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To Break Free from Traditional Networking, IP Infusion Partners with Net Plan IT to Deliver 5G Networks for Portugal’s ISPs

IP Infusion | November 03, 2021

IP Infusion, a leading provider of network disaggregation solutions for telecom and data communications operators, announced a partnership with Net Plan IT, a provider of mobile and Internet telecommunications solutions, based in Portugal, to deliver best-of-breed disaggregated networking platforms to Internet Service Providers in preparation for 5G services. Net Plan IT will integrate IP Infusion’s OcNOS® network operating system to its disaggregated networking portfolio and offer service providers an alternative to traditional legacy network vendorsThe partnership aims to expand the customer base within Portugal’s Altnet community as well as Africa, mainly PALOPs and Brazil. The Altnet community, a growing sector of independent digital infrastructure providers, are working together to create cohesive interconnected next generation networks. These network operators are challenging the traditional networking approaches with disaggregated networking which enable them to achieve unprecedented agility, choice and drive down the cost of their infrastructure.

IP Infusion’s carrier-grade disaggregated networking solutions allow network operators to create innovative services and accelerate new revenue streams. Its validated network operating system, combined with the choice of best-of-breed hardware, supports a diverse range of networking use cases. With IP Infusion’s advanced support services, network operators can migrate seamlessly to an end-to-end disaggregated networking solution that delivers lower Total Cost of Ownership.

“This partnership with Net Plan IT will allow IP Infusion to tap into Net Plan IT’s customer base and experience in designing, deploying and supporting complex networks. More network operators will be able to accelerate this disaggregated networking with solutions that will help them achieve unprecedented agility and choice and for their network infrastructure,” 

-Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion.

We are excited to add IP Infusion into our portfolio of networking solutions that help our customers to migrate to new system with local support, less risk, and cost efficiency,” said Rui Silva, CEO of Net Plan IT. “With our network management platform and IP Infusion, we can help build new disaggregated networks for upcoming 5G services.

OcNOS is the industry’s first full-featured modular extensible network OS for white box open networking solutions offering advanced capabilities that include extensive switching and routing support ranging from MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), PTP (Precision Timing Protocol) and APIs/protocols for SDN (Software Defined Networking). OcNOS features hybrid, centralized or distributed network support; scalable, modular high-performance network; and a robust data plane built on merchant silicon.

About Net Plan IT
NET Plan IT provides its fundamental values of Quality, Diversification, and Innovation to satisfy the needs of its customers, suppliers, and stakeholders. Net Plan IT is a trusted telecommunications technology and solutions provider committed to successfully delivering solutions that enable digital transformation to build a connected global community. From the edge of the cloud, our applications reliably enable next-generation communications and media companies, defense, public safety agencies, and utilities to plan, design, monitor, protect and simplify 5G network complexity, independent of provider, network unbundling, disaggregation network, IoT, Cloud, AI, NFV, and SDN ecosystem. Additional information can be found at http://www.netplanit.pt

About IP Infusion
IP Infusion enables disaggregated networking solutions for carriers, service providers and data center operators. We provide network OS solutions for today’s networks to allow network operators to reduce network costs, increase flexibility, and to deploy new features and services quickly. IP Infusion is a solution provider of the OcNOS® and ZebOS® network operating systems to our more than 300 customers and is an integrator and customer service provider for DANOS-Vyatta edition and Commercial SONiC Distribution. IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. Additional information can be found at http://www.ipinfusion.com

IP Infusion, ZebOS, and OcNOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of IP Infusion. ACCESS is registered trademarks or trademarks of ACCESS CO., LTD. in the United States, Japan and/or other countries. Northforge Innovations is a registered trademark of Northforge Innovations, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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