128 Technology Intros Flexible
August 5, 2020
Technology introduced the newest member of its solution portfolio, the
Flexible Service Edge (FSE). Built upon the proven software from the
company’s widely-deployed Session Smart routing platform, FSE allows
service providers—regardless of their location in their digital
transformation journey—to easily evolve from delivering connectivity to
higher-value services, offering increased revenue and customer
Today, service providers are under extreme pressure to improve margins
for existing services, offer new high margin services, and accelerate
time-to-revenue as they compete with new entrants. To successfully
compete, service providers must deliver services and network analytics
that will enable them to be a more strategic partner to their customers.
FSE introduces a NEW model for the software-defined edge that begins
with managed connectivity and easily expands to deliver higher-margin
services including Managed Router and to even higher-margin services
including SD-WAN, IoT, and SD-Branch all supported by 128T’s Session
It starts with the 128T Layer 3(L3) Network Interface Device (NID). The
L3NID is a new category of NID that serves as the point of demarcation
between the service provider and the enterprise across any access
network (fixed, mobile, etc.). Unlike most L2 NIDs, FSE provides
visibility and analytics into the performance of applications and
services on the network, which allows service providers to better manage
Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and to provide the data and insights
capable of justifying the business case for evolving to a managed router
offering or SD-WAN offering without requiring additional hardware.
the coming of 5G and the litany of new services that will accompany it,
service providers have an opportunity to expand from delivering mere
connectivity services to a higher-level of offerings that provide
transformational benefits for their networks and the bottom line,” said
Andy Ory, CEO 128 Technology. “With Flexible Service Edge, service
providers now have a launching point to deliver a host of new service
offerings that can help them along their journey from managed circuits
to managed SD-WAN, to total digital transformation.”
The L3NID is easily upgraded to a Managed Router to deliver increased
monthly recurring revenue for the service provider as a managed service.
The Managed Router provides IP underlay routing (BGP, OSPF, etc.),
traffic engineering, QoS and L4 firewall capabilities.
And finally, the FSE can be upgraded to the full capabilities of 128T’s
Session Smart Router to deliver on tunnel-free network transformation
initiatives including SD-WAN, SD-Branch, IoT and 5G.