OneAccess And Axiros Form A Strategic Alliance For Faster, Smoother And Cheaper Business Services’ Rollouts
The two companies combine efforts to ensure service provisioning for business services can be as rapid and low-cost as for residential services, and commit to improving the global TR-069 standard
Clamart, France: December 2011 – OneAccess, the European market leader in multi-service access routers and carrier Ethernet access devices, today announced its new strategic alliance with Axiros, the network-provisioning solutions company. Their aim is to drive lower operating costs and faster time-to-revenue for SME and branch-office telecoms services. Customers of OneAccess and Axiros, who include most of Europe’s operators, will benefit from the companies’ closer collaboration on product interoperability. Customers will also profit from both companies’ commitment to implementing optimum business-services orientated provisioning capabilities ‘out of the box’. Moreover, the alliance will concentrate upon translating its co-developed service-provisioning templates for OneAccess-powered business services into suggested improvements to the Broadband Forum TR-069 standard.
Denis Behaghel, CTO of OneAccess Networks, says, “Crunching operating costs is the key consideration in SME/branch office service deployments, while accelerated time-to-revenue continues to be driven hard by operators. This is an area where OneAccess has always added value for its operator customers, and through our partnership with Axiros we will protect them even more.
Axiros Automatic Configuration Server (ACS) solutions are regularly used by our customers to optimise the cost of deploying and managing OneAccess router platforms out in the field. As leading exponents of TR-069, Axiros understand the hidden potential of that standard from a business-services perspective. What’s more, the alliance has invested much into defining a solution to encapsulate standard Command Line Interface commands into TR069 requests, which extends considerably the flexibility of TR-069, and can form the basis of a turnkey-provisioning solution.”
Gunther Klessinger, Axiros’s founder and Managing Director of Strategy and Innovation, says, “Operators understand that without centralised management; i.e. provisioning, monitoring, campaigns and real-time support – they simply do not have a business case for SME and branch-office services. But the TR-069 standard was developed with residential services in mind, and does not currently allow for many of the advanced parameters of business services. This is why we have bridged that gap with out-of-the-box capabilities for OneAccess routers, which remove the need for service-provisioning development projects.
This alliance with OneAccess ensures that complex business services can be innovated, grown and widely deployed without incurring a provisioning-related OPEX penalty. Our technology allows the lessons and opportunities learned with TR-069 in the residential market to benefit business services. We do this by delivering lower development, rollout and management costs with a faster time to market.”
Axiros ACS solutions and OneAccess ONE Series MSARs are all fully interoperable and support the optimum light/zero-touch provisioning of new services and service upgrades. As part of the alliance, new product developments by each company will ensure this interoperability carries forward to future solutions and service deployments. OneAccess and Axiros also plan to join forces on co-marketing their efforts to new and existing customers worldwide in 2012.
What is TR-069?
TR-069 (‘Technical Report’ 69) is a Broadband Forum technical specification called CPE WAN Management Protocol (CWMP) that defines an application layer protocol for remote management of end-user devices. Often referred to as a ‘standard’, TR-069 has been widely adopted since being first published in 2004. As a bidirectional SOAP/HTTO-based protocol, it provides the communication between customer premises equipment (CPE), such as multi-service access routers, and automatic configuration servers (ACS). See www.broadband-forum.org for more details.
About OneAccess Networks
Incorporated in 2001, OneAccess Networks (www.oneaccess-net.com) is a leading manufacturer of multi-service routers and carrier Ethernet access devices enabling major telecoms service providers to deliver business-grade managed services profitably. OneAccess supplies routers to over 110 service providers including 4 of the top 5 largest telecoms operators in Europe. OneAccess is the number 2 branch office router vendor worldwide. By using mass customisation techniques OneAccess router solutions can be precisely tailored to meet the stringent demands of the business managed services market enabling superior performance, management, reliability and services innovation.
Axiros is the European market leader in open device and service management solutions based on the number of provisioned devices and operators using Axiros products exclusively for Device Management. Axiros was established in 2002 and is based in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.axiros.com.
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