We discuss the following topics in this blog:
- STL’s New Network Software (NSW) as a boost for the XaaS economy
- STL taking on the digital plunge.
- NSW 2.0 portfolio going beyond enabling digital transformation journeys
In addition to these topics, we shall also be answering the following FAQs:
- What is an Optical Fibre Cable?
- What is WiFi?
STL’s New Network Software (NSW) Portfolio is everything that CSPs need to leapfrog to the top of the evolution in this Anything-as-a-service (XaaS) economy.
Some of the largest new-age businesses today, such as Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, Netflix, and several others, have either come out of the ‘Anything-as-a-Service’ economy or have found a way to create a new as a service revenue model in their legacy businesses.
If you are in the business of selling steel, or automobiles, or any other sector for that matter, going digital is not just the cool thing to do but the only means for survival. The same is true for telecom service providers who find themselves at the crossroads of digital disruption that presents a huge challenge to them while at the same time a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to morph into a digital business.
How Did STL Take on the Digital Plunge?
We gave this task to our engineers, and they came up with something that exceeded our expectations. Whether you want to create XaaS services, unlock new business models, or camouflaged segments within the enterprise landscape, STL’s new Network Software Platform (NSW) covers all that and more. The new sophistication in our platforms, efficacy in network operations, and technology affordability create those fluid B2B2X experiences—we bring it all together with our DevSecOps delivery.
NSW 2.0 enables telcos to expand their service portfolios to offer new suites of digital services, addressing new vertical markets, with strong revenue growth potential.
But you’d think anyone who promises a seamless journey has to be hiding something. Well, you’re right. We’re hiding the complexities that go behind enabling this. Our cloud-native, microservices, open architecture-based products and solutions are the reason why we are able to make your digital and post-digital journey remarkably smoother.
Transformation, however, comes with its own set of challenges. It is a path laden with constraints on the network and infrastructure. To enable this, we’ve set up public cloud availability of our Digital BSS on AWS and Microsoft Azure public clouds. We also augment our transformation capabilities by leveraging automation, orchestration, and intelligence. And of course, this couldn’t have been possible without our inimitable tech stack, our tribal knowledge and our 20 years of rich software experience.
How Does NSW 2.0 Transcend Beyond Just Digital Transformation?
That said, our NSW 2.0 portfolio goes beyond enabling digital transformation journeys. What’s the transformation any good if you can’t monetize it? So, we created an end-to-end WiFi stack and 5G monetization capabilities that can kick-start your new business lines and help you meet your business objectives. These 5G-enabled products from STL are a mix of Non-Standalone and Standalone capabilities.
With a range of capabilities available in the public cloud, effective processes, and the right architecture to create, orchestrate, and monetize 5G, the NSW 2.0 portfolio helps telecom service providers in boosting their capabilities. Be it network slicing use cases such as enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), or URLLC or other 5G use cases such as IoT, IIoT, B2B2X, or cross-telco platforms.
NSW 2.0 enables platformification of services and helps the services providers build monetization opportunities via open architecture concepts bringing agility and allowing them to integrate easily with the wider ecosystem of partners and vendors. STL provides not just the Marketplace framework consultancy but allows the customers to pick and choose the essential components from the suite of STL products and services to work alongside their existing stack.
But the proof lies in the pudding. That’s why we already have several customers who’ve embarked on this journey with us. Right from telecom networks in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Middle East & Africa to those in Norway and Albania, service providers, and large enterprises from across the globe stand testament to our innovative solutions.
STL’s NSW 2.0 is also compliant with Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Wireless Broadband Alliance, TM Forum, and O-Ran Alliance. It is based on the open database and advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms that allow the platform to adhere to strict GDPR compliance.
So, all set to transform your business and create new monetization opportunities? Get in touch with us for a demo or a proof of concept and we’ll help you propel your business to the next level. Visit url: https://www.stl.tech/network-software-products/
What is an Optical Fibre Cable?
An optical fibre cable is a cable type that has a few to hundreds of optical fibres bundled together within a protective plastic coating. They help carry digital data in the form of light pulses across large distances at faster speeds. For this, they need to be installed or deployed either underground or aerially. Standalone fibres cannot be buried or hanged so fibres are bunched together as cables for the transmission of data. This is done to protect the fibre from stress, moisture, temperature changes and other externalities.
There are three main components of a optical fibre cable, core (It carries the light and is made of pure silicon dioxide (SiO2) with dopants such as germania, phosphorous pentoxide, or alumina to raise the refractive index; Typical glass cores range from as small as 3.7um up to 200um), Cladding (Cladding surrounds the core and has a lower refractive index than the core, it is also made from the same material as the core; 1% refractive index difference is maintained between the core and cladding; Two commonly used diameters are 125µm and 140µm) and Coating (Protective layer that absorbs shocks, physical damage and moisture; The outside diameter of the coating is typically either 250µm or 500µm; Commonly used material for coatings are acrylate,Silicone, carbon, and polyimide).
An optical fibre cable is made up of the following components: Optical fibres – ranging from one to many. Buffer tubes (with different settings), for protection and cushioning of the fibre. Water protection in the tubes – wet or dry. A central strength member (CSM) is the backbone of all cables. Armoured tapes for stranding to bunch the buffer tubes and strength members together. Sheathing or final covering to provide further protection.
The five main reasons that make this technology innovation disruptive are fast communication speed, infinite bandwidth & capacity, low interference, high tensile strength and secure communication. The major usescases of optical fibre cables include intenet connectivity, computer networking, surgery & dentistry, automotive industry, telephony, lighting & decorations, mechanical inspections, cable television, military applications and space.
What is WiFi?
Put simply, WiFi is a technology that uses radio waves to create a wireless network through which devices like mobile phones, computers, printers, etc., connect to the internet. A wireless router is needed to establish a WiFi hotspot that people in its vicinity may use to access internet services. You’re sure to have encountered such a WiFi hotspot in houses, offices, restaurants, etc.
To get a little more technical, WiFi works by enabling a Wireless Local Area Network or WLAN that allows devices connected to it to exchange signals with the internet via a router. The frequencies of these signals are either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz bandwidths. These frequencies are much higher than those transmitted to or by radios, mobile phones, and televisions since WiFi signals need to carry significantly higher amounts of data. The networking standards are variants of 802.11, of which there are several (802.11a, 802.11b, 801.11g, etc.).