Adtran’s FSP 150 edge compute device successfully trialed by Telstra

Feb. 29, 2024
The solution boosts the capabilities of edge computing services.

Fiber networking and telecommunications company Adtran announced on Feb. 27 that its FSP 150 edge compute device has been successfully trialed by Telstra.

Telstra reports that it successfully facilitated the management and operation of small applications at the device edge by incorporating Red Hat’s OpenShift software directly onto Adtran’s hosting platform.

The solution reportedly enables multiple applications to run on one device, an approach that Adtarn says will empower businesses to derive new value from their existing hardware and reduce inventory sprawl and power usage.

Channa Seneviratne, Telstra’s technology development and innovation executive, said in a press release, “This initiative pushes the boundaries of how device edge capabilities will enhance the way businesses operate, helping them do more with less and generate more value from existing hardware. Alongside simplification, this trial demonstrates how we can enable a more distributed and intelligent network with better resiliency, performance, and workload distribution. It’s another step forward in our ambition to unlock more value for customers and continue to drive technology leadership.”

Adtran reports that the benefits of hosting applications at the network edge include stronger security, better data management, improved network reliability, and streamlined deployment and management of applications. 

Anthony Camilleri, APAC CTO at Adtran, said in the press release, “Together with Telstra and Red Hat, we’re helping transform traditional edge hardware into versatile devices capable of running multiple applications. By enabling operators like Telstra to host VNFs directly at the network edge, we’re optimizing response times and reducing the need for extensive backhaul bandwidth, leading to significant energy and OpEx savings.”

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