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Ogero trials Nokia Fixed Access Network Slicing virtualization solution to enhance its wholesale capabilities

04.06.2019 klo 18:00 Ogero trials Nokia Fixed Access Network Slicing virtualization solution to enhance its wholesale capabilities



  * Nokia solution enables Ogero to securely partition its fiber network into
    several autonomous slices that can be independently run by other service
    providers

June 4, 2019

Beirut, Lebanon - Nokia announces that Ogero, Lebanon's fixed network services
provider and engine for the Ministry of Telecommunication, is among the first
operators globally to commercially trial its Fixed Access Network Slicing
(FANS).  The solution helps to solve the long-lasting challenge of fixed
infrastructure sharing and enables Ogero to create several discrete network
slices over its existing Fiber-to-the-home network in a fully programmable way.
 Once deployed, Ogero will be able to provide customers with a virtual slice
that looks, feels and operates just like a physical network.  The solution
leverages Nokia's market leading software-defined access portfolio with its
cloud-native software platform Altiplano and SDN programmable Lightspan FX
OLTs.

Ogero provides all the telecom network infrastructure in Lebanon covering more
than 12,000 KM of laid fiber optics cables reaching over one million
subscribers.   The trial demonstrates how Ogero can use slicing to maximize the
usage of its fiber access infrastructure and provide a virtual portion to Mobile
Operators, Data Service Providers (DSPs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
challenged with building their own networks.  The solution ensures fair
competition and facilitates equal opportunities in the market.  With Nokia's
FANS solution, Ogero can give a slice of its fixed access network to a virtual
network operator (VNO) along with full control and autonomy of the portion
allocated to them. The VNOs will also be able to establish individual
performance metrics for the network and services they deliver to customers

Network slicing will change the competitive landscape in Lebanon by unleashing
new FTTH business opportunities for the private sector and enabling service
providers to compete for subscriber value.  No longer locked into a single
provider, end users will be able to choose the broadband provider that can
deliver the best ultra-broadband service to meet their needs.

Imad Kreidieh, Chairman and CEO of Ogero said: "As a pioneer in this field,
Nokia was one of the only vendors capable of providing Ogero with a mature and
secure software-defined access solution that could effectively meet our unique
requirements and timelines.  The successful trial demonstrated the power of
their solution and its ability to create several virtual autonomous slices that
we can offer to customers.  With Nokia's solution, we'll be able to better
monetize our existing network investments and give customers a platform that
allows them to develop new strategies and create service offerings that benefit
their end-users"

Sandra Motley, president of Nokia's Fixed Networks Business Group, said:
"Virtual network slicing will become an important part of the fixed access
industry going forward.  Network slicing gives service providers the right
capabilities to innovate while unlocking the full business potential of fiber-
to-the-home markets. Software-defined access networks will play a key role in
revolutionizing conventional network infrastructure management models; helping
to simplify operations and deliver better, lower cost services than previously
possible."

Did You Know

  * Nokia was actively involved in the work that led to the publication of the
    TR-370 standard on Fixed Access Network Sharing (FANS) by the Broadband
    Forum and was involved in the specification of the YANG modules that are
    used to achieve FANS. The open framework is based on standardized approaches
    that help to keep rules, lead times and integration efforts to a minimum --
    a key piece to the foundation needed to build next-generation open access
    networks.

Resources

  * Website:  Nokia Software-Defined Access Network Solution

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