SANTA CLARA, CA — Sterlite Technologies (STL), a global data network solutions company, announced its programmable FTTx (pFTTx) solution for fiber-based access connectivity.
With the pFTTx announcement, STL becomes one of very few companies in the world to have a software-defined network (SDN) solution for access connectivity. Built on ONF’s open reference design called SEBA (Software-defined networks Enabled Broadband Access), STL has developed the pFTTx solution in partnership with ONF, other open communities, and open network hardware partner Edgecore Networks.
Programmability makes SDNs the future of networking. By enabling programmability at the core of the network and decoupling white-box hardware from software, SDNs bring more flexibility, cost efficiency and service excellence to data networks. In an industry weighed by legacy monolithic systems and infrastructure, and long periods of vendor lock-in, STL is driving disruption with programmable, open networks.
“STL’s disruptive pFTTx comes at a time when communication service providers will greatly benefit from agility, faster time to market, lower cost and enhanced customer experience,” said Guru Parulkar, executive director, ONF. “We are delighted to have STL as an active member of the open-source community, productizing and commercializing open platforms such as VOLTHA (Virtual OLT Hardware Abstraction), ONOS (open network operating system) and SEBA.”
The hyper-scale networks of tomorrow are unlike the traditional ones. They are denser, deeply fiberized and software-defined with computing at the edge. STL is the only company in the world to have unique capabilities across all layers of the network: From photonics and material science-based precision manufacturing to algorithmic design of the last mile, ultra-fast infrastructure deployment, AI/analytics and programmable networks. This strategically positions STL to lead network disruption.