Radisys intros software-defined PON solution

Radisys Corporation introduced Connect Open Broadband, a software-defined Passive Optical Network (PON) distribution based on open standards and web-scale architecture to drive economies of scale.
Radisys for 5G telecom equipmentRadisys said the disaggregated PON solution gives Service Providers (CSPs) deployment flexibility, scalable network growth, and increased service agility with optimized Capex and Opex.

Radisys’ Connect Open Broadband offers an intelligent, scalable and secure software-defined PON distribution based on the Open Networking Foundation’s (ONF) SEBA reference platform. This architecture allows for a seamless introduction of the Broadband Forum’s OB-BAA architecture by conforming to the standard YANG models with the Northbound Interface (NBI).

The solution disaggregates software from the hardware with open interfaces, enabling faster product innovation cycles. The solution enables service providers to leverage white-box optical line terminals (OLTs) from an interoperable multi-vendor ecosystem for flexible deployable options.

Connect Open Broadband, built on cloud-native microservices architecture, allows for the addition of new network functions on demand and delivers a path to automated and simplified network operation. The programmability, automation and deeper network visibility enables better fault detection, faster service delivery and future-proof network expansions.

The solution is access network (GPON, XGS-PON, NG-PON2) agnostic and offers flexible deployment options.

“Connect Open Broadband is a commercially ready, network-hardened solution that allows service providers to enable rapid innovation through disaggregation and to bring new services to market faster,” Harris Razak, senior vice president of Broadband Access, Radisys, said.

Simon Stanley, analyst at Large, Heavy Reading, said: “Open, disaggregated solutions give service providers the flexibility to select best-in-class network elements from a number of vendors in order to intelligently scale their networks and deliver the services their customers demand in a cost-effective manner.”