KINGSTON UPON HULL, UK – ADVA today announced that KCOM has deployed its packet edge technology to support the extended rollout of super-fast full fiber broadband. Using the compact ADVA FSP 150 demarcation and aggregation device, the UK-based communication and IT service provider is delivering its gigabit-speed Lightstream services to tens of thousands more business and residential customers in the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire area. The high-density MEF 3.0-certified technology enables KCOM to smoothly transition from 1Gbit/s to 10Gbit/s services in its access network. ADVA's packet edge solution also ensures that the new infrastructure is ready for 5G mobile services and can easily scale to 200Gbit/s.
KCOM's new network is built on ADVA's 100Gbit/s FSP 150 solution with MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet certification. The technology supports 100Gbit/s demarcation and high-scale 10Gbit/s service aggregation in an incredibly compact form factor. KCOM is managing the infrastructure with ADVA's Ensemble Controller, a unique management system that enables programmatic SDN control. This further improves efficiency by reducing troublesome and time-consuming manual processes while providing KCOM's maintenance team with total visibility. With its hardware-based timing and full activation testing, the solution also helps KCOM ensure the highest levels of quality and availability. What's more, its low power consumption and ultra-compact design are key to keeping the cost of KCOM's Lightstream services low.
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
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Key topics will include:
Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
How providers can get started
Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results