MONTREAL, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Accedian has won the award for NFV-Based Virtual CPE innovation at the 2015 MEF Excellence Awards, the company announced today. The MEF Excellence awards recognize service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation in the global Carrier Ethernet industry.
Accedian received the Third Network Technology Solution category award for its SkyLIGHT™ VCX Controller platform. The solution combines the best of network functions virtualization (NFV) with programmable modules to create a highly agile, cost-effective virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) solution that retains all the attributes of a CE 2.0 service.
Accedian vCPE solutions are used by a range of telecom operators in 65 countries across North America, Asia, Europe and Central and Latin America—including T-Mobile, Telefonica, Cox Communications, Colt, and SK Telecom—and offers innovative rapid, simple and cost effective deployment without the need for on-site routers.
"Service providers will find that an intelligent NID or device is required to insure reliable performance and visibility for all network services with NFV based services," said Mike Sapien, Enterprise Principal Analyst, Ovum. "This implementation also provides the service demarcation required on the customer site. Accedian has found a nice balance for these requirements aligned with CE 2.0 services."
The network infrastructure market is moving towards "white box" NFVI hardware, but still require line-rate processing to ensure customer quality of experience (QoE) is maintained. As a clear and physical demarcation point in an NFV world, Accedian Nano smart SFP and ant GbE modules bring carrier grade performance to software-based NFV solutions with wire-speed loopback, performance monitoring, SLA reporting, Carrier Ethernet service mapping and traffic conditioning - all at up to 90% less cost than comparable NIDs or standalone network element solutions.
"We're proud that our SkyLIGHT solution has been recognised by the MEF—and its team of industry analyst judges—for its innovation and success in the market," said Keith Donahue, Accedian's VP of Product Management and Services. "The telecoms infrastructure industry is moving in a creative new direction in which routers are no longer necessary for our customers to proactively manage their services. Operators looking towards using x86–virtualized CPE now have an option to enhance, or simplify their approach to deliver exceptional, SLA-grade QoE."
Accedian delivers exceptional end-to-end network performance visibility, for control over the best possible user experience. Providing the most complete, current view of network health, Accedian dramatically improves visibility with actionable insights for peak reliability and quality of service (QoS). Accedian enables control over increasingly complex networks to increase agility, and reduce cost. Most importantly, through a fully optimized and performance assured network, Accedian proactively ensures maximum uptime and for peak quality of experience (QoE).
Since 2005, Accedian has assured hundreds of thousands of networks and services globally, turning performance into a key competitive differentiator. For more information, visit Accedian.com. Twitter: @Accedian
SOURCE Accedian Networks Inc.