Zeetta Networks wins Innovate UK’s First of a kind deployment of innovation – SBRI competition

Zeetta Networks announced today that it has won a contract with UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK as part of the First of a kind deployment of innovation –SBRI competition to deploy the company’s NetOS® in a world-first deployment at the 27,000-seat Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol to manage the stadium’s high-density Wi-Fi network.

NetOS® is orchestration software (a.k.a. network operating system) that provides a single, converged and secure platform for monitoring, managing and automating the operations of complex information and communications (ICT) networks.

The project will provide a large scale demonstration of the capabilities and commercial potential of NetOS® in managing a complex ICT network attached to a civil infrastructure in a dynamic and future-proof way using cutting-edge technology based on open standards.

NetOS® uniquely manages simultaneous data flows between different types of connected devices and sub-systems including wireless, optical, Ethernet and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. This integrated and scalable approach, able to handle from a few bits of data generated by the stadium’s turnstiles or cash tills up to Petabits of data per second passed through an optical switch managing all data traffic in the stadium, significantly increases network performance and efficiency.

As part of the Ashton Gate stadium deployment, Zeetta will also develop key network applications running on top of NetOS® which satisfy the expressed needs of the stadium’s operations teams, members of the public (visitors and fans) and security and emergency services. These network applications will allow operations staff to monitor and dynamically reconfigure network resources (e.g. bandwidth quotas) across the different network subsystems, in real time, with minimal effort and no service downtime, thereby reducing the cost of operating and maintaining the network of service delivery sub-systems in the stadium.

Martin Griffiths, Chairman of Bristol Sport Limited, commented: “From the outset we have had a vision of Ashton Gate being at the leading edge in new technology to make this a truly digital stadium. We share this vision with Zeetta Networks, a technology business spun out from Bristol University. Zeetta’s vision to deploy NetOS® as a network “orchestrator” from a control center (without needing to manually intervene with routers and switches ) has the potential to be a game changer in stadium management and  we welcome the opportunity to be the pioneering site where this Bristol-grown technology is tested and validated.”

Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks said: “It is with great pleasure to receive this Innovate UK funding which will allow us to showcase our ground-breaking NetOS® technology in Ashton Gate stadium to manage the stadium’s connected sub-systems in a flexible, dynamic and cost effective way. On completion of the project, Zeetta will have a commercially deployed platform of a “programmable infrastructure solution” which could be further deployed in other vertical markets beyond stadia.”

 

About Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. It works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. For further information visit: www.innovateuk.gov.uk

 

About SBRI

The SBRI programme uses the power of government procurement to drive innovation. It provides opportunities for innovative companies to engage with the public sector and gain contracts to solve specific problems. Competitions for new technologies and ideas are run on specific topics and aim to engage a broad range of organisations. SBRI enables the public sector to engage with industry during the early stages of development, supporting projects through the stages of feasibility and prototyping. For further information visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sbri-the-small-business-research-initiative#sbri-overview

 

About Bristol Sport Limited

Bristol Sport was formed with a single minded goal: TO INSPIRE SPORT IN BRISTOL AND BEYOND!

As part of this promise Bristol Sport will deliver a modern, multi-use stadium to make Bristol proud. Bristol Sport promotes access to professional sport and participation in sport across all age and capability ranges. It is part of a group of sports companies owned by Stephen Lansdown. Bristol Sport oversees the business, commercial and operational interests of its affiliated clubs which include: Bristol City Football Club, Bristol Rugby Club, Bristol Flyers Basketball, Bristol City Women's Football, Bristol Ladies Rugby, Bristol Jets Badminton and Bristol Sport Racing. Bristol Sport is also managing the Ashton Gate stadium rebuild. For further information, please visit:  www.bristol-sport.co.uk 

 

About Zeetta Networks Limited

Zeetta Networks offers Open Networking solutions for heterogeneous networks based on patented Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Networking Virtualization (NV/NFV) technologies originally developed by High Performance Networks Group of the University of Bristol.

The company’s main product, NetOS®, is an extended, vendor-agnostic SDN Controller, with a built-in network virtualization engine, which supports optical, packet, wireless and IoT networks. It provides network operators with a centralized view of their extended physical network and enables construction of virtual network ‘slices’ (i.e. separate logically-isolated sub-networks) which could be presented to Service Providers for the deployment of B2B or B2C services such as Ultra-HD video distribution, city-wide Wi-Fi, Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M deployments. You can find more by visiting Zeetta’s website: www.zeetta.com

 

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Zeetta Networks signs cooperation agreement with ‘Bristol Is Open’ to deploy NetOS® in city-wide Smart City testbed.

NetOS® is an extended, vendor-agnostic network controller -based on open standards- with a built-in virtualization capability supporting a wide-range of networks.


BRISTOL, UK – 10th October, 2016 – Zeetta Networks announced today that it has signed an agreement with ‘Bristol Is Open’ for the deployment of Zeetta’s NetOS® on the Bristol Is Open Network in a first-in-the-world use of open networking technologies orchestrating a diverse Smart City network.

Bristol Is Open’s backbone network uses the council-owned fiber-optic network to link several nodes around the city.  A variety of wireless access networks branch out from the core fiber network to deliver user data rates up to 1 Gbps using a combination of Wi-Fi, LTE Advanced and –in the future- other more advanced wireless access technologies such as 60 GHz wireless.

Distributed sensors across the city supply the network with information about many aspects of city life including energy, air quality, temperature, humidity and traffic flows; University of Bristol’ssupercomputing and cloud resources are also connected to the core fiber network to host and analyze information flows, in real-time, providing open, accessible data for the development of a wide range of applications and services to improve the modern urban living and explore solutions on a city-wide scale.

According to the agreement, Zeetta will install, maintain and support NetOS® on the Bristol Is Open Network to provide a multi-tenant, multi-technology software platform which will enable ‘Experimentation-as-a-Service’ in accordance to Bristol Is Open’s mission. In the heart of the platform is Zeetta’s Network Provisioning Portal which allows service providers to acquire, on-demand, a ‘slice’ of Bristol Is Open’s physical network for the development of their own application or service.

 The agreement announced today extends the existing cooperation between Zeetta Networks and Bristol Is Open through their joint participation in The REPLICATE Project, a €25 million Horizon2020 Project, one of the largest Smart City projects in Europe, involving three ‘lighthouse’ cities including Bristol..

 Barney Smith, CEO of Bristol Is Open commented: “Having Zeetta Networks’ technology as part of the Bristol Is Open platform will consolidate and extend the capabilities that we presently offer our partners.  Their technology is pioneering in the world of SDN and NFV technology and we look forward to working with the team and Bristol Is Open ecosystem partners to further develop the Bristol Is Open network along with city applications with our experimenters and commercial partners.” 
Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks said: “Bristol is leading the way in implementing cutting-edge networking technologies to tackle large-scale urban problems. Today’s announcement will allow us to go one step further and explore new business models on how public-private partnerships can work together with open technology platforms for an efficient use and monetisation of city resources and infrastructure. The ability of Zeetta’s NetOS® to virtualize and slice different types of network resources including optical, packet and wireless is the catalyst for the exploration of such opportunities."

 

About Bristol Is Open

How cities work is changing. Bristol Is Open is a research infrastructure to explore developments in software, hardware and telecom networks that enable more interaction between people and places and more machine-to-machine communication.  The project uses a high performance software defined network as the city operating system, then internet of things platforms and big data analytics feed an emerging number of smart city applications. This is giving people more ability to interact, work and play with the city that they live in, and will help cities address some of the biggest challenges of modern urban life.

This is the Open Programmable City - http://www.bristolisopen.com/

 

About Zeetta Networks Limited

Zeetta Networks offers Open Networking solutions for heterogeneous networks based on patented Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Networking Virtualization (NV/NFV) technologies originally developed by High Performance Networks Group of the University of Bristol.

The company’s main product, NetOS®, is an extended, vendor-agnostic SDN Controller, with a built-in network virtualization engine, which supports optical, packet, wireless and IoT networks. It provides network operators with a centralised view of their extended physical network and enables construction of virtual network ‘slices’ (i.e. separate logically-isolated sub-networks) which could be presented to Service Providers for the deployment of B2B or B2C services such as Ultra-HD video distribution, city-wide Wi-Fi, Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M deployments.

You can find more by visiting Zeetta’s website: www.zeetta.com

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Ashton Gate Stadium partners with Zeetta Networks in a world-first High Density Wi-Fi deployment using SDN technology

Ashton Gate Stadium has partnered with Zeetta Networks in a world-first high-density stadia Wi-Fi technology deployment.

Zeetta Networks will be using Ashton Gate as a ‘live lab’ to test a cutting edge High Density WiFi solution using their Software Defined Networking-enabled (SDN) ‘bare metal’ technology approach. 

Zeetta Networks is a spin-out company from the University of Bristol developing and marketing Open Networking solutions for heterogeneous networks based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) principles. 

Zeetta chief executive Vassilis Seferidis said: “It is notoriously difficult to enable High-Density Wi-Fi throughout a stadium due to the large concrete and metal structures as well as the huge numbers of users on a given match day.
We hope that this revolutionary approach will be the long-term solution to this problem. Obviously it is tremendously exciting that this is the first trial of its kind within a stadium anywhere in the world. To do it here on our doorstep has made us very proud.” 

Martin Griffiths, Bristol Sport chairman, commented: “This is an exciting step for Ashton Gate. Bristol is a leading digital city and it’s only right that its largest venue should be experimenting with cutting edge technology. 

“We are lucky to have such a forward-thinking organisation as Zeetta Networks on our doorstep and look forward to working with them over the coming months on this project. 

“WiFi has been a problem for venues across the globe, by pushing the boundaries with this trial we can open up a whole realm of possibilities to our supporters on matchdays and business partners on non-matchdays.” 

The trial will initially focus on the South, West and Dolman concourses and will then be extended throughout the stadium and into the seating areas. 

Bristol Sport plans to work with fans to test this new technology and get their feedback, starting with Bristol City’s first home game of the 2016-2017 football season against Wigan Athletic. 

“We need to really push this to the limits to make sure the solution is robust and resilient so we’re appealing to as many fans as possible to connect to this network, on the first game of the season against Wigan," Griffiths added. 

To connect to the network (free of charge) the fans have to simply join ‘Ashton Gate EdgeZ’ and fill out the short form to get browsing. Bristol Sports encourages the fans to provide feedback whilst testing the new WiFi deployment so the solutions can be tailored and optimized for best possible performance.  
 

Source: http://www.bcfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17...

Zeetta Networks and Bristol Sport sign cooperation agreement for first in the world Software Defined Stadium

Zeetta Networks, the leader in Open Networking solutions for heterogeneous networks, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Bristol Sport for the deployment of Zeetta’s Network Operating System (“NetOS®”) in Ashton Gate Stadium.

Ashton Gate is currently being rebuilt into a 27,000 capacity stadium featuring state-of-the-art facilities. On completion, it would be the premier conference and events venue in the South West of England with up to 5,000 square meters of flexible exhibition space and 35 meeting rooms suitable for a wide variety of events ranging from wedding receptions and conferences to corporate meetings and shows.

The Agreement will see Zeetta’s NetOS® Software Defined Networking technology adapted, tested, qualified and deployed in Ashton Gate’s ICT network.

The key benefits from the NetOS® deployment would be freedom from proprietary (vendor-specific) lock-ins and the creation of an open platform for application development. Furthermore, the NetOS® orchestration environment will enable a better visualization, management and automation of Ashton Gate’s whole network and the easy development of new end-user applications and services which can be delivered to the Bristol Sport’s customers in a tiered and segmented way.

Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks, said: “We are very excited to announce today our partnership with Bristol Sport for the development of the first in the world Software Defined Stadium. The ability of our NetOS® to monitor and manage effectively different types of networks, from optical and packet-switched to wireless and Internet-of-Things networks, makes it ideal for dynamic environments such as Ashton Gate stadium where configuration of the ICT network changes all the time.”

Martin Griffiths, Executive Chairman of Bristol Sport commented: “Zeetta’s Software Defined Networking solution, NetOS®, provides an orchestration for our ICT network whereby bandwidth can be moved instantly from requirement to requirement, in real time, round the stadium from a central control centre without needing to reset routers and switches. Such flexibility has the potential to be of substantial operational benefit in a high pressure and fluid environment such as ours in Ashton Gate Stadium.”

 

 

About Bristol Sport
Bristol Sport was formed with a single minded goal: TO INSPIRE SPORT IN BRISTOL AND BEYOND. As part of this promise Bristol Sport will deliver a modern, multi-use stadium to make Bristol proud. Bristol Sport promotes access to professional sport and participation in sport across all age and capability ranges. It is part of a group of sports companies owned by Stephen Lansdown. Bristol Sport oversees the business, commercial and operational interests of its affiliated clubs which include: Bristol City Football Club, Bristol Rugby Club, Bristol Flyers Basketball, Bristol City Women's Football, Bristol Ladies Rugby, Bristol Jets Badminton and Bristol Sport Racing. Bristol Sport is also managing the Ashton Gate stadium rebuild.

For more information, please visit:  www.bristol-sport.co.uk 

 

About Zeetta Networks

Zeetta Networks is a spin-out company from the High Performance Networks Group of the University of Bristol offering Open Networking solutions for heterogeneous networks. The company’s main product is a Network Operating System (NetOS®) which offers a simplified “plug-and-play” management, automation and monitoring of different types of network devices including optical, wireless, and Internet-of-Things. NetOS® incorporates a powerful virtualization engine which works across all different types of transport networks and enables the construction of virtual “network slices” for the deployment of wide range of B2B or B2C services with guaranteed Quality-of-Service. 

For more information please visit: www.zeetta.com

 

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Zeetta Networks’ OpenFlow 1.4 Agent enables world’s highest port-count software-defined Optical Circuit Switch from Polatis

Bristol, UK and Anaheim, CA

Zeetta Networks, the leader in Open Networking solutions for heterogeneous networks, announced today that it has integrated Zeetta’s OpenFlow 1.4 control interface onto Polatis’ Series 7000 – 384x384 port Optical Circuit Switch (OCS) products.

The Polatis Series 7000n Optical Switch is the largest-capacity, highest-density, highest-performance and most reliable non-blocking all-optical matrix switch available in the industry today.  The 384x384 OCS only has the energy consumption of a lightbulb, but can route over 3.7Pb/s of optical traffic, with up to 9.6Tb/s capacity per fibre. 

The addition of Zeetta’s OpenFlow 1.4 control interface to Polatis’ OCS brings, for the first time, standards-compliant Software-Defined Networking (SDN) programmability to optical circuit switching, thus enhancing the ability to integrate seamlessly with SDN control planes and support time-critical and very low-latency cloud services in hybrid packet-optical data centres.

The partnership between Polatis and Zeetta continues the successful cooperation with the High Performance Networks Group at the University of Bristol, spanning over five years.

Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks, said: “The new Polatis Series 7000 OCS reaffirms Polatis’ leadership in fibre layer switching solutions. Adding OpenFlow 1.4 support enables SDN programmability for better efficiency and capacity utilisation across the whole datacenter network. Thanks to the modularity of Zeetta’s OpenFlow 1.4 Agent architecture we are able to embed it directly onto an OCS product so we can achieve the fastest possible response and highest conceivable transparency of the underlying forwarding functionality."

Gerald Wesel, CEO at Polatis commented: "Zeetta’s OpenFlow expertise has extended the functionality of our new Series 7000 OCS for integration with transport SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions to create large, flexible and dynamic optical networks”.

Visit the joint Polatis/Zeetta live demonstration of OpenFlow 1.4 packet/optical circuit switch integration and its application to Hadoop big data optimisation on booth 2163 at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC 2016) conference and exhibition this week in Anaheim, CA.

 

About Polatis
Polatis delivers the world's lowest loss all-optical switching solutions for remote fibre-layer provisioning, protection, monitoring, reconfiguration and test, with over 3 billion port-hours accumulated in service to date. Dependable, field-proven DirectLight™ optical matrix switch technology scales from 4x4 to 384x384 ports, applying class-leading performance to provide dynamic connectivity for telecommunications, data centre, government, test and video networks. For more information, please visit:  www.polatis.com

 

About Zeetta Networks

Zeetta Networks is a spin-out company from the High Performance Networks Group of the University of Bristol offering Open Networking solutions for heterogeneous networks. The company’s main product is a Network Operating System (NetOS®) which offers a simplified “plug-and-play” management, automation and monitoring of different types of network devices including optical, wireless, and Internet-of-Things. NetOS® incorporates a powerful virtualization engine which works across all different types of transport networks and enables the construction of virtual “network slices” for the deployment of wide range of B2B or B2C services with guaranteed Quality-of-Service. 

For more information please visit: www.zeetta.com

 

Press Release contact:     admin@zeetta.com, Tel: +44 (0) 7917 303 903

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Zeetta Networks announces $2m investment led by IP Group and Breed Reply

New investment will help the company’s rapid expansion

Zeetta Networks, the spin-out company from the internationally renowned High Performance Networks Group of the University of Bristol, announced today a £1.25 million (~$2m) investment led by existing shareholder IP Group Plc (LSE:IPO) and new investor Breed Reply.

Vassilis Seferidis, CEO, commented: “Since the formation of our company in May 2015 we have achieved many impressive milestones including considerable revenues from our first customers and grant funding from the EU Commission through our participation in the REPLICATE lighthouse Smart City project. The investment from IP Group and Breed Reply cements the confidence of the market in our technology and our team."

Mark Reilly, Head of Technology at IP Group, commented: "We are proud to support another spin-out business from the University of Bristol. The High Performance Networks Group of the University has a strong international reputation for pioneering work in Software Defined Networking. We are pleased to help ensure that this expertise benefits a wider user base through a ground-breaking new business.”

Emanuele Angelidis, CEO of Breed Reply said “We are excited to be working with Zeetta Networks, as their Open Networking platform brings significant benefits to Smart Cities and the Internet of Things. Zeetta Networks addition to Breed Reply’s portfolio demonstrates our commitment to supporting innovative enabling technologies for the IoT.”

 

About Zeetta Networks

Zeetta Networks is a spin-out from the High Performance Networks Group of the University of Bristol, an internationally renowned team for their expertise in Software Defined Networking and Network Virtualization. 

Zeetta breaks vendor-lock-ins using a unique Open Networking platform based on industry-standard hardware and powerful orchestration software -named NetOS®- which manages, automates and monitors the whole network while significantly reduces its costs. Zeetta sells NetOS® to service providers and enterprises to help them drive down their network’s costs while improving its scalability and flexibility.

NetOS® offers a "USB-like", plug-n-play management of different types of connected network devices and enables the construction of virtual “network slices” (i.e. separate logically-isolated sub-networks) for the deployment of B2B or B2C services such as Ultra-HD wireless video distribution, city-wide Wi-Fi, Internet of Things (IoT) and other applications.

For more information, please visit our website at www.zeetta.com  

 

About IP Group

IP Group is a leading intellectual property commercialisation company which focuses on evolving great ideas, mainly from its partner universities, into world-changing businesses. The Group has pioneered a unique approach to developing these ideas and the resulting businesses by providing access to business building expertise, capital (through its 100%-owned FCA-authorised subsidiary IP Capital), networks, recruitment and business support. IP Group has a strong track record of success and its portfolio comprises holdings in over 90 early-stage to mature businesses across four main sectors -- Biotech, Cleantech, Healthcare and Technology. The Company is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the code IPO.

For more information, please visit:  www.ipgroupplc.com

  

About Breed Reply

Breed Reply, Reply's advanced incubator, funds and supports the development of start-ups on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Europe and the USA. Based in London, with operational offices in Italy and Germany, Breed Reply supports entrepreneurs and young talent by quickly bringing new ideas to the market. This is done via three fundamental services: funding at "seed" and "early stage" level; considerable support with significant know how transfer of business, managerial and technological expertise; and, thanks to Reply's ecosystem, medium-term involvement to establish start-ups in their market. In the IoT sector, the main areas Breed Reply focuses on are fitness and wellness, healthcare, smart home, manufacturing, transportation and energy.

 For more information, please visit:  www.breedreply.com

 

About Reply

Reply [MTA, STAR: REY] specialises in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media. Through its network of specialist companies, Reply supports some of Europe’s leading industrial groups in Telco & Media, Industry & Services, Banks & Insurance, and Public Administration to define and develop business models, suited to the new paradigms of Big Data, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and the Internet of Things. Reply services include: Consulting, System Integration and Digital Services.

For more information, please visit: www.reply.eu  

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Zeetta Networks in Smart City Project funded by Horizon 2020

Bristol, October 9, 2015

The REPLICATE Project consortium, which incudes Zeetta Networks, has been selected for funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020: Smart Cities and Communities programme.

The REPLICATE (REnaissance of PLaces with Innovative Citizenship And TEchnologies) Project received the highest score of all the entries for its innovative proposal to integrate energy, transport and ICT at scale in the City.

The €25million project aims to create integrated smart city solutions to tackle problems such as poor air quality, unsustainable energy use and traffic congestion. The vision of the project is to : "...increase the quality of life for citizens across Europe by demonstrating the impact of innovative technologies used to co-create smart city services with citizens, and prove the optimal process for replicating successes within cities and across cities."

There are three "leading" cities that will share the cash with projects from Bristol in the UK, San Sebastián in Spain and Florence in Italy. Three "follower" cities from Essen (Germany), Lausanne (Switzerland) and Nilufer (Turkey) and more "observer" cities including Guangzhou, Bogota, etc. will monitor the progress of the project and will be adopting the project results in their own cities.

Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks, commended:

"We are very pleased for not only winning, but also for coming first amongst more than 40 other consortia in this competition. It is Zeetta Networks' first EU-funded project and therefore a unique opportunity to test and demonstrate our technology in a real Smart City testbed. Moreover, it opens up new business development opportunities for Zeetta with the "follower" and "observer" cities.

As part of our participation in the REPLICATE project we will be focusing in extending the functionality of our technology to support the FIWARE Internet of Things (IoT) platform.

Further details of the 5-year REPLICATE Project are expected to be published in the coming months with the official commencement of the project in January 2016.

For more information please contact: admin@zeetta.com

 

Zeetta Networks welcomes “Bristol Is Open” launch using NetOS™ software defined networking (SDN) technology

BRISTOL, UK – 10th March, 2015 – Zeetta Networks welcomed today the official launch of Bristol Is Open, the first joint venture between Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol, aiming at combining advanced technology developed by the University with council-owned infrastructure to create an innovative high-performance, high-speed experimental testbed network in Bristol.

Bristol Is Open uses the council-owned fiber-optic network linking Bristol University to access points around the city.  This backbone network is connected with a variety of wireless sub-networks intended to deliver user data rates up to 1 Gbps using a combination of Wi-Fi, LTE Advanced and –in the future- other more advanced wireless access technologies such as 60 GHz wireless.

Distributed sensors across the city supply the network with information about many aspects of city life including energy, air quality, temperature, humidity and traffic flows while the University’s supercomputing and cloud resources host and analyze -in real-time- information flows, providing open, accessible data for the development of a wide range of applications and services to improve the modern urban living and explore solutions on a city-wide scale.

In the heart of this ambitious project sits the Smart City Network Operating System (NetOS™), developed by the University’s High Performance Networks research group over the last five years, as part of European, UK Government and Industry funded research. NetOS™ is an open, scalable and virtualized network platform based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Virtualization (NV) principles. It creates a consistent and up-to-date view of the underlying network infrastructure and allows the creation of “network slices” which can be individually monitored, controlled and used to deploy a wide range of innovative new services for citizens, business and academia.

Zeetta Networks has been formed by the University of Bristol to commercialise this exciting new technology beyond Bristol Is Open.

Paul Wilson, Managing Director of Bristol Is Open commented: “The University’s NetOS™ SDN technology is at the heart of Bristol Is Open and is opening-up many possibilities to us. I am excited about the opportunity for Zeetta Networks to distribute NetOS™ further beyond Bristol, to enterprises and other municipalities.” 

Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks said: “As the first Open Programmable City testbed based on SDN and Network Virtualization principles, Bristol Is Open provides a unique opportunity to test our NetOS™ solution in a real city-wide environment and put our technology through its paces.  We are confident that in this ground breaking project we will showcase the ability of NetOS™ to deliver an open platform for the efficient use and monetisation of city resources and infrastructure.”