Afribone Deploys Disaggregated Router Solution Based on IP Infusion for Rollout of Fixed Wireless for Enterprises

IP Infusion enables Afribone, leading Internet service provider in Mali, to deliver high bandwidth services with lower TCO

SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 22, 2020IP Infusion, a leading provider of network disaggregation solutions for telecom and data communications operators, today announced that Afribone, a leading Internet service provider in the Republic of Mali in Western Africa is deploying a disaggregated router solution based on IP Infusion’s OcNOS® network operating system. Afribone is expanding its multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network in order to better serve fixed wireless enterprise customers and to provide high availability, carrier-class connectivity to their data centers.

Founded in 1999, Afribone serves local private and public enterprises, including international and national Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), embassies and several United Nations organizations. In 2020, Afribone’s local loop radio distribution network was ranked as the best Internet service provider in the Republic of Mali – West Africa.

OcNOS is the industry’s full-featured network operating system for white box disaggregated network solutions that provides transition from traditional networks to open networks.  With this OcNOS-based disaggregated router solution, Afribone is expanding their network capacity by replacing legacy, purpose-built hardware with disaggregated solutions.  IP Infusion’s OcNOS is running on Afribone’s white box routers to connect fixed wireless enterprise clients to Afribone’s backbone network and data center.

“We selected the OcNOS network operating system to deploy in our network because of its feature-rich MPLS capabilities, carrier-class per-port VLAN support, and the ability of seamless migration to existing legacy network,” said Eric Stevance, CEO, Afribone.  “Our backbone network is evolving entirely to MPLS, thanks to OcNOS. As we continue to expand our network coverage, we are seeing lower capital and operational expenses that lead to greater total cost of ownership.”

“IP Infusion welcomes Afribone to the growing list of African service providers who are selecting OcNOS as their network operating system to expand their connectivity and to take advantage of network disaggregation,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion. “With network disaggregation, Afribone can simplify their network operational model by selecting the best combination of individual hardware and software components, eliminating vendor lock-in and significantly reducing CapEx and OpEx.”

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion is a leading provider of open network software and solutions for carriers, service providers and data center operators with over 500 customers and thousands of deployments. Our solutions enable network operators to disaggregate their networks to accelerate innovation, streamline operations, and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Network OEMs may also disaggregate network devices to expedite time to market, offer comprehensive services, and achieve carrier grade robustness.

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