ON1 is pioneering network virtualization product that provides network operators the key to unlocking economic savings in the order of $400M+ per year while paving the way to NFV SDN. It creates an end-to-end operational view of multivendor multidomain networks maximizing the return on sunk investment, producing dramatic savings/improvements in QoS while opening the door to the future.
ON1 supports fixed, mobile networks, and combined fixed/mobile networks.
Below is video of a public demonstration at Telemanagement World in Nice France showing one type of deployment in a typical Telco network.
The ON1 product provides end-to-end automated multi-vendor network orchestration that meets the scale, complexity, and volatility requirements of today’s Telco networks. It produces big savings in operations expenses, while improving quality of service, creating an on-ramp for cost effective deployment of new technologies such as NFV, SDN and 5G, while speeding the development/deployment of new services.ON1 is a game changer for next generation communication service providers due to its ability to address the key management issues accompanying the growing market demand for flexible, agile and cost efficient multi-service support. The market demand is limited by the existing management information silos, hampering flexibility and resulting in operational inefficiency.
Combing ON1’s innovative technology, world-class engineering and deployment
services with their products and services is the smart choice for today’s Telcos and the vendors that sell systems to them.
ON1 Solution Overview
ON1 is an overlay to existing network operations systems. It can be characterized as a “system of systems”. It does not seek to replace any system component that a network operator wants to keep. Rather, it complements all of the other vendors’ systems to produce a highly efficient end-to-end system of systems that lowers costs while speeding delivery of new services and providing an on-ramp to new technologies such as NFV and SDN.
ON1 can be deployed in a variety of combinations of interface points including OSS, BSS, EMS, Controller, and NE’s. ON1 initial deployments can start in one subset of layers and expand vertically and horizontally from there. It is architected to be flexible in deployment to meet each network operator’s unique needs then evolve and grow. Thus, it can also start as fully centralized and move to a combination of centralized and distributed. Similarly, it can start by making recommendations to human operators and move to fully automated operation.
ON1 Public Demonstration
Several deployment approaches have been publicly demonstrated. Above is an edited video of one that was shown at Telemanagement World in Nice France.
Today’s rapidly growing cellular networks and supporting infrastructure create unmanageable complexity, scale and balkanization issues. Multivendor products, heterogeneity, evolving standards, need for supporting legacy devices, and growing customer needs lead to these issues.
Figure 1 is a typical network deployment showing the complexity, scalability and balkanization issues. As a result network operators experience degraded QoS (Quality of Service), network fragility, and increased capex/opex (capital/operational expenses). Balkanization stems from a combination of vendor specific and administrative unit specific management systems, tools and organizations.
Orchestral Networks products – Conductors and Orchestrators - provide a solution for the growing network complexity, scalability and balkanization issues. Conductors provide global optimization while the Orchestrators provide local optimization.
Figure 2 shows a typical deployment using Orchestral Networks’ products. Orchestrators optimize NMS/EMS/NOCs, RAN/Wireline infrastructure and UEs. Conductors provide global optimization by coordinating with individual Orchestrators in real time. Many of the current day technologies rely on databases, which are based on schemas which require downtime in order to update in an environment where the complexity/scale/balkanization/standards evolution demands rapidly changing data models.