Israeli tech company sees market growth in telecommunications, AODF market post Covid 19 as need for internet connections heightens

September 2, 2021

An Israeli technology provider is seeing market growth in automated optical distribution frames (AODF) as investment in telecommunication soars particularly for advanced technologies useful in floods and natural disasters in the post Covid 19 scenario. 

    As government and private investors bounce back to pouring investments in infrastructure for connectivity that is much needed today and, in the post Covid 19 situation, Israeli Teliswitch sees tremendously bright prospects for its AODF technology.

   Now more than ever, the need for internet connectivity in offices and residences is surging arising from the Work from Home (WFH) mode that has since prevailed due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

   As floods and natural disasters further highlight the Covid 19 condition, Teliswitch sees huge opportunity to provide telecommunication and data center operating companies a resilient AODF technology. 

    AODF is an important support equipment in cable interconnections for the optical transmission system as part of the communication networks critical in long distance trunk lines and network relay transmission.

   “Our new Network Service Recovery solution allows optical network operators to switch automatically to alternate, predefined fiber links in case of fiberoptic cable failure caused by natural disaster or human-made damage,” according to Teliswitch. 

Multi-operator automatic optical switch

   Fiber optic cables are the backbone of network infrastructure today. 

   In case of partial or complete damage to a cable arising from man-made or natural calamities like typhoons typical in a typhoon belt as the Philippines, large parts of the network are disconnected.   

   It may take weeks or even months to renew the service to the damaged areas.

   TeliSwitch’s solution enables quick and automatic connection to alternate or backup cables– employing its Automatic Optical Distribution Frame (AODF) to make the connection on real time.

   Its technology’s advantage is fast– effectively zero- time lag on the part of users — and automatic repair of damages. 

   “There is no time lag in term of user connection because the subscribers will not even notice something went wrong somewhere because the switching from one broken or defective line to another is automatic.” 

   Robotics is making a difference in seamless user connectivity. No human presence is needed at the site. 

   The company’s AODF is a cost-effective, all-optical switch, using a single switching robot and advanced image recognition.

   The AODF is operated remotely and can withstand harsh weather conditions, thus assuring the connection is made even when there is no physical access to the AODF.

    With the new release, users can now use the Elements Management Software (EMS) to monitor and manage complex, end to end interconnection scenarios that can be executed automatically once the system detects fiber link failure.

   “TeliSwitch’s opto-mechatronics design keeps our AODF link connections alive, even during power loss events or system maintenance.  The AODF solution includes an SW-based element manager system for a real-time, holistic view of the fiber optic networks’ physical layer.”

   Part of the effort to prepare for expected climate change damages to the communication networks, optical networks have to be automated at the physical layer, according to TeliSwitch Chief Executive Officer Rafi Benatar. 

   Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR), an essential tool in automating computer systems, should be implemented to provide quick recovery from natural disasters.

    Teliswitch is the leading vendor of Automated Optical Distribution Frames for fiberoptic network connectivity. 

   Its Elements Management Software (EMS) provides remote and central management.

The company’s systems are deployed successfully by telecommunication operators around the world.

   As Covid 19 has intensified the global need for connectivity, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) foresees continuing growth of the telecommunication industry as 49% of the world does not use the internet.

   “The network coverage gap is even larger at 83.9 per cent of the world’s population is not covered by 5G.  A large portion of the rural population remains unserved by broadband networks: 29 per cent of the world’s rural population is not served by 4G networks.”

Digital Around the World. Credit-Datareportal

   The provision of state-of-the-art network and data Solutions are increasingly effected to adeptly build and better manage telecoms and Data Center fiber optic infrastructures in order to attain utmost efficiency while bridging the present gaps in network deployment. (Melody Mendoza Aguiba)