Through the arrangement, NTT and ACCESS will conduct research and development on new user interface and user experience technology for IOWN. In addition, by leveraging the global channel ecosystem of IP Infusion, a wholly owned subsidiary of ACCESS, NTT and ACCESS will set up sales channels of NTT software to global markets as a first step toward establishing a global value chain to provide the developed software products.
Under the arrangement, research and development will be carried out making use of NTT UI/UX technology and ACCESS embedded browser technology. Additionally, making use of the technologies, knowledge, support capability and global delivery/operations framework of IP Infusion, built up through supplying its software-based network operating system (network OS) solutions to more than 350 companies, the partnership aims to achieve efficient worldwide provision of the innovative technologies born of IOWN.
NTT said it is working with various partners and communities has conducted open R&D on white box network OS solutions – Beluganos (for L2/L3 network equipment) and Goldstone (for optical transmission equipment), intended for enabling white box in telecommunications carrier networks.
ACCESS’ IP Infusion, meanwhile, has developed a global channel ecosystem for providing on-going support for a wide portfolio of its own and partner products. In addition to its own network OS for white box, OcNOS these include global integrator and customer support arrangements for the DANOS-Vyatta edition, and support for the Commercial SONiC distribution.