08 March 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Zeetta Networks and Ixia have partnered together to provide new network capabilities for network operators.
Using Zeetta Network’s
NetOS solution coupled with Ixia’s Hawkeye
solution, operators have access to new capabilities that
include real-time and on-demand visibility to network and
application performance in network slices, and across common
physical network infrastructure.
Zeetta Networks and Ixia have partnered together to provide
new network capabilities for network operators.
Using Zeetta Network’s NetOS solution coupled
with Ixia’s Hawkeye solution, operators have
access to new capabilities that include real-time and on-demand
visibility to network and application performance in network
slices, and across common physical network infrastructure.
Speaking exclusively with Capacity Vassilis
Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks, said: "what we are doing
with our technology is setting up pipes of connectivity from
point A to point B, what Ixia is doing is almost setting up a
probe at both point A and B and tests to make sure that the
pipe we’ve set up conforms to the specification we
need. But it’s the importance of having an
independent third party to verify this."
On the decision to partner with Ixia over any other testing
companies, Seferidis said: "Ixia is one of the most respected
third party technology testing companies around, they test
networks, devices, all different kinds of technologies and it
was very important for us to work with the leaders in that
Zeetta Networks’ NetOS multi-tenant dynamic
network slicing and monitoring platform enables the
configuration, provisioning, managing and optimisation of
end-to-end virtual network slices. By coupling this with Ixia
Hawkeye, managed service providers can create network services
and applications as part of their offering. Resulting in more
available, reliable, and valuable services for end users, while
network owners and operators get improved network agility
whilst having reducing network operating expenditures.
"Through our partnership with Ixia, our respective
technologies are creating new business models for
infrastructure owners, allowing tenants to manage and control
their own network slice. The Zeetta Networks’
platform creates streams of data analytics concerning network
traffic and end-user behaviour that will enable new creative
applications that third parties are building on top of the
NetOS platform", added Seferidis.
He explained that because you can guarantee connectivity
through this technology, you can you can ensure that it is
maintained through the measurements/monitoring of
"For example if you’re a service provider and
you want to deliver 10Mbps to the home, continued Seferidis.
"You can guarantee that this is going to be 10Mbps and not up
to 10Mbps. You can guarantee those things instead of promising
or making a best effort to achieve those speeds."
Seferidis was recently appointed to the board of the
Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA), a move
that he says plays into the decisions made at Zeetta Networks
because it’s "another network focused on the cable
and developing fibre optic networks in big cities making it a
part of the 5G global network proposition."
For the rest of the year he says that company is going to
continue its 5G deployment and engagement with bigger players
in the market. Particularly with vendors and projects,
especially those coming from the department of Digital,
Culture, Media & Sport.
Independent Networks Cooperative Association,