NTT introduces FASA concept for future access systems

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) has introduced the FASA (Flexible Access System Architecture) concept for technology development on future access networks, the company said.

FASA aims to serve customers and service providers who use access networks and wish to begin using or providing services immediately.

FASA will not make use of conventional purpose-built equipment, but instead modularize the various individual functions of access equipment as much as possible to enable the free combination of these individual components.

This will allow functions to be built into the equipment at low cost and flexibly as required for services, while still maintaining the same service quality. The innovative concept of this sort of modularization technology for implementation in access equipment is the first of its kind in the world.

NTT has developed NetroSpherePIT as a visualized testing environment for the implementation of the NetroSphere concept.

Testing of FASA under NetroSpherePIT has already begun, in addition to the testing of technologies that work toward the concept, such as Multi-Service Fabric (MSF), new server architecture (MAGONIA), and Integrated Management.