STL has announced general availability for programmable FTTx (pFTTX), a software-defined, open, and disaggregated solution that will make fibre networks highly intelligent and responsive. The solution is now listed on VMware telco cloud infrastructure 2.0 openstack edition platform. With the launch of pFTTX solution, STL is bringing software-defined networking to large scale fibre to the home, cell sites and business networks.

pFTTx solution enables cloud- native networks with open interfaces by disaggregating the software from the hardware layer. pFTTx offers core benefits like scalability, faster time-to-market and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), ensuring a better customer experience.

In addition, STL’s pFTTx can be a path-breaking solution to solve the viability challenge in rural connectivity, thereby delivering the promise of gigabit broadband in the underserved areas, and transforming billions of lives.

Commenting on the launch, Gaurav Agarwal, senior director, enterprise and government sales, VMware India, said, “We are excited to partner with STL for their pFTTx offering. STL pFTTx is certified on VMware telco cloud and is an ideal wireline access technology for enterprises that will help them leverage VMware cloud for software-defined network (SDN) and micro-services-based applications. With pFTTx, customers can deploy next-generation XGSPON with VMware, enabling virtual infrastructure for one’s cloud central office.”

Meanwhile, Chris Rice, CEO, access solutions, STL, said, “pFTTX is a cloud-based access network solution that radically elevates the network service providers’ business models. Leveraging VMWare’s cloud platform, pFTTx becomes a platform that helps roll out XGSPON and also integrate with third-party applications to enhance the quality of experience (QoE) and network performance. This helps the customers with better TCO, new revenue streams and improves operational efficiency.”