XL Axiata, one of Indonesia’s leading telecommunications service providers, has deployed Packet Design technologies to ensure optimum service delivery over its IP/MPLS mobile and core networks.
XL Axiata chose the Packet Design Explorer Suite, including its Carrier SDN analytics and automation capabilities, to improve troubleshooting, automate traffic engineering to avoid link congestion, and mitigate risk as it expands and rolls out new services.
The Explorer Suite uniquely correlates always-current routing and path behavior with traffic flows and network infrastructure performance to reveal how routing events and failures affect service delivery.
With these real-time, historical, and predictive analytics, XL Axiata can plan, implement, and assure its services effectively. For example, as the service provider deploys new routers and upgrades link capacity, it is using the Explorer products to predict the impact of changes, simulate new workloads, and test failure scenarios to build a more resilient network.
To further ensure resiliency, XL Axiata is using the Explorer SDN Traffic Engineering (SDN-TE) application, which leverages the Explorer SDN Platform’s real-time telemetry, analytics, and policy-driven path computation and optimization engine. For instance, link failures occur frequently in the region due to fiber optic cables being cut on the ocean floor and construction damaging equipment on land. To ensure that customer service delivery remains constant when these failures occur, the SDN-TE app automates the difficult and time-consuming engineering task of re-balancing network loads.
To do this for XL Axiata, the Explorer SDN-TE app calculates and creates Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP-TE) tunnels to shift traffic from heavily congested links to lightly used links. This results in better overall use of network resources and smoother service delivery.