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ONAP Members Support Amsterdam Release

By November 20, 2017December 21st, 2017Announcement


“The adoption and growth of ONAP over the last year proves communication service providers and their technology partners believe in the benefits of an open source collaborative platform to drive virtualization of network services through cost-efficient design, implementation and management,” said Anthony Goonetilleke, chief technology officer for Amdocs. “Amdocs has contributed significantly to Amsterdam through actively participating in and leading architecture, use cases and development of many ONAP modules including the Amsterdam approved residential virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) use case. Amdocs will continue to participate and help lead activities in the forthcoming Beijing release acting as a Platinum member company fully engaged in the ONAP community.”


“AT&T is committed to continuing help lead the developer community and push ONAP forward,” said Chris Rice, SVP of AT&T Labs and ONAP chair. “Seeing the platform hit a major milestone is really gratifying because it further proves there’s a strong developer community supporting the platform. We’re building features and expanding capability with ongoing software updates. This is critical to driving global membership and we expect to hit 60% of global wireless subscribers by the end of this year.”

China Mobile Research Institute

“Network automation in both service deployment and operation is one of the biggest challenges for carrier network evolution,” said Yachen Wang, deputy director of Network Technology Department, China Mobile Research Institute, and vice chairman of ITU-T SG13 IMT-2020/5G Workgroup, and president of ONAP Governing Board. “China Mobile is dedicated to working together with all partners to build the global ecosystem and accelerate the maturity of SDN and NFV via the ONAP open source community. That is the reason we have been working for the merger of OPEN-O and OpenECOMP, and investing in ONAP in bringing forward a merger architecture from both sides and enable its support for complicated VoLTE use case.  With the successful delivery of ONAP Amsterdam release, which supports complicated SDN/NFV hybrid use cases, we believe ONAP will accelerate the carrier network evolution with a strong impact on the industry globally. We sincerely hope that more industry partners will join us in ONAP to promote industrial prosperity.”


The ONAP community has made open source NFV a production reality with the Amsterdam release, and Cloudify is proud to participate as an upstream contributor through the ARIA project. ONAP adopted TOSCA as a standard modeling language, and the Amsterdam release lays the technical foundation for adoption of containers as the carrier’s preferred architecture.”

–Nati Shalom, CTO & Founder, Cloudify


Mats Karlsson, Head of portfolio & architecture, Digital services at Ericsson says “ Service agility, Network agility and automation are key for NFV and SDN transformation leading to 5G networks. Ericsson promotes and supports the development of many open source projects for next generation technologies, accelerating innovation and industry adoption of these new technologies as part of Ericsson’s 5G vision. Through our participation and support of ONAP project, Ericsson will continue to take the lead in areas of network automation, service management, assurance and analytics and seek industry alignment and to help our customers to succeed in their digital transformations.”


Bill Ren, VP Network Industry and Ecosystem Development, Huawei

“Huawei is pleased to see the announcement of the first release of ONAP “Amsterdam release. We believe Amsterdam release laid the cornerstone for SDN and NFV networking automation. It was a great and pleasant journey for Huawei to work together with industry partners to build a common open networking automation platform which will bring the agility and intelligence to the infrastructure. Huawei has made important contributions to the first release including leading architecture and modelling sub-committees and  key projects such as Integration and Service Orchestrator and we look forward to working with our customers to move ONAP-based solution into real networks using business oriented approaches.”


“The ONAP Amsterdam release is an important milestone for the industry on the path to open standards and policy-driven software automation,” said Sandra Rivera, Intel Corporation senior vice president and general manager, Network Platforms Group. “Intel is a strong advocate for industry collaboration and will continue to be a key leader and contributor to the Linux Foundation community in our efforts toward harmonization. We welcome continued collaboration from ONAP and its members on the network transformation journey.”


“Automation is key for operators, to enable new service creation and long-term success,” said uy Shemesh, vice president, CloudBand, Nokia. “As such, and as a founding platinum member, Nokia has confidence in the path outlined by ONAP, and is imparting from our extensive experience in commercial MANO solutions. Nokia is looking forward to working towards the Beijing release to increase the functionality and robustness of ONAP while also enhancing the platform’s architecture. Nokia will continue to place emphasis on ensuring the modularity and flexibility of the ONAP architecture to assure different deployment models, and to support our customers in their varying use cases and needs.”


“After our evaluation of OpenEcomp, Orange become a founding member of ONAP,” said Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, senior vice president of Orange Labs Networks. “Orange believes that the ONAP project is a unique opportunity for our industry to make the SDN/NFV ecosystem scale while avoiding its fragmentation. This first release, Amsterdam of a ‘network operating system,’ will enable fast- growing, innovative and interoperable network and application services at a global scale. ONAP provides a set of tools that will facilitate VNF on-boarding and accelerate its integration in our networks. We are very proud to contribute to the delivery of the ONAP Amsterdam release and are very  excited by the tremendous community created in nine months. Orange will increase the contribution on the road to Beijing.”

Tech Mahindra

“Tech Mahindra is excited to be a part of Amsterdam release, which truly reflects power of the global collaboration that ONAP is bringing together,” said Peeyush Goyal, Sr. Vice President Network Services at Tech Mahindra. “As a founding member of ONAP, we are committed to this strategic open source initiative, that helps Communication Service Providers(CSP) change faster by virtualizing their networks and automate their operations.  In this ONAP release, we have contributed to enhance subsystems within ONAP for robust deployment. We continue to evangelize and build ONAP use cases for CSPs and contribute back enhancements to the open source community for its future releases.”


“We believe the most challenging gap in 5G-oriented, cloud-based and virtualized network transformation these days is orchestration, operation and automation,” said You Yan, Vice president of ZTE, Director of Technical Planning, ZTE Corporation.The announcement of ONAP’s first release, Amsterdam, brings confidence to ecosystem via a concrete code base, which has been tested via complicated use cases. ZTE’s mission is to promote the technical maturity of networking automation, together with industry partners, via open source and open standards. ZTE developers will continue contributing to ONAP with the Beijing and subsequent code releases. ZTE is currently working with global customers to test an ONAP-based approach for future commercial enhancement and deployment.”