AT&T launches Network Functions on Demand

18 Jul 2016

US based operator AT&T has launched a new Network Functions on Demand service for enterprises in 76 countries and territories.

The new service is designed to help businesses more flexibly manage network services by allowing them to deploy a single universal piece of equipment instead of multiple appliances.

Customers will be able to choose from capabilities including Juniper Networks or Cisco virtual routing, Fortinet virtual security and Riverbed virtual RAN optimization.

In APAC, the new service is now available in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

The service uses the SDN-powered AT&T Network on Demand platform, and is the third service the operator has introduced for the platform. AT&T said that since its launch last year, more than 1,200 businesses have signed up for AT&T Network on Demand services.

“Building networks by deploying network functions in software is a major shift in network design,” AT&T Business Solutions and International CEO Ralph de la Vega said.

“We’ve broken through traditional, cost-prohibitive barriers. Our software platform delivers a simple, flexible and efficient experience for any business, virtually anywhere and any time they need it.”

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