Turkcell deploys software-defined networking for corporate customers

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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.”