Next Generation Central Office - Converged Edge Architecture
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2021
True to its strategy and vision, stc used technology as an enabler to open new horizons for market penetration. Bearing in mind the cost and financial challenges facing most existing communications service providers (CSPs) around the globe, stc paved the way for the industry to enable FA (fixed access) and MA (mobile access) virtual functions convergence on a shared infrastructure. This provides DSPs the ability to dynamically allocate their infrastructure resources for fixed and mobile workloads based on business needs. This enables stc to provide a unified digital service experience across fixed and mobile access, allowing for a true fixed and mobile convergence from both an infrastructure and service offering perspective. To demonstrate the business value realization from this technology adoption, stc collaborated with Intel, Nearby Computing, VMware and Cisco on a proof-of-concept project, based on Intel’s Converged Edge Reference architecture.