The telecommunications industry is in the midst of a technological and commercial transformation, in which pioneering technologies like Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud computing (Cloud Native) are being utilized to realize the next generation wireless (5G and beyond) and fixed networks as well as the applications that will run on top.
Telecom networks and services that started to emerge with this transformation will work on flexible, highly distributed, fully software-defined, numerous, complex, firstly homogeneous then on multiple cloud sources, and will be able to collect and process enormous data. Management of this new generation network and services seems unlikely to be realized with a human resources-based approach, which is predominantly specialized in their fields, as it is today, and it is calculated that it will be financially disastrous. In this transformation, the management and orchestration of network and service applications has been recognized as the biggest challenge facing the Telecom industry.
For the realization of highly efficient network and service applications, such as the need for an easily managed network slicing service that will work dynamically, it will only be possible if the network and services can be managed flexibly and standardized, easily and properly. Considering scalability, complexity, multi-cloud computing, as well as the collection and processing of huge data; management solutions for next generation networks and services can be highly "flexible", standardized, easy and fast to install as it needs platforms that can quickly integrate with high bandwidth and low latency, "automatic" and "smart" solutions.
Transforming the outdated CO (Central Office) is a great opportunity for service providers, since 80% of carrier spending is in the network edge, which includes line terminating equipment and central office access. The challenge is to turn the CO into a data center cloud and manage end user experience through softwarization and virtualization. With smart COs located on the edge, fixed access (residential & enterprise) and mobile traffic are aggregated at the same location, resulting in multi-access edge. In this way, operators can attach their access network to the core by using existing fiber infrastructure, realizing Fixed Mobile Convergence at the edge. As an example, integration of mobile midhaul with fiber optic networks will streamline the use of new and existing fiber infrastructure, decreasing Radio Access Network (RAN) deployment costs and enabling new integrated services.
With the goals mentioned above in mind, Netsia/ARGELA has developed Netsia/ARGELA MAC, a Multi-access Edge Cloud solution that offers CapEx & OpEx savings thanks to the consolidation of multiple access technologies in the same CO, and quick service initialization in the converged platform of mobile, residential and enterprise.
Netsia MAC suite consist of three products:
NETSIA MAC (Multi Access Cloud) is a cloud infrastructure where different use cases may be deployed stand alone or combination of any of them.
NETSIA MAC is designed to allow different “Multi Access” solutions to be deployed in a unified platform, where it is empowered with NETSIA’s outstanding “Slicing” capabilities.