DZS (NASDAQ:DZSI) has announced a new customer, which comes aboard via its recent acquisition of cloud automation platform developer RIFT (see “DZS buys RIFT for network orchestration and software automation play”). Canadian service provider TELUS has chosen the newly christened DZS Cloud End-to-End Orchestration and Automation (E2EO) platform, based on RIFT’s RIFT.ware, for orchestration and life cycle management of virtual applications and services and opening the door to advanced capabilities such as network slicing.
The DZS Cloud E2EO open, modularized, cloud-native software orchestration platform is designed to simplify the development and deployment of end-to-end-services, networking, and use-cases on any cloud. Features and capabilities it supports include OpenRAN or vRAN virtual network functions (VNFs) and containerized network functions (CNFs), 5G network slicing feature packs, FTTx network orchestration, enterprise-oriented universal customer premises equipment (uCPE), and SD-WAN, according to DZS. Its open design enables incorporation of VNFs and CNFsfrom other vendors as well.
“As part of our Customers First priority, TELUS remains laser-focused on redefining how services are delivered for our customers and driving greater operational efficiencies in our network,” said Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO of TELUS. “We are excited to move from trial of the DZS Cloud End-to-End Orchestration and Automation platform to commercial deployment, driving virtualization, simplifying management across our network, and equipping our users with better self-serve options. TELUS continues to be at the forefront of technology advancements, including our recent recognition as the premier Netflix streaming experience provider in Canada. DZS Cloud will enable us to disrupt traditional business models and we look forward to working with the DZS team to innovate and deliver on the promise of open networks, virtual services and a software-centric future.”
“To effectively compete and fulfill the promise of 5G and next generation 10-gig and connected premises solutions, service providers need to rapidly design and instantly deliver and manage new services for customers,” added Charlie Vogt, president and CEO of DZS. “TELUS is one of the most advanced, forward-thinking and innovative communications companies. Ibrahim and his team are visionary, rigorous in their technical evaluation and embody an unwavering commitment to accelerating digital transformation. We are thrilled to have been selected by TELUS and I look forward to working with Ibrahim and his team to implement a state-of-the-art orchestration and automated network designed to reduce the cost and time to market for products and services through network virtualization – exceeding customer expectations, lowering churn and increasing ARPU.”
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