MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ADVA Optical Networking and Saguna Networks announced today that they will stage a joint demonstration with Bezeq International of a Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) proof of concept (PoC) for enterprise services at MEC Congress. The PoC shows how mobile network operators can break up vendor lock-in and offer services to business customers that could not be offered with legacy mobile infrastructures. The implementation of a MEC architecture involves opening the network for edge hosting of third-party mobile edge (ME) applications enabling services characterized by unprecedented low latency and significantly increased bandwidth efficiency. This extends the applicability of mobile networks to a wide range of internet of things (IoT) and industrial control applications that significantly increase the value of mobile networks.
"To accelerate adoption of MEC, Saguna Networks is dedicated to creating a broad ecosystem addressing diverse market segment needs. The virtualized Saguna Open-RAN MEC platform provides ease of integration combined with the most advanced feature set," said Danny Frydman, CTO, Saguna Networks. "We're delighted to partner with ADVA Optical Networking and Bezeq International on the MEC PoC for enterprise services. This technology can provide the fast response times and scalability required for mobile-LAN, industrial IoT and machine-to-machine services."
The PoC 5 Enterprise Services showcase reveals the viability and efficiency of an NFV-based open MEC architecture. ADVA Optical Networking is playing a key role in the industry-first MEC PoC demonstration, helping to highlight the value of openness and total interoperability in mobile networks. The PoC is built on the ADVA FSP 150 ProVMe, a network edge computing platform for ME application and virtual network function hosting that combines compute resources with multiple technologies for connecting radio cell sites of any mobile network technology. The Saguna Open-RAN is a MEC platform running on the edge compute device and creating a virtualized ecosystem for ME applications. It provides ME applications management, per-packet traffic steering, content acceleration and optimization services. Together, ADVA Optical Networking and Saguna Networks are driving ME compute innovation with a strategy that wraps optimized synchronization, security and open MEC hosting into a consolidated enabling solution.
"This PoC for enterprise services is about service efficiency, speed of service innovation and increasing the value of installed mobile networks. Removing vendor-specific barriers at the edge of a mobile network will stimulate service creativity by providing an open platform for software application developers. That's why we're focusing on multi-vendor PoCs like this with partners who share our commitment to open networking," commented Ulrich Kohn, director, technical marketing, ADVA Optical Networking. "Our FSP 150 ProVMe is the key to achieving seamless integration. There's simply no other product on the market that comes close to its unique feature set and capabilities. Mobile network operators now have a MEC platform for extending services quickly and seamlessly with a device that also meets the comprehensive set of cell site connectivity requirements."
Visitors to the MEC Congress in Munich can see the showcase at the ETSI PoC Zone from September 20 until 22.
About ADVA Optical Networking
At ADVA Optical Networking we're creating new opportunities for tomorrow's networks, a new vision for a connected world. Our intelligent telecommunications hardware, software and services have been deployed by several hundred service providers and thousands of enterprises. Over the past twenty years, our innovative connectivity solutions have helped to drive our customers' networks forward, helped to drive their businesses to new levels of success. We forge close working relationships with all our customers. As your trusted partner we ensure that we're always ready to exceed your networking expectations. For more information on our products and our team, please visit us at: www.advaoptical.com.
About Saguna Networks
Saguna Networks, a pioneer of Mobile Edge Computing, makes mobile broadband faster, simpler and more economical with smart NFV software solutions. Based on the ETSI MEC standard, the Saguna Open-RAN platform enables mobile operators to quickly and effectively deploy new revenue generating services. The Mobile Edge Computing platform has fully virtualized software architecture providing cost effective scalability and flexibility. For more information, please contact us at info(at)saguna.net, follow us (at)sagunanet or visit our website, www.saguna.net.
About Bezeq International
Bezeq International is Israel's leading internet and international telecommunications services provider. Bezeq International provides comprehensive communications solutions in internet, telephony (international, domestic and intra-organizational), IT and cloud computing services, outsourcing, websites and servers hosting and co-location, DR solutions, data communications and cyber and information security. Bezeq International invests significant major resources in building new capabilities and strengthening existing ones. In January 2012, Bezeq International launched JONAH, an optical submarine cable system that serves as an independent communications infrastructure in the Mediterranean Sea linking Israel and Europe. Bezeq International enjoys the highest and most remarkable rate of growth with an annual turnover of NIS 1.6 billion. In 2015, Bezeq International reported the highest level of revenue since it was founded. Bezeq International has established strategic alliances with various international mega-telecom companies and with leading telecommunications, data communication, computer and internet providers. Among the leading alliances are those with BT and Verizon for global data communication services, and with a long list of international leading communication software and hardware manufacturers, such as Cisco, Check Point, Dell, Avaya, VMware, EMC, Rackspace, Microsoft, HP, Juniper, and LG. For more information, visit www.bezeqint.net.
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