Odine Solutions, Versa Networks deploy SD-WAN core for Turkcell

13 June 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Odine Solutions and Versa Networks have successfully deployed a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) core in Turkcell’s network.

The deployment, which represents Turkey’s first commercial SD-WAN solution for a Tier-1 operator, will enable Turkcell’s corporate customers in Turkey with end-to-end software-defined and secure connectivity infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).

“SD-WAN is not only a major step forward in our digitalisation journey but more importantly it helps customers lower their costs and simplify their operations through central management while enabling real-time application visibility capabilities,” said Gediz Sezgin, CTO at Turkcell.

“We chose Odine Solutions and Versa Networks based on their expertise in network transformation. Our decision has been reinforced throughout the deployment by the speed, from testing to rollout.”

With the fast rollout, Turkcell provides the cutting-edge technology SD-WAN to its corporate customers. SD-WAN deployment allows customers to use internet, VPN and Security services on a single customer premises equipment (CPE). Multiple connection types like ADSL, fibre, MPLS and cellular can be used simultaneously. Security services like NG-FW and UTM can also be provided to customers on the same single CPE. By aggregating multiple connections, customers experience fast data speeds at low cost in SD-WAN.

“We are proud to deploy an SD-WAN core successfully with Versa Networks for the world’s first digital operator Turkcell. SD-WAN will be one of the most significant milestones in operators’ digital transformation journey,” said Alper Tunga Burak, managing partner at Odine Solutions.

Chris Kenny, VP of EMEA sales at Versa Networks, added: “Versa is delighted to partner with Odine and Turkcell to deliver state-of-the-art SD-WAN technology and SD-security for our mutual enterprise customers in Turkey. SD-WAN is becoming a mainstream technology and the timing is good to accelerate our market reach into Turkey and other EMEA growth markets.”