Intelligent Switching Services

Evolving the Intelligent Network

The telecommunications industry is undergoing a sea change that is driving both network transformation and business model paradigm shifts. Traditonal carriers are faced with a constant rise in demand for network capacity and density. They must reduce both total cost and time to market.

The network equipment makers are searching for attractive alternatives to proprietary hardware that needs to be more software-defined to deliver digital services at scale. 

The very relationship between network equipment makers and service providers is being up-ended because of mega trends:

  • Transition towards an agile software-defined architecture 
  • Open networking and bare metal switches 
  • Expectations for programmable network hardware / silicon and white label solutions
  • Unprecedented bandwidth demands from consumers at access requires OEMs to enhance the infrastructure with higher capacities (10G – 400G)
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Our Intelligent Switching services brings the power of a suite of enabling software solutions to accelerate new product development across core, access and aggregation networks.

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Our Services

Our flagship Intelligent Switch Solution (ISS) along with our SDN/NFV frameworks enable equipment vendors to gain competitive edge in the fast growing SDN/NFV market. ISS includes a Carrier Ethernet software solution which has been widely deployed in various Carrier Ethernet network elements in access, aggregation, transport, backhaul, edge and core networks for various OEMs across the world with more than 100+ customers deployments.

Some of our services include:

Product Strategy/Consultancy

Aricent product strategy services help OEMs identify critical market requirements for Intelligent Switching and translate them into specific product requirements.

Product Design and Development

Aricent has expertise in extensive design and development of modular system architecture, system design, system engineering,

OAMP (Operations, Administration, Management, and Provisioning); and platform re-engineering spanning the wireless, wireline and data centre domains.

Testing and Integration

Our competence in testing domains such as product validation, interoperability, regression testing, managed testing and certification has been honed over multiple customer engagements.

We also help TEMs ensure interoperability with equipment from a variety of vendors, and perform MEF-9/MEF-14 compliance testing for the pre-certification of Carrier Ethernet services.

Lifecycle Extension

We help OEMs to introduce multiple platform variants/form factors and feature enhancements to handle end customer demands and stay competitive in the market.

In the Production cycle, OEMs typically have the following challenges:

  • Migration to newer platforms / form factors require huge R&D investments (for eg, Chassis to Pizza box form factor / Broadcom to Marvell platform)
  • Service providers delaying network upgrades - Forces OEMs to sustain mature product lines & extend the life of products in End of Life (EOL) phase
  • Need for introducing low cost routing & switching products for cost-sensitive markets, to stay competitive; Entering new markets and geographies with a need to launch differentiated products under aggressive timelines
  • Keeping in pace with the Technology Innovation and balancing between new product / feature roadmaps and sustaining product lines

 

Field Deployment

We assist customers in deployment services, work closely with customers on field trials, customer focus testing and deployment testing.

 We offer Level 2/Level 3 field support and for customers. We work closely with Carrier/Service Providers and provide technical consulting on their network planning phases.

Our Differentiation

  • Our enabling software solutions and frameworks, combined with comprehensive product engineering services, enable customers to accelerate new product development across core, access, and aggregation networks.
  • We offer flexible engagement models for our professional services, including a time-and-material (T&M) model with offshore/onsite delivery, and a fixed price model based on an agreed upon scope of work (SoW).
  • Aricent has consistently enabled equipment manufacturers to deliver high-quality products over the past 15 years across multiple broadband technologies and applications.

 

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