PRWeb | October 25, 2023
AireSpring, a leading global managed services provider and next generation aggregator specializing in Managed IT, Network Services, and Unified Communications, is pleased to announce that it now offers Fortinet's Managed SASE SD-Branch solution comprised of FortiGate Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) with SD-WAN, FortiAP Secure Wi-Fi Access Points, and FortiSwitch Secure Ethernet Switches.
The complete solution now includes fully integrated and Managed Wi-Fi access points and switches for users and infrastructure accessing the internet and cloud applications—a necessity in today's business environment. With built-in security, intelligent application visibility and control, and streamlined compliance, Managed Fortinet SASE SD-Branch protects networks against threats while ensuring productivity and simplified network management. The solution helps solve local connectivity challenges and Wi-Fi interference and congestion issues--all managed under a single pane of glass, thus reducing the strain on IT teams. AireSpring's Managed Fortinet's SD-Branch solution offers a host of features and benefits, including:
Cloud-native and cloud-hosted with end-to-end visibility.
Unified management to simplify operations and ensure consistent policy enforcement and compliance.
Seamless deployment, indoors and outdoors.
A user-friendly interface.
Simplified electrical power and Wi-Fi setup.
Mesh networking to distribute Wi-Fi access across large spaces.
Tri-Band Radio Access Point for connectivity using different frequencies.
Optional on-site field services for site surveys, installation, and wiring.
Optional LTE-based backup Managed Wireless WAN connection.
Real-time proactive monitoring and remediation through our 24/7/365 network operations center.
We're thrilled to introduce Fortinet's Managed Wi-Fi Access Point and Switch solution to our partners and their customers, stated AireSpring CEO Avi Lonstein. This industry-leading product is indispensable in today's Wi-Fi-reliant environment and, along with our personalized customer service, speaks to AireSpring's commitment to delivering crucial, customized solutions to enterprises with unique business needs.
Founded in 2001, family owned and operated AireSpring is an award-winning global managed services provider and next-generation aggregator specializing in Managed IT, Network Services, and Unified Communications, serving thousands of businesses worldwide. AireSpring provides fully managed and connected end-to-end, next-generation solutions and personalized customer service to multi-location enterprise customers. Services include Global Managed SD-WAN and SASE, Managed Security, Unified Communications, SIP Trunking, and Global Business Internet. AireSpring offers its solutions through a diversified network of channel partners that includes technology solutions distributors (TSDs), managed service providers (MSPs), and value-added resellers (VARs).
As part of its fully managed solution, AireSpring provides access to hundreds of carriers and cable companies in the US and around the globe, delivering a seamless single-source solution with one bill and one point of contact for AireSpring partners and their customers.
Business Wire | October 17, 2023
IP Infusion, a leading provider of open network software and solutions for wireline and mobile network operators, today announced a strategic partnership with NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader. NTT DATA and IP Infusion are collaborating for go-to-market open networking solutions to bring enhanced disaggregation, scalability, and choices to network operators.
NTT DATA (part of NTT Group) is a global innovator of IT and business services headquartered in Tokyo that offers consulting, industry solutions, business process services, IT modernization and managed services. NTT DATA will offer IP Infusion Cell Site Routers, Routed Optical Networking, Aggregation Router and Data Center software products, including bundled solutions, on a broad portfolio of white box hardware.
This collaboration for expanding broad connectivity was initiated by the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), including TIP solutions for Disaggregated Cell Site Gateways (DCSG) or Cell Site Routers and Cassini for Routed Optical Networking projects. Both NTT DATA and IP Infusion are members of TIP, which is driving development and deployment of open, disaggregated, and standards-based technology solutions to advance global connectivity.
“We are deeply committed to accelerating network disaggregation throughout our global ecosystem of customers and partners,” said Teodoro López Palacios, Partner, Telecom Sector at NTT DATA Europe & LATAM. “IP Infusion is a proven leader in open networking, providing award-winning and field-tested solutions that reduce total cost of ownership while expanding services. We are excited to help propel innovation, greater access, and better network outcomes to more users.”
“The systems integrator role is important for the TIP community, and the IP Infusion and NTT DATA alliance is a big step forward for bringing disaggregated solutions to a diverse range of use cases,” said Kristian Toivo, Executive Director of Telecom Infra Project. “NTT DATA and IP Infusion have long demonstrated deep expertise in open network solutions and this collaboration will help create a stronger, more flexible supply chain, supporting high-quality connectivity.”
We are pleased to partner with NTT DATA to drive further market penetration for open networking, said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion. It’s great to be working with NTT DATA, a trusted global innovator for business IT solutions, which clearly understands the powerful potential of network disaggregation. We are proud to be furthering TIP’s ideals for expanding open networks and paving the way for a connected future.
Along with this partnership with NTT DATA, IP Infusion continues to receive acclaim for its products and services. This spring, leading independent global provider of technology industry insights GigaOm designated IP Infusion as Leader and Outperformer for the third consecutive year in all three of its 2023 Network Operating System Radar Reports. The IP Infusion software platform was identified as the most complete of the more than 20 NOS vendors GigaOm analysts evaluated, outperforming incumbent providers including Cisco and Juniper.
In addition, TIP recognized IP Infusion’s Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG) solution with the TIP Validated Solution Gold Badge in 2022. IP Infusion’s software was recognized for satisfying the stringent requirements set by the TIP Open Optical Packet Transport Project (OOPT) group for the DCSG.
About IP Infusion
IP Infusion manufactures open network software and solutions for carriers, service providers and data centers. With hundreds of customers and thousands of deployments, IP Infusion is a market leader in Network Operating Systems. Our flagship software platform OcNOS® allows network operators to disaggregate their networks, streamline operations, and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Network OEMs may also disaggregate network devices to expedite time to market, offer comprehensive services, and achieve carrier grade robustness.
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 and OcNOS are trademarks or registered trademarks of IP Infusion. ACCESS is a registered trademark or trademark 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.
GlobeNewswire | September 26, 2023
SOLiD, the leader in cellular in-building mobile coverage, and ASOCS, a leading provider of private 5G network software, today announced a partnership to deliver a complete O-RAN-compliant solution for private 5G and Industrial IoT (IIoT) networks. The joint solution enables rapid deployment of scalable private 5G campus networks with intelligent real-time positioning using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum.
The new private 5G network solution comprises the SOLiD CBRS O-RAN Radio Unit (O-RU), the ASOCS CYRUS® virtual O-RAN Distributed Unit (O-DU) and Centralized Unit (O-CU), and ASOCS Hermes NGP real-time positioning software. The CBRS-compliant solution, certified by the OnGo Alliance, empowers a range of mission-critical Industry 4.0 use cases, such as manufacturing automation, predictive maintenance, real-time asset tracking, and occupational health and safety.
The SOLiD CBRS O-RU complies with O-RAN ALLIANCE fronthaul specifications, supporting 4G LTE and 5G New Radio (NR) in standalone (SA) or non-standalone (NSA) architecture. The O-RU is compatible with various virtual or physical baseband products via an eCPRI interface. To improve private 5G network service agility, scalability, and efficiency, the SOLiD Fronthaul Multiplexer (MUX) technology eliminates the need for dedicated bandwidth for each RU, enabling more economical use of the CBRS spectrum.
“With the power of AI, the ASOCS software-as-a-service solution enables a cloud-based private 5G network with real-time indoor/ outdoor positioning intelligence to connect data-driven Industry 4.0 edge applications with high accuracy and low latency,” said Niv Zimmerman, vice president of solutions, ASOCS. “Together with SOLiD, we offer a unique, comprehensive solution for deploying private 5G and IIoT networks in a scalable model.”
“SOLiD is at the forefront of innovating connectivity with Open RAN architecture, changing how mobile network operators, system integrators, and manufacturers build tomorrow’s networks,” said Yong Hoon Kang, Ph.D., chief technology officer, SOLiD Americas. “The powerful combination of the SOLiD CBRS O-RAN Radio Unit and ASOCS software unleashes 5G to enable fast, turnkey deployment of robust and secure private in-building networks that transform the business environment.”
“With low latency, fast data speeds, high reliability, and solid security, the true promise of 5G over CBRS is to enable Industry 4.0 applications for greater productivity and profitability,” said Alan Ewing, executive director, OnGo Alliance. “The SOLiD and ASOCS collaboration is an outstanding example from two of our members of how 5G NR and CBRS come together to deliver exceptional performance.”
SOLiD and ASOCS have completed multiple interoperability tests proving the performance of their Open RAN technologies. To learn more, visit SOLiD and ASOCS in meeting room #1178 at MWC Las Vegas, September 26-28.
SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular at many of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues — from the busiest airports and subways to Fortune 500 corporate buildings, hospitals, hotels, universities, sports venues, government, industrial, and logistics facilities. SOLiD continuously innovates to deliver best-in-class connectivity solutions that scale to every need. For more information, visit www.solid.com/us.
ASOCS provides a fully virtualized private 5G network solution, along with 5G real-time positioning services for enterprises that require mission-critical, data-driven applications. ASOCS products are delivered on a scalable software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, enabling companies to easily implement private 5G networks and benefit from high network reliability, enhanced security, and low latency. For more information, visit www.asocscloud.com.
GlobeNewswire | September 12, 2023
Casa Systems (Nasdaq: CASA) today announced that UScellular selected the Company’s new AurusLINK Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) outdoor device to provide a high-speed broadband internet solution for homes and businesses. Casa Systems’ AurusLINK was selected for its compact, self-install outdoor design that quickly and reliably connects to the 5G network for a superior FWA broadband internet experience.
With nearly five million customers nationwide, UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States. Its Home Internet customer base has doubled over the past 18 months, and it recently celebrated passing 100,000 customers. As UScellular looks to accelerate its Home Internet growth, Casa Systems’ AurusLINK – which is being branded as the ‘UScellular Outdoor Receiver’ – will expand the operator’s addressable market with an FWA device that is simple to install by customers across diverse urban, suburban, and rural markets. In addition, it reliably and consistently delivers true broadband speeds – eliminating the challenge many in-home 5G gateways face with poor signal strength and slower speeds.
“With its nationwide 5G footprint and diverse spectrum assets, UScellular is an innovative wireless operator that selected the AurusLINK as a complete, self-install solution to fuel the expansion of its Home Internet service to more customers,” said Steve Collins, SVP of Access Devices at Casa Systems. “UScellular’s customers will enjoy superior coverage and seamless connectivity as our devices and smartphone app ensure the optimal signal and performance to reduce product returns and churn issues associated with more traditional in-home 5G gateways. We look forward to working with UScellular to continue to provide access devices that maximize the capacity, reach and performance of their 5G network.”
Similar in size to a smartphone, the AurusLINK/UScellular Outdoor Receiver addresses the needs of today’s customers with its compact design and simple, self-install device that provides immediate internet service. Leveraging over a decade of fixed wireless expertise including several large deployments with Tier 1 operators around the world, Casa Systems’ FWA offerings deliver an unmatched user installation experience with the world’s most advanced tools. This complete solution equips customers with everything necessary for installation in various locations including an easy-to-use app with step-by-step instructions and network intelligence to locate the best 5G signal.
“Adding a self-installed external device to our in-home connectivity solutions gives our customers more flexibility to choose the option that provides the best performance for them,” said Eric Jagher, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at UScellular. “We are committed to providing our customers with fast, reliable connectivity, and Casa Systems offers proven technology that delivers reliable, high-performance 5G services that will make a real difference in our customers’ lives.”
Beyond FWA, the two companies are collaborating on bringing innovative hardware and software solutions to market to support UScellular’s growth strategies.
For more information about Casa Systems’ extensive FWA portfolio, visit https://www.casa-systems.com/product-categories/fixed-wireless/
About Casa Systems, Inc.
Casa Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASA) delivers the core-to-customer building blocks to speed 5G transformation with future-proof solutions and cutting-edge bandwidth for all access types. In today’s increasingly personalized world, Casa Systems creates disruptive architectures built specifically to meet the needs of service provider networks. Our suite of open, cloud-native network solutions unlocks new ways for service providers to build networks without boundaries and maximizes revenue-generating capabilities. Commercially deployed in more than 70 countries, Casa Systems serves over 475 Tier 1 and regional service providers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.casa-systems.com/.