CommunicAsia2017 news bites: Huawei cloud pact, Intelsat and Telkom colocate, Speedcast goes rural, SDN/NFV-based BNG/BRAS
Huawei, REDtone and Fusionex have formed a partnership to serve the rapid increase in demand for big data and analytics cloud solutions in Asia Pacific. Under an MoU signed at the Huawei eco-Connect Singapore in conjunction with CommunicAsia 2017, the collaboration aims to leverage on all partners’ unique expertise to intelligently identify pain points and opportunities for users while lowering OPEX and CAPEX with on-demand one-stop cloud service solution.
Huawei will be cloud solution provider and go-to-market advisor. REDtone flexiCloud offers enterprise cloud services that runs on the Huawei’s cloud platform. And Fusionex will contribute business insights and analytics-as-a-service to complete the full-suite of cloud solutions ideal for verticals including healthcare, retail and more.
Intelsat and PT Telkom Indonesia have entered into a collaboration agreement designed to provide options as the companies explore new opportunities to serve a region with expansive needs for broadband connectivity.
Under the new, multi-year agreement, Telkom has relocated the Telkom-2 satellite to Intelsat’s 157° East orbital location, where it will be co-located with Intelsat 5. This move allows Telkom to efficiently manage its satellite fleet while expanding its use of Intelsat services to complement Telkom’s network. The two satellite operators will also analyze the potential to expand services at 157° East.
In order to differentiate, telecoms operators must address the trend of bringing connectivity to remote locations, said Stephane Palomba, VP of Global Cellular Services at Speedcast during a presentation at CommunicAsia2017.
Palomba described the growth opportunities presented by recent improvements in VSAT technology, including cellular backhaul capabilities, and the rise of LEO and MEO satellite constellations.
NoviFlow, a vendor of high-performance OpenFlow-based switching and routing solutions, and Ordnance Networks, which provides carriers and the cloud edge with a one-touch, carrier-grade Network as a Service (NaaS) platform, today announced a partnership to deliver a joint BNG/Broadband Remote Access Server (BRAS) solution; the first in a family of performance and cost-optimized virtual carrier services uniting NoviFlow’s high-performance forwarding planes with Ordnance’s next-generation telecommunications software platform.
The joint Ordnance-NoviFlow solution combines the separation of control and data planes of SDN with the resource optimization of NFV, turning BNG/BRAS functionality into an on-demand service instantly accessible to customers via an online web portal or API.