Intune CTO to Present at BBWF

Virtualising the Network
Paris, 27th Oct 2010, 1pm

Paris, 27 October 2010 – John Dunne, Founder and CTO of Intune Networks, the specialist company in software systems and hardware infrastructure for next-generation telecoms networks, addressed the Broadband World Forum in Paris today. John outlined a ten year transition from today’s centralized, static, and complex networks to networks that will be distributed, dynamic and simple.

Mobile packet traffic is forecasted to grow by a factor of ten in less than five years with video consuming more than 50% of projected new bandwidth growth. Normal growth challenges have been exacerbated by the recent proliferation of high powered mobile devices such as smart phones and netbooks which produce increasingly unpredictable data traffic patterns. This mobile growth is in addition to the doubling of packet based traffic every 18 months based on current and ever increasing new Web and Internet services. The problem facing networks is how to evolve network architectures to cope with the massive increase in unpredictable traffic demand while sustaining profitability and controlling costs. Intune Networks has achieved this through its breakthrough technology named Optical Packet Switch and Transport (OPST) and the Intune Network’s iVX8000 platform will deliver this solution.

Addressing the conference John Dunne said, “We are at the beginning of a global economic transition based on Web Services. The current network and network technologies will all fail to be able to meet the future economic drivers. Central to solving this problem will be a unified network for all services that can dynamically adapt to demand, whilst operating at the lowest cost. Intune Network’s Verisma, the world’s first web enabled tunable network solution empowers service providers to fundamentally change the economics that challenge business survival, and provide a foundation for future prosperity.

“Intune Networks will deliver solutions based on Optical Packet Switch and Transport technology that enable users to realise the potential of their assets through virtualising the network. Customers will achieve new levels of network efficiency, operational simplicity and service delivery agility. Solutions from Intune Networks will unlock the possibilities in networks, delivering a step-change in the level of real-time network customization, architectural simplicity and reduced operational costs that will enable a sea change in the value of their networks and services,” he said.

John Dunne and Tom Farrell founded Intune Networks in Dublin in 1999. Both UCD graduates, they were researching tuneable laser technology in European funded programmes. Over the next 11 years, Intune developed and refined its technology and today is focussed on the telecoms equipment market where the next generation of digital service requirements such as quality of experience and high on-demand bandwidths are creating a new global opportunity which Verisma meets. Intune currently employs 130 people and has design centres in Dublin and Belfast.