Four vendors joined the ADTRAN Mosaic Open Network Alliance, a coalition designed to nurture collaboration, development and further adoption of open standards-based, software-defined networks and network functions virtualization solutions.
New members include
Aricent, Assia, Axiros, iPhotonix and SmartRG. Global design and engineering company Aricent develops custom solutions to meet clients' complex, mission-critical issues, while ASSIA develops management and optimization software for global broadband and residential WiFi networks. For its part, Axiros manufactures embedded and platform software for advanced provisioning management and control of remote customer premises devices, and iPhotonix develops SDN/NFV solutions for optical access in residentlal, business and mobile backhaul markets. Finally, SmartRG creates WiFi service delivery platforms that help operators migrate, manage and monetize connected homes.
"We believe that increasing SDN/NFV adoption is an enabler and accelerator of infrastructure-sharing, which is necessary in increasingly higher performance networks that provide a better quality of experience," said John Cioffi, CEO and chairman at ASSIA, in a statement.
A week ago Cambridge Communications Systems (CCS) partnered with ADTRAN to deliver self-organization mmWave technology for backhaul and access capabilities to both wired and wireless operators as they prepare for 5G densification and next-generation mobile technologies. This agreement marked the latest step in Mosaic Open Network Alliance, which ADTRAN unveiled in August and based on ADTRAN Mosaic, the vendor's platform for SD-Access and NFV. (See ADTRAN, CCS Help Operators Prep for 5G Densification.)
This architecture bridges the access network -- from the cloud edge to the subscriber edge -- encompassing service delivery and support for physical access media, regardless of whether it's sent over fiber, copper, coax or fixed wireless, according to ADTRAN. Operators use ADTRAN Mosaic to advance their implementation of next-generation networks that use flexible, scalable, user-driven services, the vendor said.
Partnership deals aere crucial to the advance of SDN, NFV and open, standards-based networks and architectures, said Michael Shaw, senior vice president of Partner Development at Axiros North America, in the release.
"We share the common belief that collaboration among technology experts advances the pace of innovation and efficiency," he said. "The Mosaic Open Network Alliance is an excellent example of how proponents of open standards, and innovators of highly specialized technology, can collaborate to create the next wave of advanced networks capable of supporting telecommunications and IoT applications on a global basis."
— Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020. Follow us on Twitter @UBB2020 or @alisoncdiana.