The two companies joined forces at an event in London to make what they claim was near-real-time bandwidth changes in each other’s production networks.
Colt and Verizon say this is the first time two-way network orchestration between carrier production networks has been demonstrated, and claim it marks an important step in enabling real-time cross-carrier automation.
Peter Konings, EMEA head of product development at Verizon, said, “Enterprise networking is in the midst of a revolution. Organisations today want intelligent, dynamic networks that respond automatically to their changing business needs."
Mirko Voltolini, head of Network On Demand at Colt, said: “This showcase positively demonstrates the power of software defined networking and how increased adoption is putting operators and customers in control of their networks and services. Previously, closed systems have made interoperability between service providers extremely difficult.”