Lebanon's Ogero Trials Nokia Fixed Access Network Slicing

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Ogero, Lebanon's fixed network services provider is among the first operators globally to commercially trial Nokia's Fixed Access Network Slicing (FANS). 

The solution helps to solve the long-lasting challenge of fixed infrastructure sharing and enables Ogero to create several discrete network slices over its existing Fiber-to-the-home network in a fully programmable way. Once deployed, Ogero will be able to provide customers with a virtual slice that looks, feels and operates just like a physical network. 

The solution leverages Nokia's market leading software-defined access portfolio with its cloud-native software platform Altiplano and SDN programmable Lightspan FX OLTs. Ogero provides all the telecom network infrastructure in Lebanon covering more than 12,000 KM of laid fiber optics cables reaching over one million subscribers.  The trial demonstrates how Ogero can use slicing to maximize the usage of its fiber access infrastructure and provide a virtual portion to Mobile Operators, Data Service Providers (DSPs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) challenged with building their own networks.

Imad Kreidieh, Chairman and CEO, Ogero
As a pioneer in this field, Nokia was one of the only vendors capable of providing Ogero with a mature and secure software-defined access solution that could effectively meet our unique requirements and timelines.

Sandra Motley, President of Nokia Fixed Networks Business Group
Software-defined access networks will play a key role in revolutionizing conventional network infrastructure management models; helping to simplify operations and deliver better, lower cost services than previously possible.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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