GT Systems has signed a MoU to participate in the beta trial of the optical satellite network.

Sydney-based GT Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to participate in the beta trial of the optical satellite network planned by US company Laser Light Holdings at Sydney University of Technology (UTS).

As Commsday reported on June 25, Nokia and UTS are conducting a $25 million trial of the ground network supporting the all-optical satellite service planned by Laser Light.

GT Systems said it would use its network protocol and operating system, SPAN-AI, with the goal of pioneering the application of AI content to native networking. SPAN-AI is positioned as an alternative to the TCP/IP protocol. According to SPAN-AI, it is a fully distributed network architecture that delivers scalability, scalability, and efficiency by maximizing the use of every network resource. Routing, processing, and storage are distributed to every single device in the network.

Every device is capable of caching, processing, and switching content and reporting its capabilities and status. GT Systems said this enables 10 times more efficient and 10 times faster next-generation applications such as advanced user experiences, industrial automation, and streaming of studio-quality movies and live events to mass audiences. The placement of virtual services and caching of data in the network will be optimized by SPAN-AI's patented machine learning, reinforcement learning, and stochastic optimization architecture and algorithms.

SPAN-AI enables a federated universal content distribution network. The network becomes the cloud.

Laser Light CEO Bob Brumley said customers are demanding greater access to data, whether mobile, fixed, in the metro, or at the far edge of the network, for more usable content, computing, and enterprise applications. These demands are placing increasing pressure on legacy networks and their underlying software to be better in real time. GT Systems said SPAN-AI will enable them to better and uniquely meet those demands with their greenfield or optical network.

GT Systems founder Rhett Sampson said Laser Light's next-generation global network with its underlying intelligence, responsiveness, and scope is the perfect platform for SPAN-AI to demonstrate its capabilities. The added benefit of working with Laser Light is that their beta trial is centered in Australia, with planned phased expansion to four other markets: Africa, LATAM, the US, and Europe. This will make SPAN-AI a global solution to the problem of legacy internet.

As CommsDay reported in June, Australia is to be the initial test bed for the ambitious all-optical network from Laser Light Holdings. The company intends to employ laser signals from MEO satellites to provide fiber-quality backhaul bandwidth across the global market.

Laser Light says its network plan includes more than 200 locations of globally meshed optical infrastructure, combining subsequent terrestrial fiber data facilities. It is described as the industry's first constellation of optical father equivalent data services to users in the metro, near, and far edge data markets.