UTStarcom’s Software-defined Open Packet Optical (SOO) Platform is designed with several major concepts in mind:
- Decoupling of the control plane from the data plane, leading to virtualization of underlying network infrastructure (NFV).
- Optimized centralized automated network operation through orchestration of virtualized network resources utilizing network-wide knowledge of a network topology, available resources and a network and elements status updated online.
- Availability of open API to SOO Platform’s Control Layer.
As a result, customers and operators turn over from the bottom of the network hierarchy to the top by gaining unprecedented programmability, automation, and network control, which enable them to build highly scalable, flexible networks that readily adapt to changing business needs.
The solution consist of 3 major parts: