Three broadband technology companies, Axiros, Eye Networks and ZyXEL, have announced a strategic partnership to provide device management solutions for the telecommunications and service provider marketplace.
Axiros, which provides open device management solutions for service providers and enterprises, Eye Networks, a provider of pre-qualified telecom hardware and software solutions and ZyXEL, the customer premises broadband networking technology provider, have combined forces to deliver off-the-shelf ZyXEL CPE with pre-integrated cloud-based ACS solutions.
This will include services spanning from basic provisioning and firmware updates to an operator-accessed end user support portal. The out-of-the-box cloud ACS solution targets comparatively small and lean Tier 2/3 providers who want to bring such value added services to their customers, but find the cost and complexity of building the necessary infrastructure and competencies to be prohibitive.
Greg Pannell, senior business development manager of ZyXEL, commented: "Our new offering eliminates this barrier to entry and our partnership is opening up a whole new realm of value added opportunity to service providers that have thousands of devices to manage.
“Partnering with Axiros and Eye Networks provides a scalable platform that can grow with the needs of the operators backed by independent support and includes the option to add legacy devices from other vendors. This ensures service providers can choose ZyXEL and our ACS solutions with complete confidence."
The new vendor-agnostic, future-proof and backwards-compatible solution incorporates the respective core competencies of the three partners. The AXESS.ACS Managed Service Platform by Axiros is a software suite of tools for device and CPE management including zero-touch provisioning, remote device management, troubleshooting, security and self-service portals - all fully guaranteed to be interoperable and TR-069 compliant.
Eye Networks, with its wealth of experience in enabling service providers to offer their customers value added services, will be providing the cloud based turnkey service and tool suit for service providers.
With a product portfolio ranging from entry level ADSL gateways to high end VDSL and FTTx IADs featuring 802.11ac wireless, ZyXEL has developed a range of CPEs specifically for Tier 2 and 3 service providers into which it will pre-integrate ACS solutions enabling service providers to efficiently access industry leading tools to deliver best in class services and support to their customers.