In a significant stride towards transforming network services in Africa and the Middle East, CMC Networks, a global Tier 1 service provider, has forged a strategic partnership with German network solution provider aconnic. The collaboration aims to usher in the era of network function virtualization (NFV) for service providers across these regions, leveraging the cutting-edge uSphir OS & NFV platform from aconnic.
Set against the backdrop of Cape Town, South Africa, the partnership will see the integration of aconnic’s uSphir OS & NFV platform into CMC Networks' CMC Fusion™ Network as a Service (NaaS) offering. This dynamic collaboration is poised to accelerate service deployments, offering customers in Africa and the Middle East unparalleled speed, flexibility, and innovation.
Designed for disaggregated networks, aconnic’s uSphir OS & NFV platform seamlessly integrates hardware, software, and applications from multiple vendors, ensuring carrier-grade network performance. The collaboration with CMC Networks paves the way for service providers to benefit from service delivery automation, revolutionizing the landscape of new deployments at scale. “
NFV enables service providers to deploy services in new and innovative ways, delivering the value customers are expecting with added speed and flexibility. CMC Networks’ customers will be able to select any virtual network function (VNF) and any hardware platform with our open uSphir ecosystem, which is a significant value-add.”
The uSphir OS & NFV platform offers open network disaggregation, transforming any whitebox into a fully operational universal Customer Premises Equipment (uCPE). This turnkey solution embraces the benefits of open-source software while providing the security, performance, management, and orchestration features crucial for service providers.
Marisa Trisolino, CEO of CMC Networks, expresses excitement about the collaboration, stating, “Fast, flexible, and on-demand service delivery is critical to the efficient operations of the modern service provider, and a key driver for revenue growth. It’s great to collaborate with a partner that shares our vision for innovation and next-generation connectivity services in Africa and the Middle East.”
With a robust network spanning over 110 service locations and a strong presence in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific, CMC Networks is at the forefront of this transformative partnership. As the industry witnesses the convergence of expertise and innovation, the visionaries at CMC Networks and aconnic are set to reshape the digital landscape, unlocking new possibilities for connectivity in the fast-evolving markets of Africa and the Middle East.