EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., and BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, today demonstrated the Software Defined Networking (SDN) / OpenFlow readiness of Intelligent Switching Solutions (ISS) to some of its key customers and partners. ISS framework is used by 125+ customers worldwide in their routing and switching platforms. SDN is rapidly emerging at the forefront of next-generation networking. By decoupling the control and data planes in network switches and routers, SDN enables rapid innovation and optimization of routing and switching equipment. Aricent's SDN expertise covers the entire gamut of SDN technologies including SDN Controllers, OpenFlow Switches and Application APIs. "Making the Intelligent Switching Solutions framework OpenFlow-ready further underscores our commitment to the SDN revolution," said Sridhar Raju, assistant vice president and head of the wireline communications practice at Aricent. Aricent's ISS framework is compatible with hybrid OpenFlow switches and can be easily integrated into enterprise, transport, and data centre networks. Aricent is working on an array of SDN controller applications that include support for critical functions like operations, administration and maintenance, lawful intercept, and optimized mobile backhaul. SDN and OpenFlow have compelling use cases in VM mobility management, dynamic bandwidth management, network convergence, and mobile backhaul optimizations. The company has a strong focus on developing portable application frameworks for SDN controllers, especially the northbound APIs. Aricent will be demonstrating the SDN software frameworks at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. To see a live demo, visit their hospitality suite at #2B104 in Hall 2 on February 25 – 28, 2013. For more information on Aricent's SDN solution, visit: http://www.aricent.com/software/software-defined-networking.htmlAbout the Aricent Group The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company's investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.