Coriant has issued multiple announcements leading up to the 2018 Mobile World Congress: enhancements to its Hyperscale Carrier Architecture (HCA) and the launch of a new Multi-Sided Platform Partner Program. Subsequent releases have announced a software collaboration with Aricent and the debut of a 5G mobile solution with Affirmed Networks, a virtual packet core provider. Taken collectively, the announcements represent a broader transformation currently under way at the 35-year-old optical networking company.
Enhancements to Coriant’s open, disaggregated, software-driven Hyperscale Carrier Architecture include a move into higher level NFV management and network orchestration (MANO), launch of a disagregated IP/MPLS network operating system and the debut of disaggregated, application-optimized white-box packet platforms.
With the Multi-Sided Platform solution, Coriant is combining its products and life-cycle management know-how with best-of-breed vendors to deliver pre-integrated solutions that can enable differentiated services and accelerate time-to-revenue for service providers. The Multi-Sided Platform is debuting with initial vendor partners representing next-generation SDN/NFV access, video optimization, mobility, security, IoT, data center architectures and multi-access edge computing.
Service providers and innovative vendors seeking solution integration, global distribution, and flexible services should make time to discuss Coriant’s Multi-Sided Platform ecosystem.