Arrcus | September 23, 2022
Arrcus, the hyperscale networking software company and a leader in cloud-to-edge network infrastructure, today announced its enablement of SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”) to successfully demonstrate automated network slicing over 5G mobile networks and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) applications, running with ArcOS – a key component of Arrcus’ ACE networking software stack. In this demonstration, SRv6 MUP with SRv6 Flex-Algo from Arrcus provided advanced traffic engineering capability to extend a 5G network slice to MEC applications with seamless automation, without the need for additional 5G equipment. SoftBank also verified SRv6 MUP interoperability with 5G equipment in its laboratory. The yearlong trial will now proceed to the next step, preparing SRv6 MUP technology for commercial deployment.
SoftBank’s pioneering introduction of SRv6 MUP to standards-based 5G will allow mobile traffic to be forwarded flexibly across the transport network and into the cloud – bridging the gap between mobile and native technologies and helping to establish a simplified, cost-effective solution to high-speed connectivity between the mobile networks and applications.
The simplified approach to network slicing enables operators to introduce 5G services like network slicing and MEC commercial with reduced time to market (TTM) with reduced operational complexity.
“Arrcus is excited to work with industry leader SoftBank on this innovative approach, leveraging our ACE platform that is highly programmable with advanced traffic engineering features, to realize the vision of 5G services with a simplified approach,”
Shekar Ayyar, CEO and chairman at Arrcus
SoftBank and Arrcus will showcase this 5G network slicing system in a TM Forum Catalyst Project at the Digital Transformation World (DTW) 2022, to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, during Sept. 20-22 this year. As part of the TM Forum Catalyst project, “Modernizing 5G Service Delivery,” this demo system will show automated MEC application stitching to a 5G network slice. In this demonstration, ArcOS with SRv6 MUP and SRv6 Flex-Algo will be deployed in a virtual laboratory for the demonstration. Arrcus continues to collaborate with additional partners to advance SoftBank’s end-to-end vision.
Arrcus was founded to enhance business efficiency through superior network connectivity. The Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE) platform offers best-in-class networking with the most flexible consumption model at the lowest total cost of ownership. The Arrcus team consists of world-class technologists who have an unparalleled record in shipping industry-leading networking products, complemented by industry thought leaders, operating executives, strategic partners and top-tier VCs.
Blue Wireless | October 21, 2022
Blue Wireless, the first global service provider of LTE/5G wireless network solutions, is pleased to announce that it is extending its portfolio to bring reliable and secure connectivity to field- and frontline professionals. In partnership with Celerway, Blue Wireless now offers enterprises the most powerful and compact mobile connectivity solution in the world, Celerway GO, combined with a range of data options and services.
For a few years, Blue Wireless witnessed the digital transformation of frontline workers. Especially after the global pandemic, new technologies, collaboration tools, and devices have surged across all industries to enable the frontline to collaborate, perform and deliver unique customer experiences – wherever they are.
"Field and mobile workers shouldn't rely on public WiFis, especially consumer-grade devices, for their daily operations. But they also can't go around with a 10kg router in their pockets. This is where Celerway adds value: we bring enterprise-grade, secure connectivity to power employees on the go,"
Audun Fosselie Hansen, CEO, Celerway
For end-users, Celerway's ultra-compact battery-powered router "GO" means true mobility, with built-in modern VPN functionalities for blazing-fast secure access to company resources. For IT, it simplifies procurement, deployment, and management: all devices can be remotely configured, updated, and managed through the cloud.
"Providing reliable, secure, and affordable connectivity to field techs, remote workers and professionals remains a challenge for many businesses. The partnership with Celerway allows us to support them outside the office environment in a flexible, reliable, and cost-effective manner," Ivan Landen, CEO Blue Wireless.
When choosing Blue Wireless for Celerway equipment, businesses can benefit from pre-staging services by network experts, a range of local and international data plans, and bundles with other equipment, such as hand-held devices and smart glasses. Blue Wireless' coverage in more than 80 countries allows for a consistent global solution, ideal for large multinationals.
"We are very excited by this latest addition to our portfolio. We'll keep adding innovative solutions to our line-up to help customers take advantage of the tremendous business opportunities LTE/5G brings for global businesses. Each step brings us closer to our mission of enabling enterprise connectivity for branch and beyond," continues Ivan Landen.
The new line of devices and services will be available from 19 October and are showcased at Blue Wireless experience centres in Singapore, Australia, the Netherlands, and United States. Learn more at www.bluewireless.com/technologies/celerway
About Blue Wireless
Blue Wireless is the first global service provider for LTE/5G wireless connectivity, with a single focus on helping our customers succeed in a wireless world.
We deliver ultra-reliable and flexible connectivity solutions where traditional networks struggle - branches, stores, remote locations, IoT, and the maritime sector, and we do this by bringing together the latest LTE/5G technologies, built expertise, and hands-on team in more than 80 countries worldwide. www.bluewireless.com
Based in Oslo, Norway, Celerway was founded in 2012 to bring the results of advanced research into the real world. Since then, CelerwayOS has been proven with customers worldwide by our OEM partners and our global network of distributors and resellers. Our modern and mobile-first platform enables customers to harness the power of multiple simultaneous wireless and wired connections to take their networks where they need them to be, expanding the reach of their edge and branch networking solutions.
Versa Networks | October 03, 2022
Versa Networks, the recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, and Nabiq of Japan today announced their new partnership to deliver advanced Private 5G services for enterprise customers throughout Japan. Leveraging integrated security, networking and Versa’s platform for hosting 5G Core technology, Nabiq is offering these new capabilities as a managed service for its enterprise customers and local 5G partners, such as Tamagawa Holdings Co., Ltd.
As a result of this partnership, Nabiq is offering new managed services for SASE-delivered Private 5G for the first time in the Japan market. As the first step, Nabiq is providing Versa’s managed service on Tamagawa’s local 5G platform.
Tamagawa Holding Co., Ltd. is planning to deliver the Private 5G sharing service, which provides Private 5G capabilities to enterprises on Tamagawa’s on-premise 5G platform. Nabiq manages the installation and operation of Tamagawa’s platform with its skills and experience in the wireless broadband business. Tamagawa and Nabiq have added Versa’s enhanced managed capabilities to the Private 5G sharing service.
Nabiq’s’s cloud-based Private 5G service is delivered from 5G services hosted on AWS, with the on-premise Versa platform hosting the user-plane function (UPF) and control plane function of the Private 5G services at the customer premises, all integrated using service-chaining with Versa Operating System (VOS)™.
“Nabiq provides the support for enterprise end users and partners such as Tamagawa that develop the local 5G services,” said Tomohito Takatsu, President, Nabiq. “Local 5G enables high-speed wide-bandwidth and low-latency data transmission, and is expected as a communication infrastructure for the remote management in the production lines of Japan’s factories and remote medical operations. These applications require solid security functions. Versa’s SASE is great not only for SD-WAN but also for SD-LAN on which those applications run. Nabiq choose Versa for its excellent security capabilities and its worldwide experience.”
Versa’s VOS enables a unique approach to 5G edge solutions by combining virtual machines with SASE multi-tenancy to enable hosting and slicing of the 5G UPF data plane, connectivity, and security for the 5G control plane. This unique approach enables customers’ sensitive data to remain secured on-site, and delivers the low latency and performance required for AI applications, IOT and sensors. Versa also supports many customers with a single edge platform, which is important in dense metro areas such as Tokyo.
“We are pleased to partner with Nabiq and help bring Private 5G services to enterprises across Japan, Versa is extensible to new and relevant use-cases, especially for service providers to drive new revenue streams for managed services using Versa’s one-box CPE. This use-case application with Nabiq showcases how MSPs can easily build and deploy Private and Local 5G networks with Versa SASE.”
Tony Fallows, Senior Vice President, Global Business Development, Versa Networks
Versa’s unified SASE delivers best-of-breed functions that tightly integrate and deliver services via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both via VOS™ with a Single-Pass Parallel Processing architecture and managed through a Single Pane-of-Glass. Versa delivers SASE services such as Secure SD-WAN, Next-Generation Firewall, Next-Generation Firewall as a Service, Unified Threat Management (UTM) including Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Remote Browser Isolation (RBI), and User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA). Versa’s unified SASE goes above and beyond management console automation integration, by providing the ability to integrate networks, points of presence, policy definitions, application definitions, agent logic, and data lakes.
As the leader in SASE, the fastest growing security and networking category, and executing on SASE services for years, Versa is the only solution proven to deliver the industry’s leading and differentiated architecture for high performance and security. Dell’Oro Group listed Versa as the 2021 SASE market share leader with 84-percent market share for the unified category in its 4Q21 Network Security Quarterly Report; and Frost and Sullivan ranks Versa as the #2 worldwide market share leader in SASE. Gartner has identified Versa SASE as having the most SASE components out of all 56 vendors Gartner evaluated. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) also found that Versa SASE has the most SASE supported functions, as published in its industry report.
About Nabiq, Inc.
Nabiq provides wireless broadband environment combining fixed broadband, fixed line, and its own Wi-Fi cloud platform to enterprise customers such as hotels, hospitals, enterprise offices, and schools. It is a total Wi-Fi solution with security and flexible authentication functions based on its own unique Wi-Fi platform on the cloud, which covers Wi-Fi Access point placement design, installation, and operation. Nabiq expands its sphere to local 5G services utilizing its skills and experience.
About Tamagawa Holdings Co., Ltd.
Tamagawa Holdings Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of wireless equipment, measuring instruments, information equipment, and industrial equipment. Its operations are carried out through the following segments: Electronics and Telecommunications Equipment, Renewable Energy System Sales, and Renewable Power Plant. The Electronics and Telecommunications Equipment segment develops, manufactures, and sells attenuators, splitters, couplers, switches, filters, optical-related electronic equipment, and millimeter wave products. The Renewable Energy System Sales segment sells photovoltaic modules and power conditioners. The Renewable Power Plant segment develops solar power plants and sells power generated by the power plants to electric companies. The company was founded in November 1968 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
About Versa Networks
Versa Networks, the leader in SASE, combines extensive security, advanced networking, industry-leading SD-WAN, genuine multitenancy, and sophisticated analytics via the cloud, on-premises, or as a blended combination of both to meet SASE requirements for small to extremely large enterprises and Service Providers, and via the simplified Versa Titan cloud service designed for Lean IT. Thousands of customers globally with hundreds of thousands of sites trust Versa with their networks, security, and clouds. Versa Networks is privately held and funded by Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Artis Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Liberty Global Ventures, Princeville Capital, RPS Ventures and Triangle Peak Partners.