MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Neutrona Networks, an independent carrier providing advanced data solutions within Latin America, has received a top industry award for its creative use of a SDN-WAN Software Defined Network system to efficiently manage their customer traffic throughout the LATAM region using an advanced path computation and flexible service framework model.
Its proprietary developed solution caught the attention of the judges at this year’s Global Carrier Awards ceremony in Paris when they gave Neutrona their Best Data Service Innovation award. The Global Carrier Awards are organized by Capacity Magazine, a leading industry trade publication.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the top experts in our industry through this award,” said Neutrona President & COO Luciano Salata. “Neutrona is redefining the future of telecom by becoming synonymous with innovation. It strives to become the next global market-leader through extended-reach networking and partner programs, and the development and deployment of advanced networking software.”
The Latin American market has experienced rapid growth over the last few years, placing major strains on a regional infrastructure traditionally seen as inadequate. Neutrona responded to the challenge by turning to an independent and neutral strategy that combined its extensive relationships with local access networks and redundant sub-sea cable systems.
While this solution provides network flexibility for its carrier partners, it’s also very complex. Neutrona needed a way to effectively manage both capacity and traffic, or else it would not be able to provide the highest quality service at a competitive price. So it created a WAN Software Defined Networking (SDN) system that uses a hybrid methodology based on specific business rules to ensure data gets to its destination in the most efficient manner possible.
Neutrona earmarked $2.5 million for core network projects in 2014, primarily for the purchase and implementation of its High-IQ Juniper MX-series backbone network, and it unified its service platform in the process. SDN was the next logical step for taking full advantage of this investment. A pilot of Neutrona’s SDN solution has been deployed within a lab environment as well as in selected nodes on its live network. Full-scale deployment is ongoing and is slated for the next coming months.
At the same time, Neutrona has coupled its SDN strategy with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to create virtual routers at each network node. NFV allows Neutrona to run simultaneous regional networks on different AS numbers, so that it can easily migrate services from an old infrastructure to a new one. It also has a pilot program in place that allows its customers to rent “virtual” routers, so it can use Neutrona’s existing network capabilities to build its own regional network to meet its specific business needs.
Initial planning around Neutrona’s current method of traffic engineering began back in late 2013, and intensive work on the development of the SDN system culminated in the submission of a patent application to the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) in March, 2015. It has also invested $10 million in 100Gbps of capacity to its network and will add new subsea cable access points.
A panel of over 20 judges sifted through a record number of submissions before selecting this year’s winners, including Neutrona. But the carrier’s Director of Engineering and Product Management, Daniel Monetto, added that when Neutrona deploys innovated solutions, the real winners are the customers.
“Neutrona provides value and efficiencies that can be difficult, if not impossible, to replicate for wholesale global carriers who wish to do business alone in Latin America,” he said. “The enterprises who rely upon IP/MPLS services are true beneficiaries. They enjoy cost efficiencies, more services, and greater reliability in a region not traditionally known for the same capabilities and performance viewed as commonplace in most of the developed world.”
About Neutrona Networks
Neutrona Networks is a neutral and independent Latin American Carrier, with more than 15 years of experience in the industry to deliver advanced data networking solutions to international carriers in a one-stop shop experience. With a direct presence in 15 countries and extensive network partnerships, Neutrona can cover any location in any city in Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond. Neutrona is the only Latin American network to run on multiple sub-sea cable systems and terrestrial fiber rings combined with extensive network interconnections with most local access networks in the region.
For more information visit: www.neutrona.com