Turkcell is providing Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services to its corporate clients following an SD-WAN core deployment in partnership with network functions virtualisation (NFV) systems integrator Odine Solutions and Versa Networks, enabling end-to-end software defined, secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). A press release says the deployment ‘represents Turkey’s first commercial SD-WAN solution for a Tier-1 operator’, allowing Turkcell’s customers to use internet/VPN/security services on a single Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), with multiple connection types (e.g. ADSL, fibre, MPLS, cellular) simultaneously, while security services like NG-FW and UTM can also be provided to customers on the same single CPE. By aggregating multiple connections, SD-WAN customers experience fast data speeds at low cost. Alper Tunga Burak, Managing Partner at Odine Solutions, said: ‘SD-WAN will be one of the most significant milestones in operators’ digital transformation journey’.