Enea partners CMC Networks for next-gen SD-WAN

Enea partners CMC Networks for next-gen SD-WAN

04 October 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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CMC Networks has selected Enea’s NFV Access as the software platform for its second generation software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) solution. 

The Enea NFV Access is a virtualisation and management platform optimised for deployments on Universal Customer Premises Equipment (uCPE). It gives CMC Networks' SD-WAN solution, CMC - Rapid Adaptive Network, with a compact and open virtualisation layer, giving carriers and service providers the flexibility to bring their own Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and build best-of-breed solutions. 

"We are excited to bring our new solution to market, since SD-WAN is important to make carrier and enterprise customer networks reliable in a region where network access is often inconsistent." said Marisa Trisolino (pictured), CEO, CMC Networks. "Thanks to Enea NFV Access, we can offer the most flexible SD-WAN service possible, and build a platform from which we can easily extend our customers' SDN offering beyond SD-WAN, without changing any of the edge-based infrastructure."

CMC Networks' customer portal and orchestrator are integrated with the Enea uCPE Manager, providing end-to-end management and automation including Zero Touch Provisioning. The CMC - Rapid Adaptive Network is currently available to customers in the African and Middle Eastern region.

"We are very proud that CMC Networks, the largest communications service provider in the Middle East and Africa, choose Enea as their uCPE software platform, added Adrian Leufvén, SVP OS business unit at Enea. “Since there is less network legacy in the region compared to Europe and the US, service providers and carriers are quicker to adopt new technology. As one of the first customers for Enea NFV Access, CMC Networks clearly shows its technology leadership through its innovative and flexible SD-WAN solution."

In the August/September issue of Capacity Magazine, Marisa Trisolino spoke to Capacity about how CMC is delivering the much needed network resilience to the region and a little on her personal journey as a woman in telecoms.