The new era of 5G is requiring new, smart, bandwidth hungry services at high speed. Communication Service Providers (CSPs), in order to be better prepared, they have to enrich the edge of their networks with:
The edge of the network is now requiring intelligence that was only encountered in the core network. To be able to support the new services, CSPs need to transform their Cell Sites, as well as to provide advanced connectivity to their Enterprise Customers.
In Cell Sites, the presence of multiple boxes is a burden for CSPs as it implies extra costs (ownership, operation, support, power consumption, etc.). In addition, it affects the network (and offered services) with complexity, additional administration effort, increased latency, possible incompatibility and degraded overall performance.
The solution to the above challenges is IP/MPLS. An industry-proven technology, widely deployed and smoothly coupled with Carrier Ethernet (Metro) technology at the edges; a clear preference for operators. The convergence of Wireless transmission and IP/MPLS simplifies the mobile backhauling and enables intelligent enterprise connectivity.
IP/MPLS enabled products will help CSPs to:
Intracom Telecom transforms their trusted product offerings into intelligent networking devices to best serve their customers in the 5G era.
By leaving all powerful radio functions intact and by injecting IP/MPLS functionality, the products are capable to provide all advanced services that are required by the new Cell Sites / Access Sites and even beyond (e.g. the Aggregation Sites).
Initially the OmniBAS™ portfolio is transformed, with IP/MPLS functionality, to an enriched series of intelligent networking products. The OmniBAS™ products supports local L3 functionality along with IP/MPLS connectivity with the core network. The new functionality renders the additional router at Cell Sites unnecessary and, in addition, CSPs can now facilitate and simplify the connectivity of enterprise customers with their networks, using the minimum possible hardware.
The new firmware is backward compatible with the legacy OmniBAS™ series, enabling CSPs - already using OmniBAS™ at the field - to keep their hardware and protect their investment. The new IP/MPLS features become readily available to the existing OmniBAS™ units with a simple software upgrade.
Additionally, the uni|MS(tm) Unified Management Suite is further enriched to visualize the new IP/MPLS functions, with end-to-end provisioning and management.
April 9-12, 2019, Intracom Telecom participated in the multi-vendor Interoperability Showcase organized by EANTC at the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress 2019 in Paris; read the press release.
Intracom Telecom's state of the art MW Point-to-Point Portfolio, OmniBAS, successfully demonstrated interoperability for MPLS based services (L3VPN, L2VPN VPWS, L2VPN VPLS), MPLS Resiliency networking capabilities and the ETH-BN feature as it has been validated along with routers and MW nodes of prominent vendors.
A whitepaper explaining all the tests and results is available from EANTC at http://www.eantc.de/showcases/mpls_sdn_2019/intro.html