STL (NSE: STLTECH) says its entry into the software-defined access network market, the VMware-based Programmable FTTx (pFTTX), is now generally available. pFTTX is now listed on VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure 2.0 OpenStack Edition Platform and aims to meet the needs of operators for an open, disaggregated approach to large fiber to the home, cell site, and business networks.
pFTTx solution enables open cloud-native networks by disaggregating the software from the hardware layer, says STL. The approach enables scalability, faster time-to-market, and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) in a variety of scenarios, including the delivery of broadband to rural and underserved areas, the company adds.
"pFTTX is a cloud-based access network solution that radically elevates the network service providers' business models,” said Chris Rice, CEO of access solutions at STL. “Leveraging VMware's cloud platform, pFTTx becomes a platform that helps roll out XGS-PON and also integrate with third-party applications to enhance the QoE and network performance. This helps the customers with better TCO, new revenue streams and improves operational efficiency."
"We are excited to partner with STL for their pFTTx offering,” added Gaurav Agarwal, senior director - enterprise and government sales at VMware India. “STL pFTTx is certified on VMware Telco Cloud and is an ideal wireline access technology for enterprises that will help them leverage VMware Cloud for SDN and micro-services-based applications. With pFTTx, customers can deploy next-generation XGS-PON with VMware, enabling virtual infrastructure for one's cloud central office."