Our News from MWC and OFC
The past month was an insanely productive and exciting time for the Sedona team. With one major customer announcement and back to back industry events (MWC Barcelona & OFC San Diego) I am happy we are still standing. Everything went by so fast, I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on any of the highlights.
Vodafone selects Sedona’s NetFusion HCO
First, our big news just prior to MWC19, was the announcement regarding Vodafone’s selection of Sedona as a key enabler/component/driver of their SDN transformation. “Vodafone, after a rigorous process, selected Sedona NetFusion as the Hierarchical Controller to create a flexible, software-defined transport network. It will deliver coordinated management of different vendors and technologies, to build on-demand transport services and maximize service availability.”
We are very excited that Vodafone has selected our solution and acknowledged the value that Sedona brings to carrier SDN strategies . You can read the full PR here. For a more colorful take on the announcement, be sure to check out Ray Le Maistre’s article in Light Reading – Vodafone Deal a ‘Huge Step’ for Sedona Systems.
Vodafone SDN Interactive Demo
We were privileged this year to be invited to power the Vodafone SDN Interactive Demo. The Vodafone team conducted the live SDN demo presenting
Proactive Service and Fulfillment (based on the Sedona NetFusion platform). Despite the metro strikes, the booth was packed from dawn to dusk with no siesta in sight. The booth was constantly humming as a live band jived in-synch over a low latency 5G connection. Our team took over the presentation duties at OFC, where the interest level was just as high.
The demo showcased advanced unified service provisioning across a multi-domain network with multilayer service-to-fiber visualization capabilities and automatic traffic rerouting when a fault is anticipated through AI-based predictive analysis. The demo ran through five easy steps to show how operators can effectively predict network trouble spots and proactively reroute traffic and new service to avoid impact. For a quick overview, check out this telecom.com video interview from the show floor.
One topic that garnered much conversation at both MWC and OFC was “Diversity Assurance.” There was a great deal of interest from operators and their enterprise customers alike in the opportunity to leverage unique real-time network data and analysis. The prime use case in this area is to quickly and accurately assess whether enterprise diversity policies are being met. Considering the significant resources that these enterprises are currently spending on carefully designing and implementing a “diverse” network, the interest in “true, proven diversity” can be understood. I expect this will be a recurring theme during 2019 and beyond as operators search for more value in their existing networks.
Next stop on the event circuit for the Sedona team will be the BIG-5G, May 6-8 in Colorado. Be sure to swing by the booth.