HSINCHU, Taiwan and NETANYA, Israel and MONTREAL, Canada, May 23,2023 – Edgecore Networks, a leading provider of traditional and open network solutions for enterprises, data centers, and telecommunication service providers, today announced a new partnership with Exaware and FONEX Data Systems, Inc. to provide Optical Line Terminal (OLT) access routers to communications service providers (CSP) using transceivers from Tibit Communications.

By using a pluggable Tibit transceiver to provide networking services in fiber-to-the-curb (FTTx) applications, CSPs reduce infrastructure costs by as much as half that of traditional equipment.

“Open networking solutions enable carriers to rapidly build new capacity,” said Nanda Ravindan, VP of Product Management, Edgecore Networks. “As the first hardware vendor to contribute open platforms to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), Edgecore Networks is enabling carriers to reduce the cost of network deployment while moving toward a more consistent and open infrastructure across the network.”

Open networking solutions have been increasingly popular in CSP networks since 2016 when the Broadcom DNX family of chipsets was released.

“Exaware’s unique multi-service access solution, including onboard device support for native Tibit MicroPlug SFP+ OLT pluggables and software environment, offers CSPs a simple alternative to using traditional fixed chassis-based OLT and switch router devices at the access and edge locations of the network,” said Reinhard Florin, VP of Global Sales & Marketing, Exaware. “Exaware’s network operating system, ExaNOS, is a carrier grade networking software that runs on any Broadcom DNX-based hardware. The combined Exaware, Edgecore, and Tibit solution collapses carrier grade IP/MPLS routing, switching, and OLT functionality into a single, hardened 1 rack unit (RU) device that is extremely scalable and cost effective.”

The longstanding systems integration expertise of FONEX will enable carriers to implement a cost-saving solution for multi-service access routers at all points of the network.

“FONEX is thrilled to partner with Exaware and Edgecore, and to keep advancing the adoption of open 10G PON solutions,” said Pasquale Ricciardi, CTO, FONEX. “We strongly believe in the future of open networking, and we recognize that successful partnerships are key to making open access networking more powerful, efficient, and accessible.”

The Tibit transceiver integrates the OLT functionality of a single passive optical network (PON) fiber into an SFP+ form factor that can be plugged into a router or switch SFP+ socket. The Tibit pluggable transceiver can be easily integrated into a carrier grade Ethernet switch. Unlike the closed and proprietary approaches of traditional OLT vendors, Tibit’s open OLT technology enables rapid PON deployment in any environment.

The unified multi-service access router solution with Broadcom DNX-based hardware from Edgecore Networks integrated with ExaNOS software and Tibit MicroPlug transceivers is available now from Exaware. For more information, please contact sales@exaware.com or visit https://www.exaware.com/solutions/access/#tibit.

About Edgecore Networks
Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM. Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for the data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers. For more information, visit www.edge-core.com.

About Exaware
Exaware is a leading provider of disaggregated and open networking solutions for carriers, service providers, and data center operators. Exaware access, aggregation, edge, and peering network solutions enable network operators to reduce network costs, increase flexibility, and deploy new features and services faster. For more information, visit www.exaware.com.

About FONEX Data Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1989, FONEX Data Systems Inc. (FONEX) is a leading supplier of carrier-class telecommunications equipment. The company advises Canadian, American, and European Service Providers and network operators on the latest Access network technologies. Challenged by the explosive demand for bandwidth, need to differentiate their service offerings, and transitioning to a virtual network, FONEX understands the worries and uneasiness that Service Providers are experiencing. For more information, visit www.fonex.com.