Swisscom selects Ekinops to deliver virtualized network solution

Swisscom has selected Ekinops to deliver a new virtualized network solution on uCPE (universal Customer Premises Equipment).
EkinopsEkinops said the innovative solution, part of its Compose software portfolio, will make Swisscom the first in Switzerland to offer an agile branch connectivity solution to enterprise customers, based on virtualization technology, without disrupting existing services.

The full deployment of the software solution within the Live Network of Swisscom will start early 2021, Ekinops said.

The solution is comprised of the Ekinops open NFVi, OneOS6-LIM middleware , allowing access to an extensive catalog of certified VNFs. This gives Swisscom the flexibility to select any white-box CPE hardware and choose from a range of third-party and Ekinops VNFs, as well as freeing them from vendor lock-in and simplifying supplier management.

“The agility and close support we’ve experienced with Ekinops has streamlined our migration towards an SDN model, allowing us to futureproof our network and expand our service offering,” Reto Baschera, SVP Marketing B2B at Swisscom, said.

With embedded OneOS6 routing functionality, the solution frees up processing capacity for other VNFs, facilitating more efficient resource utilization and high-speed connectivity of up to 10 Gbps for end users.

As a real turnkey solution, the OneOS6-LIM software comes with the powerful embedded Design Studio for simple configuration and troubleshooting of VNF service chains. With zero-touch provisioning, it also significantly shortens time to market from design to service delivery, adds Frank Dedobbeleer, VP Group Sales EMEA & APAC at Ekinops.