Hughes Systique is an award-winning technology solutions provider that has been instrumental in steering the digital transformation journey of its clients. With its innovative solutions and accelerators in the areas of Networking, Hospitality, Retail, Automotive, Media Streaming, IoT and Security, HSC has helped clients significantly reduce their Time-to-market, optimize their business processes and successfully adapt to the changing business landscape.
Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, USA with development centers in Gurgaon and Bengaluru, India, Hughes Systique is a leading digital transformation solutions provider with best-in-class domain experts, system architects and engineering teams.
In the networking space, HSC's offerings include (and not limited to):
Software defined networking (SDN) and Network function Virtualization (NFV) are the key technologies driving the transformation of the next generation networks. There have been accelerating efforts industry-wide towards swapping traditional networking architectures with SDN/NFV based architectures– to overcome the challenges faced by carriers and enterprises – enormous demand for bandwidth, latency, scalability, reliability and vendor independence etc. Emerging technologies like IoT and MEC need SDN/NFV to deliver an agile and flexible network infrastructure, to handle varying user-demands and diverse network scenarios.
HSC provides engineering services in the following:
Rapid developments in the wireless industry have put enormous pressure on equipment manufacturers’ R&D teams to keep up with changes in specifications, new feature development and maintenance of existing products.
Hughes Systique has been operating in the wireless arena since its inception and has the capability to develop scalable and intelligent solutions that are needed for 5G wireless application development.
HSC is working on several services projects for Tier 1 OEMS in the network equipment manufacturing and test equipment manufacturing space. These services cater to solution architecture, implementation, and field support of C-RAN and V-RAN solutions.
Hughes Systique (HSC) provides end to end engineering services in SDN/NFV domain. HSC’s proficiency in SDN and NFV span across multiple categories.
Cellular traffic offload is emerging as an area of great interest for network providers, as they are struggling to keep up with the exponential growth in mobile data traffic which may eventually choke up cellular network capacity. HSC recognized this trend early on and has developed expertise and solutions in various technologies and implementations which allow the cellular networks to offload data.
HSC started its initiative in SON (self-organizing/optimizing networks) while the specifications were still in their early phases. 3GPP has made significant push in LTE standards to make them more self-manageable and to increase level of automation in operation and maintenance of LTE nodes. HSC has been working in the SON space both as an independent research initiative, as well as for our customers.
HSC has extensive experience in small cell design and development across baseband, protocol stack, backhaul and O&M domain. We have worked on development of 3G and LTE small cells in architecture consultancy and product engineering modes.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an evolved system engineering approach for building complex applications, particularly in the telecommunications and service provider industries, by making effective use of virtualized resources. In the present scenarios, where new applications are difficult to conceptualize and more focus is on consolidation of resources to optimize the cost, NFV helps in reengineering. Check out HSC's multiple offerings in this space.
HSC has an experienced team of network engineers who provide first class product engineering and systems integration services to build, deploy, manage and orchestrate high performance Virtual Network Functions.
NETWORK EDGE RESOURCES
This article focusses on leveraging micro-services architecture for upcoming applications, challenging requirements they pose in their provisioning/deployment/management and how latest trends in virtualization and cloud-computing space can help in resolving these requirements.
As the world advances towards the next generation of communication networks, there is a pressing need for new technology solutions, architectures, and standards. This evolution of communication networks is set to facilitate many compelling business and consumer use cases & accelerate huge investment in networks infrastructure, applications, and devices.
Virtual Network Functions are a new trend in the architecting of network services. In VNF terminology, a single network function is decomposed into multiple modules or services, which are then deployed using a combination of virtual machines and cloud deployment, under the control of an orchestration solution such as Openstack, typically deployed over an SDN networking infrastructure. By disintegrating the service into micro-services and then using sophisticated mediation, orchestration and scaling services, the network operator can have optimal allocation of both computing and networking resources.
Traditional networking using distributed routing protocols are focussed on the needs of the basic network; route discovery, link failure recovery, etc. However, these services by themselves don’t fulfil the requirements of emerging technologies like IoT and MEC – handling multi-vendor devices, heterogenous networks (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, LTE), huge amount of data, faster deployments, management of services etc. SDN promises to deliver an agile and flexible network infrastructure, to handle varying user-demands and diverse network scenarios.
This document enlists some of the key use cases of SDN in emerging next generation networks and how popular SDN controllers like ONOS, ODL can be used to conceptualize these use cases.
Communication technology has been evolving at a fast pace for past two decades. During this time, wireless technology has also gone through many changes. From 3G and 4G, now we have companies expecting and preparing for 5G wireless technology. It’s the fifth-generation technology that might not have arrived yet, but OEMs have already started to make 5G enabled equipment.
Network slicing is a type of virtual network architecture that allows various networks to be created on top of a mutually shared physical infrastructure. These virtual networks are then personalized to meet the particular needs and demands of devices, applications, services, operators or customers. It uses the same principles as those behind network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN). The greater flexibility brought out by network slicing will help address the efficiency, cost, and versatility requirements levied by the future.
Virtualization and cloud are frequently used interchangeably. However, both of these are different concepts. Virtualization is the act of producing a virtual version of something, which includes but is not restricted to a storage device, virtual computer hardware platform, and operating system or computer network resources. Virtualization improves utilization of resources and enables you to pack more applications onto your infrastructure.