Ensemble Connector wins Telecoms World Award

ADVA Optical Networking today announced its Ensemble Connector won the 2017 Telecoms World Award for vendor innovation.

The high-performance software hosting platform for virtual network functions (VNFs) was recognised at the winners’ ceremony in Dubai for its “openness and simplicity”.

By employing the Ensemble Connector, communication service providers (CSPs) are able to avoid vendor lock-in and deploy best-in-class software for VNFs.

The solution provides operational simplicity and streamlines deployment.

Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble Division at ADVA Optical Networking, said: “We’re delighted that our Ensemble Connector won the Telecoms World Award for vendor innovation. This accolade validates the hard work of everyone in our virtualisation team. It confirms that our NFV strategy of delivering flexibility, efficiency and agility to CSPs is resonating with the industry.

“What makes us stand out is that we offer CSPs the opportunity to leverage virtualisation, automation and orchestration as tools to create, activate and assure dynamic new services. As we continue to innovate with cloud-native networking solutions, it’s exciting to see that a panel of independent analysts recognises the powerful network transformation that comes with deploying our NFV technology.”

Ensemble Connector enables CSPs to use VNFs from a variety of suppliers and thereby offers CSPs unrivalled choice – choice of hardware, software and deployment location.

Stephan Rettenberger, SVP, marketing and investor relations, ADVA Optical Networking, added: “I’m very proud that our Ensemble Connector is continuing to win so much industry acclaim. The demand to move from hardware-based services to software-based, cloud-native solutions is growing by the day and is only going to accelerate.

“Ensemble Connector is an important enabling technology for CSPs to provide their customers with a simple, rapid installation experience and enables them to securely deploy multiple software-based services on a single uCPE installation. With operators like Verizon, Masergy and DartPoints already utilising our Ensemble products to provide agile, cost-efficient services, we’re showing the world that our technology delivers the promise of NFV today.”

CSPs can also unleash new service innovation instantly, explore experimental service offerings and create try-before-you-buy programs for new dynamic services.

Written from press release by Leah Alger