ADTRAN has introduced Virtual Network Function (VNF) solution suite for telecom and cable service providers to seamlessly transition from embedded customer premises equipment (CPE) solutions to virtualized, software-based networks.
The new VNF suite is built on ADTRAN’s networking application software and offers the same feature set and proven interoperability as offered by ADTRAN’s advanced multi-service, multi-functional networking solutions.
The company said service providers can improve the efficiency, performance and costs of a typical network function virtualization (NFV) deployment.
This apart, service provider can maximize the benefits of virtualization by deploying real-time services with greater flexibility and realize a faster time-to-revenue.
Also, cost of installing, configuring and maintaining CPE equipment is eliminated and new services can scale more efficiently to a greater number of customers and locations.
ADTRAN also offers functions on a more granular basis and allows creating service chains from multiple software vendors.
Additionally, ADTRAN has announced it has extended the capabilities of its Broadband, Enterprise and Wi-Fi access portfolio by supporting cloud-controlled network programmability and self-activated cloud-delivery.
ADTRAN said it is fulfilling its Future Network State vision with the inclusion of portfolio-wide enhancements based on both software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) open architectures.
According to ADTRAN, it will leverage software approach to support network programmability and automate service delivery through a natural extension of its longstanding solution strategy of providing increased service agility and operational efficiency.
Also, service providers can create and activate differentiated services and generate new revenue streams.
“Our experience, combined with our commitment to open source software, allows us to optimize the tight interaction between SDN-based networks and virtualized applications. This accelerates the network transformation,” said Jay Wilson, senior vice president of technology and strategy, ADTRAN.