built-in antennas (which had conventionally been installed externally) equipped with beam forming, enabling efficient network deployments. These RU products have a lineup consisting of 3 types of equipment that support 5G frequencies (the 3.7 GHz band, the 4.5 GHz band, and the 28 GHz band). he products are compliant with the O-RAN fronthaul interface specifications. Using this open interface, Fujitsu's products can connect to various vendors CU/RU products. The products also support 3GPP's (Release 15) specifications.

Fujitsu said it has been working with NTT DOCOMO to develop a CU and RUs that comply with the O-RAN fronthaul interface specifications. T

Hiroshi Nakamura, Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors, NTT DOCOMO, states "NTT DOCOMO is leading the O-RAN Alliance and contributing to the creation of specifications for open RAN. By utilizing 5G base station products compliant with open interfaces, we will build a flexible and efficient 5G network that can handle a variety of use cases, including the B2B2X business in the 5G era. We expect that Fujitsu's CU and RU products will contribute to such development. We will continue to expand our 5G network and accelerate the creation of 5G services and markets together with our partners in a variety of industries."

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

West deploys Fujitsu's 1FINITY and Virtuora for DCI

West Corporation, a global provider of communication and network infrastructure services headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, has deployed Fujitsu Network Communications' 1FINITY and Virtuora platforms in a live 200G data center interconnect (DCI) network.

West chose to deploy enhanced optical transport on top of their existing network to interconnect data centers in four key metro areas: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and Phoenix. In 2018, West provisioned high-performance 1FINITY T310 Transport blades in a 200 Gbps alien wavelength configuration, introducing greater capacity, speed, efficiency and resiliency to their existing optical network platform. West also deployed the Virtuora Network Control Solution to simplify operations for their entire network, facilitating scalability and agility to meet real-time capacity demands with an open, programmable platform.

“The disaggregated, blade-based 1FINITY transport solution is an ideal upgrade for West’s DCI network, delivering the speed and performance their clients have come to expect,” said Annie Bogue, head of sales and marketing, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “By pairing the 1FINITY T310 blades with our open-source, adaptable Virtuora management system, West can easily scale capacity when and where it’s needed, vastly improving the overall efficiency of their network.”

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Burns & McDonnell installs Fujitsu 1FINITY

Burns & McDonnell has installed the Fujitsu 1FINITY optical networking platform from Fujitsu Network Communications at its Integration and Automation Lab in Kansas City to demonstrated 100G transmission.

The modular design of the 1FINITY platform allows utilities to use a pay-as-you-grow approach to build nodes as needed on their distribution systems.

The Burns & McDonnell Integration and Automation Lab serves as a technology testing and demonstration center available to utilities and other clients free of charge. Utilities can use this lab to develop use cases and projected returns on investments for new power grid technologies to be incorporated in a wide array of power delivery systems.

"Utilities are faced with an onslaught of data from sensors and other devices that are necessary to manage power delivery systems today," says Matt Olson, director of the Network Integration and Automation Group at Burns & McDonnell. "This is requiring utilities to overhaul their core communications infrastructure. The equipment we have available in our lab will enable our clients to test different communications and other equipment under a variety of usage scenarios before they make large capital investment decisions."