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STL Launches Programmable FTTx Powered by VMWare for Broadband Connectivity, Open Networking


Dallas, United States – LIST [NSE: STLTECH], a leading digital network integrator in the industry, today announced the general availability of Programmable FTTx (pFTTX), a software-defined, open and disaggregated solution that will make fiber networks highly intelligent and responsive. The solution is now listed on the VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure 2.0 OpenStack Edition platform. STL has been a pioneer in optical connectivity for over 25 years. Now, with the launch of this solution, STL offers a software-defined fiber optic network at scale to home, cellular and commercial networks.

With the rise of advanced consumer applications, networks must be highly scalable and agile while delivering low latency and intelligence at the edge. Service providers need to support these essentials and have on-demand control over the entire network. STL’s disruptive pFTTx solution, with many industry firsts, enables cloud-native networks with open interfaces by disaggregating software from the hardware layer. pFTTx delivers key benefits such as scalability, faster time to market and lower total cost of ownership, ensuring a better customer experience

Additionally, STL’s VMware-powered pFTTx may be a breakthrough solution to solving the challenge of rural connectivity sustainability, delivering the promise of gigabit broadband in underserved areas and transforming billions of lives.

Speaking at the launch, Gaurav Agarwal, Senior Director of Corporate and Government Sales, VMware India, said: “We are delighted to partner with STL on their pFTTx offering. STL pFTTx is certified on VMware Telco Cloud and is an ideal wired access technology for businesses that will help them take advantage of VMware Cloud for SDN-based applications and micro-services. With pFTTx, customers can deploy next-generation XGSPON with VMware, enabling virtual infrastructure for their central cloud office.

Commenting on the launch of pFTTx, Chris Rice, CEO, Access Solutions, STL, said, “pFTTX is a cloud-based access network solution that dramatically elevates the business models of network service providers. By leveraging the cloud platform of VMWare, pFTTx becomes a platform that allows to deploy XGSPON and also to integrate with third party applications to improve QoE and network performance. This helps customers with a better total cost of ownership, new revenue streams and improves operational efficiency. “