Germany’s WOBCOM eases service delivery by disaggregating its edge network

April 16, 2024
The German-based ISP uses RtBrick routing software on open hardware to deliver business and residential services.

WOBCOM, a regional Wolfsburg, Germany-based ISP, is partnering with RtBrick to deliver Layer-3 broadband and Layer-2 Ethernet services to customers across a disaggregated network edge, using open switches from UfiSpace.

The service provider delivers Ethernet business services up to 100Gbps and residential IP services with symmetrical 1Gbps throughput from their new disaggregated edge.

These services were traditionally provided within closed, monolithic routing systems, but RtBrick claims network disaggregation decouples hardware and software to deliver a more flexible, scalable, and lower-cost network.

WOBCOM has deployed RtBrick’s software on UfiSpace S9510-28DC switches around the city. These switches can each deliver 800Gbps of throughput and support thousands of subscribers in distributing their BNG functions close to the network edge.  WDZ GmbH, a sister company to WOBCOM, integrated the disaggregated solution and plans to offer its integration expertise to other ISPs in Europe.

“Network disaggregation allows us to innovate by independently selecting the best software for our use case and the open hardware we choose to run it on,” said Jan Marienfeldt, Network and Infrastructure team lead at WOBCOM. Using RtBrick’s routing software gives us greater flexibility and allows us to deliver high throughput to both our business and residential customers for less cost.”

For related articles, visit the Optical Tech Topic Center.
For more information on high-speed transmission systems and suppliers, visit the Lightwave Buyer’s Guide.
To stay abreast of fiber network deployments, subscribe to Lightwave’s Service Providers and Datacom/Data Center newsletters.

Sponsored Recommendations

Coherent Routing and Optical Transport – Getting Under the Covers

April 11, 2024
Join us as we delve into the symbiotic relationship between IPoDWDM and cutting-edge optical transport innovations, revolutionizing the landscape of data transmission.

Data Center Network Advances

April 2, 2024
Lightwave’s latest on-topic eBook, which AFL and Henkel sponsor, will address advances in data center technology. The eBook looks at various topics, ranging...

Supporting 5G with Fiber

April 12, 2023
Network operators continue their 5G coverage expansion – which means they also continue to roll out fiber to support such initiatives. The articles in this Lightwave On ...

FTTx Deployment Strategies

March 29, 2023
Cable operators continue to deploy fiber in their networks at anincreasing rate. As fiber grows in importance, proper choices regardinghow to best fit fiber to the home together...