These devices will be open, disaggregated, interoperable, and supplier-neutral, and they target mobile operators’ 5G deployments.
ADVA Optical Networking
“The path forward is an open platform,” said Adva’s Prayson Pate, adding that an open platform will meet the full-potential of an agile and flexible SD-WAN.
The trial used a Voyager device running a network operating system from Cumulus Networks, Zeetta Networks’ NetOS Software Defined Network orchestration, and architecture help from ADVA.
The cloud-native update also bolsters the platform's ability to protect against the Spectre and Meltdown processor vulnerabilities.
ADVA is not part of ONAP, but it wants to support carriers like Verizon that are committed to the platform.
The automated deployment capabilities are compatible with current standards and reference ongoing ETSI work on defining objectives for automated, intelligent management in NFV- and SDN-centric networks.
The focus is to reduce fronthaul and backhaul costs by using Ethernet-based networking and virtual networking in the fronthaul, the BBUs, and the remote radio heads.
Several carriers including Nokia, BT, and Deutsche Telekom will trial the technologies.
This moves Cumulus into the data center interconnect market.
The company is reported to have lost a DCI contract to Ciena.
Company needs "fast and efficient" integration of MRV to stabilize revenues.
ADVA has been on a streak of bolstering its optical networking and virtualization platforms.
Updates target growing demand on metro networks.
ADVA is talking to other telcos about using its Ensemble's NFV tech in their white box uCPEs.
The hypervisor works with open source and commercial SDN controllers