Working with vendor Versa Networks and systems integrator Odine Solutions, Turkcell has deployed an SD-WAN network core.
The move aims to enable Turkcell’s corporate customers to benefit from a software-defined and secure infrastructure-as-a-service.
Alper Tunga Burak, Managing Partner at Odine Solutions, says that moving to SD-WAN is likely to be “one of the most significant milestones in [an] operators' digital transformation journey".
The SD-WAN deployment will allow Turkcell’s customers to use the Internet, VPN and security services on a single customer premises equipment (CPE).
Multiple connection types like ADSL, fibre, MPLS and cellular can be used simultaneously, and security services such as next-generation firewalls (NG-FW).
Turkcell can also provide unified threat management (UTM) on the same single CPE.
By aggregating multiple connections, customers experience fast data speeds at low cost using SD-WAN, Odine Solutions says.
"Major step forward"
Gediz Sezgin, CTO at Turkcell, said, "SD-WAN is not only a major step forward in our digitalisation journey but more importantly it helps customers lower their costs and simplify their operations through central management while enabling real-time application visibility capabilities.”
Chris Kenny, VP-Sales, EMEA, Versa Networks said that SD-WAN is now becoming “a mainstream technology.”