Innovation Award recognizes software-based “virtualisation platform” used in Verizon’s uCPE service.
Adva Optical Networking has announced that its Ensemble Connector has won the 2017 Telecoms World Award for vendor innovation. Ensemble Connector, the high-performance software-hosting platform for virtual network functions, was recognized at the recent winners’ ceremony in Dubai for its openness and simplicity.
With Ensemble, communication service providers can avoid vendor lock-in and deploy best-in-class software for VNFs. The solution provides operational simplicity and streamlines deployment. Adva’s NFV technology has already been deployed in a number of CSP networks, including Verizon’s new universal customer premises equipment offering.
Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble Division at Adva, commented, “We offer CSPs the opportunity to leverage virtualization, automation and orchestration as tools to create, activate and assure dynamic new services.
“The Ensemble Connector enables CSPs to use VNFs from a variety of suppliers and thereby offers CSPs unrivalled choice – of hardware, software and deployment location. It delivers operational simplicity and streamlines deployment through a set of embedded management and automation tools.”
Using NFV orchestration, operators can provision multi-tenancy VNFs for maximum utilization and optimized cost efficiency on an Ensemble Connector-enabled server already residing on the carrier’s network.
‘Software solutions will only accelerate’
Stephan Rettenberger, Adva’s SVP, marketing and investor relations, added, “The demand to move from hardware-based services to software-based, cloud-native solutions is growing by the day and is only going to accelerate.”
“With operators like Verizon, Masergy and DartPoints already using our Ensemble products to provide agile, cost-efficient services, we’re showing the world that our technology can deliver the promise of NFV today.”