January 13, 2016
CENGN, Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (NGN), and Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., today announced that Fujitsu has joined as the consortium’s newest member.
The organization is a consortium of industry, academic and research leaders whose goal is to accelerate the commercialization of next generation communications solutions.
CENGN’s multi-vendor data centre houses an OpenStack production environment connected to a WAN enabling connectivity speeds of more than 100 Gbps. The environment is used to validate and test the performance and interoperability of proof-of-concept (PoC) end to end offerings based on emerging network technologies such as SDN and NFV.
“Fujitsu will be a great addition to our membership,” said Ritch Dusome CENGN president and CEO. “Fujitsu will provide significant value considering their NGN expertise, technical competencies, and robust product and development environment. This global collaboration is required to accelerate the development and introduction of new SDN and NFV products and services.”
CENGN’s members include Alcatel-Lucent, Allstream, BTI Systems, Cisco, EWA Canada, EXFO, Invest Ottawa, Juniper, Mistral Ventures, Rogers, TELUS and Viavi.
“Fujitsu is thrilled to be partnering with CENGN to accelerate SDN and NFV commercialization,” said Igor Bergman, vice president and head of the software business unit at Fujitsu Network Communications. “The communications network industry is changing in ways that will have far-reaching effects on service providers, as networks become more dynamic, virtualized and automated.”
Fujitsu is already collaborating with CENGN members on a Proof of Concept (PoC) for Multi-layer Data Connectivity Orchestration. This project will demonstrate an end-to-end multi-layer SDN orchestration of an MPLS-based WAN over Optical infrastructure, allowing real-time operations across multi-vendor platforms.