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Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy (Vendor)

The OTS software platform enables a high degree of abstraction and virtualization of the underlying Intelligent Transport Network. This provides a simplified programming model that enables service providers to develop applications that rapidly deliver innovative services with guaranteed SLAs while using their network resources as efficiently as possible.

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Nuage
Nuage Networks ' Virtual Network Services is an SDN-based service connecting data centers, wide area networks and remote locations. VNS is based on Nuage's Virtualized Services Platform, which reduces the cost and complexity of networking in open cloud environments and extends VSP to branch locations. Customers include managed service providers, as well as financial services institutions and healthcare firms.

VNS lets enterprises rapidly deploy business applications in data centers and network them directly to users, wherever they are.

Nuage technology is based on the four key principles of SDN: abstracting the complexity of IP networking from IT and applications, automating complex workflows, improved visibility and manageability, and policy-based controls, to reduce opex and capex and gain market advantage.

Nuage's SDN solution has been deployed by more than 16 customers, including service providers, cloud providers and multinational enterprises.

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ConteXtream
ContexNet 4.0 is an OpenDaylight-based carrier-grade distributed SDN fabric to enable NFV in mobile, broadband and cable networks, with the ability to control flows on a per-subscriber basis. Demonstrated use cases include vGi-LAN vIMS/SBC virtualization and SDN-enabled vEPC. These use cases can be applied to mobile, fixed and cable networks.

ContexNet has been deployed by major Tier 1 carriers since 2010. Version 4.0 has open interfaces with RESTful APIs for integration with VNFs and physical network functions.

In addition to OpenDaylight, ContexNet 4.0 supports OpenStack and OpenFlow and operates at line speeds, supporting millions of subscribers with customized service profiles.

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Parallel Wireless
Parallel Wireless's LTE Access Controller (LAC) uses SDN to solve the scalability problems of deploying small cells. The configuration process used for LTE macrocell deployments doesn't scale for mass deployment of small cells. Configuration and provisioning of small cells need to be reduced to a few hours, with similar simplification for networking maintenance.

The same goes for ongoing network maintenance -- it needs to be simplified and costs reduced. SON on LAC provides plug-and-play configuration and hands-free ongoing maintenance.

LAC automates and manages any backhaul. Operators can add wired backhaul as the business demands. The LTE Access Controller automates adding new wired backhaul as it automatically re-balances the mesh load and distributes routes.

LTE Access Controller is being deployed by EE , the UK's largest mobile operator, as part of its planned 4G wireless rollout to 1,500 rural communities by 2017.

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The Leading Lights 2015 winners and newest class of Hall of Fame inductees will be unveiled at the Leading Lights awards dinner, which will be held the evening of Monday, June 8, at Chicago's Field Museum. The star-studded soirée will follow a day of special workshops covering topics such as SDN, 5G and Carrier Ethernet for the Cloud that take place ahead of Light Reading's Big Telecom Event (BTE), which this year is being held at the McCormick Place Convention Center on June 9 and 10. (Details and the agenda are on our show site, Big Telecom Event.)

— Mitch Wagner, Circle me on Google+ Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn profileFollow me on Facebook, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading. Got a tip about SDN or NFV? Send it to [email protected]

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