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Carrier Access Networking

Unleash the power of 5G, edge, and cloud with disaggregated PON solutions.

A Disaggregated Network Approach

Our team of open networking specialists can help carriers with their networking needs by utilizing open DCSG (Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway), uCPE (Universal Customer Premises Equipment), and vOLT (Virtual Optical Line Terminal) solutions. Open DCSG is a framework for data center networking that allows for the interoperability of different network devices and helps carriers to build flexible and scalable networks. Universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) is a software-defined form of CPE that consolidates multiple network functions onto a single device, reducing the complexity and costs of network infrastructure. vOLT is a virtualized version of an Optical Line Terminal (OLT) which helps carriers to offer virtualized services to their customers, increasing their agility and reducing the time-to-market for new services. By combining these solutions, we can help carriers to create more efficient and cost-effective networking systems while also providing the flexibility to meet changing network demands. Below are some of the reasons carriers choose to go with open networking as opposed to traditional networking.

Cost savings
Open networking solutions are often more cost-effective compared to traditional proprietary solutions, as they allow for the use of commodity hardware and reduce vendor lock-in.

Open networking solutions are more scalable, as they allow for the integration of different network devices and technologies, making it easier for carriers to accommodate growth and changing network demands.

Increased flexibility
Open networking solutions provide greater flexibility in terms of software customization and feature integration, allowing carriers to better tailor their network to their specific needs.

Faster time-to-market
With open networking solutions, carriers can take advantage of the faster development cycles and shorter product release cycles, allowing them to bring new services to market more quickly.

Industry Challenges

There are a number of challenges facing carriers in terms of their network needs:

Increasing Demand for Bandwidth: The growing use of bandwidth-intensive applications such as video streaming, online gaming and cloud services is putting pressure on carriers to upgrade their networks to support higher bandwidth requirements.

Managing Network Congestion: With the increase in data traffic, carriers are facing the challenge of managing network congestion, particularly during peak hours.

Network Security: As networks become more complex and integrated, the risk of cyber-attacks and other security threats is increasing. Carriers must ensure that their networks are secure and protect sensitive data.

Network Interoperability: Carriers need to ensure that their networks are compatible with a variety of devices and services, which requires investment in new technologies and standards.

Managing Network Costs: The cost of deploying and maintaining high-capacity networks is a major challenge for carriers, particularly as they seek to offer competitive services to customers.

Balancing Capacity and Coverage: Carriers need to find the right balance between capacity and coverage to meet the needs of their customers, particularly in rural and remote areas.

Network Reliability: Ensuring that their networks are reliable and available 24/7 is critical for carriers, as downtime can result in lost revenue and damage to their reputation.

Why Hardware Nation?

Open networking can be an excellent option for carriers, but it has risks and complexities. Hardware Nation offers a comprehensive range of industry-specific services to help carriers overcome the challenges of implementing open networking solutions. With a focus on providing expert guidance and support, our team has the experience and knowledge needed to design, deploy and maintain open networking solutions that meet the unique requirements of each organization. We also offer vendor-neutral advice, allowing organizations to make informed decisions about the best open networking solutions for their specific needs. Our commitment to ongoing support ensures that organizations can count on a reliable and available network that is designed for future growth. By working with our team, organizations can reduce risk, increase efficiency, and achieve their open networking goals with confidence.


Assessment and Planning

Our team can assess a customer’s current network and security infrastructure, as well as their specific requirements and goals, to determine the best solution for their needs. We can then develop a comprehensive implementation plan to ensure a successful deployment.

Solution Design and Configuration

Our team can work with customers to design and configure the solution, including the network architecture, security policies, and deployment options.

Implementation and Deployment

Our team can assist with the implementation and deployment of open networking solution, ensuring a smooth transition and minimizing disruption to business operations. We can also help with testing and validation of the solution to ensure it meets customer requirements and expectations.


Our team can help customers integrate the disaggregate solution with your existing network, ensuring a seamless integration and maximizing the benefits of the solution.

Training and Support

Our team can provide training and support to help customers get the most out of their open networking solution, including ongoing maintenance and support. We can also provide advice and guidance on best practices for using and optimizing the solution.

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