– With Programmability at the core of the network, PODS brings more flexibility and service excellence to data networks
– PODS drastically reduces total cost of ownership for network operators
STL [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], a global data networks innovator, launched MantraPODS, in presence of Ram Sewak Sharma, TRAI Chairman. MantraPODS is a programmable open disaggregated solution for networking that completes the fully integrated FTTxMantra solution launched in IMC 2018. FTTx MANTRA is an end-to-end FTTxas-a-service solution that enables swift roll-out of Fibre-to-the-Point (FTTx) networks.
Networks are primarily built by a combination of hardware and proprietary interfaces that can only work when put together. Not only does the combination raise the total cost of ownership, it also makes it difficult for operators to maintain the network. They further face difficulties in launching new services due to the complex requirements of hardware and software integration. MantraPODS brings the flexibility by offering customized solution per the varying business requirements and challenges.
Key features and benefits of MantraPODS are as follows:
- Programmability at both hardware and software level allows operators to seamlessly launch new services and manage networks
- Use of Open API and Interfaces defined by the open communities brings in vendorneutrality and personalisation, reducing total cost of ownership
- Hardware and Software Disaggregation opens up opportunity for new players to launch services across the whole network or in specific layers
- Intelligent solutions with the combination of Fibre, White-boxes, software platforms and network applications
While unveiling MantraPODS, Ram Sewak Sharma, TRAI Chairman said, “It is really exciting to see the growth in 5G. There is a shift that is required towards bringing the adoption of wireless connectivity and I congratulate the entire STL team for being the growth-driver of this industry.”
Programmable network requires many components to work together especially when you add features of compute, storage and processing to the essential networking requirements of switching, routing and security,” said Dr. Anand Agarwal, Group CEO, STL.” At the launch event he highlighted “STL MantraPODS brings together all these features with an open source architecture, taking the burden of design and integration away from the operator. We are delighted to launch PODS in an easy to use, integrated small form format, with impressive features.”
On the first day, STL’s technology leaders participated in various sessions highlighting on the need for intelligent connectivity, growing requirement of digital infrastructure and how new technologies like 5G, IoT (Internet of Things), Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can innovate the business model. Additionally, there were demos and walkthrough at STL booth. One could experience next-gen technologies like drone-led surveys, AI bots and robotic cable blowing for hyper scale network design and deployment along with STL’s full product suite.
About Sterlite Technologies Ltd – STL
STL is a global leader in end-to-end data network solutions.
We design and deploy high-capacity converged fibre and wireless networks. With expertise ranging from optical fibre and cables, hyper-scale network design, and deployment and network software, we are the industry’s leading integrated solutions provider for global data networks. We partner with global telecom companies, cloud companies, citizen networks and large enterprises to design, build and manage such cloud-native software-defined networks.
STL has innovation at its core. With intense focus on end-to-end network solutions development, we conduct fundamental research in next-generation network applications at our Centres of Excellence. STL has strong global presence with next-gen optical preform, fibre and cable manufacturing facilities in India, Italy, China and Brazil, along with two software-development centres across India and one datacentre design facility in the UK.