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ADVA’s Ensemble Activator network operating system is the first in the industry with MEF 3.0 certification

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News summary:

  • MEF-certified solution includes ADVA Ensemble Activator software running on the Edgecore open-cell site gateway platform

  • Certification Proves Value of Disaggregated Network Operating System (NOS) for Building Next-Generation Open Network Infrastructure

  • The DCSG developed by TIP frees MNOs from proprietary systems and supports the best vendor-independent networks

MUNICH, March 01, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADVA (FSE:ADV) today announced that its Set activator The carrier-grade network operating system (NOS) is now MEF 3.0 certified as part of a multi-vendor system. While this certification is well established with hardware products, ADVA’s Ensemble Activator is the first software solution on the market to achieve MEF 3.0 certified status. This award proves that a disaggregated, multi-vendor product can meet the most rigorous industry standards and underscores the value of open ecosystems for delivering next-generation mobile services in a software-defined networking (SDN) environment. The certified solution includes Ensemble Activator, specially developed for white boxes under the Telecom Infra (TIP) project, running on Edgecore’s innovative DCSG open hardware design.

“Achieving MEF 3.0 certification with our Ensemble Activator network operating system gives mobile network operators (MNOs) a clear path to the benefits of separate software and hardware. It opens the door to unprecedented levels scalability, efficiency and flexibility in large, geographically dispersed multi-vendor transport infrastructure,” said Mike Heffner, General Manager, Edge Cloud, ADVA. “Our MEF-compliant operating system will enable MNOs around the world to accelerate their digital transformation, and now they can embrace disaggregation and diversification with confidence in technologies that meet the best industry standards.

MEF certification is the industry’s most trusted benchmark for standardizing Carrier Ethernet equipment. To achieve MEF 3.0 complaint status, ADVA and Edgecore’s multi-vendor system underwent a comprehensive series of rigorous testing, evaluating its ability to deliver the highest levels of performance under extreme operating conditions. The DCSG specification was developed by a community of joint operators within TIP’s Open Optical & Packet Transport (OOPT) project group and is one of the first projects to introduce open, standards-based disaggregated hardware and software for use in telecommunications transport networks. Additionally, as a holder of a TIP Compliance Ribbon for DCSG, ADVA’s NOS is now featured on the TIP Exchange, which helps service providers easily evaluate technology solutions and partners.

“Today’s announcement is a key milestone for disaggregated, vendor-neutral network solutions. It establishes that open, disaggregated solutions can deliver the carrier-grade robustness, efficiency, and scalability needed for deployment in the most demanding network environments,” commented Heimdall Siao, President. Edgecore networks. “Edgecore’s hardened DCSG platform with ADVA’s Ensemble Activator enables MNOs to rapidly expand their backhaul infrastructure to 100 Gbps and 25 Gbps interfaces and provides precise time synchronization capabilities for strictest 5G mobile network. These disaggregated solutions allow MNOs to better control their network infrastructure and improve their total cost of ownership throughout the deployment lifecycle. Already compliant with TIP specifications, our common solution is now labeled MEF 3.0. For MNOs looking to modernize their infrastructure, our solution demonstrates that it is possible to escape vendor lock-in and leverage the capabilities and benefits of open disaggregated solutions for mobile networks. »

“Today’s news highlights the impact of our support for collaboration and interoperability and shows how the work of the TIP community is reshaping the landscape of networking technologies. With MEF 3.0 certification, ADVA and Edgecore’s TIP-incubated DCSG will enable more MNOs to harness the power of openness and disaggregation to reduce costs, increase innovation, and extend high-quality connectivity across the globe,” said said Diego Mari Moreton, Head of Technology and Connectivity Ecosystems at Meta and Head of the TIP OOPT Project Group, “This solution has been proven to meet the needs of the most demanding mobile networks. It demonstrates that MNOs can take advantage of the benefits of disaggregation without sacrificing performance and paves the way for mass deployment of 5G services.

About ADVA
ADVA is an innovation-driven company focused on helping our customers succeed. Our technology is the building blocks of a shared digital future and strengthens networks around the world. We continually develop breakthrough hardware and software that dominates the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It is these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services essential to today’s society and to imagine a new tomorrow. Together, we are building a truly connected and sustainable future. For more information on how we can help you, please visit us at www.adva.com.

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ADVA Optical Networking SE, Munich, Germany
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