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ONAP, The De Facto Open Network Automation Platform, Goes Cloud-Native in Honolulu

By Announcement
  • ONAP’s Honolulu release adds even more cloud native and modular capabilities, and robust  integration with O-RAN
  • ONAP is an Instrumental component of Linux Foundation Networking’s 5G Super Blueprint, enabling orchestration, management and automation across the entire 5G end-to-end stack
  • Over 200 developers from 30 organizations collaborated to produce Honolulu, ONAP’s  eighth release 

SAN FRANCISCO May 11, 2021 – LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open source networking projects, today announced the availability of the ONAP Honolulu release. The most integrated ONAP release to date, the arrival of Honolulu coincides with the new 5G Super Blueprint, which works end-to-end across the open source 5G stack enabling easier deployments and automation with Magma 5G Core, ORAN SC,  LF Edge Akraino. 

“ONAP is an integral component of the 5G Super Blueprint, bringing automation and other management and orchestration capabilities to the end-to-end 5G infrastructure,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge, and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “The Honolulu releasewhich really brings robust cloud native capabilities to the forefrontcoincides with collaborative efforts across open source communities to deliver more scalable, deployable networks across 5G, carrier Wi-Fi, private LTE, and more.”

ONAP’s eighth release, Honolulu, brings even more cloud native functionality with seamless configuration of Helm-based CNFs and Kubernetes. Increased modularity allows users to pick and choose components for specific use cases. Honolulu also brings increased support for the O-RAN A1 standard that provides a flexible way for RAN operators to optimize wide area RAN networks and reduce CAPEX. Significant new functionality was added around end-to-end 5G network slicing with three network slicing components for RAN, core, and transport and better compliance with 3GPP standards. 

“From its birth, ONAP has been positioned as a critical Network Automation Platform, continuously growing its 5G footprint and Cloud Native capabilities while playing an active role in CSPs’ RAN virtualization journey”, said Catherine Lefèvre, ONAP TSC Chair. “In addition to our 5G features and O-RAN integration activities, our latest release, Honolulu, is extending Network Slicing functions to support RAN, Core, and Transport domains. Additionally, this release also introduces the concept of best practices and global requirements (design patterns applicable to the whole code base) to ensure we keep enhancing platform robustness. ONAP will remain an important agent of change this year by expanding its scope to include functionalities for Enterprise Customers and Vertical Markets, while enhancing its modularity to enable lightweight packaging tailored to specific use cases.”

Release Highlights:

  • More Cloud Native Functionality. Honolulu brings cloud native functionality with seamless configuration of Helm based CNFs and K8s resources. This new functionality includes health checks and is implemented in the Controller Design Studio (CDS) and MutliCloud projects. An ONAP cloud native task force meets regularly to explore deeper cloud native integrations. 
  • Deeper 5G Support. Honolulu contains new functionality around end-to-end 5G network slicing, including three components for RAN, core, and transport domains.
  • Robust ORAN Integration. Increased support for the O-RAN A1 standard implemented in ONAP’s CCSDK and SDN-C projects enables flexibility for RAN operators to manage wide area RAN network optimization, reducing capex investment needs. Further integration improves integration with both O-RAN and 3GPP. 
  • Expanded Modularity & Functionality. Modularity has been an important topic in ONAP to allow users to pick and choose the components they need for their specific use case and Honolulu continues to advance modularity. The Honolulu release also includes new functionality such as new and simplified microservice and KPI deployments; easier validation that  improves compliance with 3GPP and O-RAN;  OOM now supports IPv4 and IPv6 for all components; SDC includes increased support for ETSI standards; and the CCVPN use case blueprint now supports 3+ network domains (increased from 2).
  • New Enterprise Use Case. While ONAP has primarily been used by Communication Service Providers (CSPs), the project also recognizes the value of ONAP in the enterprise and the community has started a new ONAP for Enterprise Work Group. The group welcomes participation from new contributors that want to expand the applicability of ONAP.

More details on Honolulu—including new functionalities, blueprints, and 5G use cases—are available via the links provided below. To learn more about ONAP Honolulu, please visit

Looking Ahead

The next ONAP release, ‘Istanbul,’ is planned for 2H of 2021.

The LFN Developer & Testing Forum is being held over four days, June 7 – 10, 2021. Once again we will be virtually gathering the LFN project technical communities to progress our releases; discuss project architecture, direction, and integration points; and further innovate through the open source networking stack. More details, including registration information, are available here:

The Open Networking & Edge (ONE)  Summit, the ONE event for end to end connectivity solutions powered by open source and enables the collaborative development necessary to shape the future of networking and edge computing, takes place October 11-12, 2021 in Los Angeles, Calif. The Call For Proposals is currently open and accepting submissions through June 20, 2021. Registration will open soon.  


  • ONAP Webinar: Join us today (May 11) at 9:00 AM PT for the Honolulu Webinar. Featuring Catherine Lefevre, AT&T; John Keeney, Ericsson; Swami Seetharaman, Wipro; and Lin Meng, China Mobile | Learn More & Register

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ONAP’s 6th Release, ‘Frankfurt,’ Available Now – Most Comprehensive, Secure and Collaborative Software to Accelerate 5G Deployments

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  • Rich feature set including End-to-end 5G network slicing, security and deployment-ready automation anchored in Frankfurt
  • Collaborative and diverse contributions for 27 sub-projects, across 34 organizations and 400+ developers, and accelerated commercial activity
  • Increased implementation of standards including 3GPP, ETSI, GSMA, MEF, TMF, and collaboration with Cloud Native, Edge, and Open RAN SC

SAN FRANCISCO June 18, 2020 – LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open source networking projects, today announced the availability of the ONAP Frankfurt release. The most comprehensive ONAP release to date, the arrival of Frankfurt coincides with increased commercial activity, deployments into production, and community participation and diversity. 

“ONAP has passed a critical tipping point in deployment and commercial adoption,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge and IOT, the Linux Foundation. “ONAP is now mainstream, and with Frankfurt, it brings major features and blueprints focused on scaling of global 5G deployments. I am incredibly proud of the community for collaborating to advance the future of networking, cloud native, edge & access.” 

ONAP is a comprehensive platform for orchestration, management, and automation of network and edge computing services for network operators, cloud providers, and enterprises. It’s sixth release, Frankfurt, advances the march to 5G with end-to-end network slicing, integration with O-RAN, orchestration and management of multi-cloud cloud native network functions (CNFs), and cloud native applications across multiple Kubernetes clouds, and more. Frankfurt also introduces new functionality and makes considerable advances in S3P (stability, security, scalability, performance), and deeper alignment with Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs). Additionally, the release coincides with continued commercial activity and deployments to production across the industry via a vibrant technical community with participation from 34 organizations and 400+ developers.

It is during the most challenging of times that the ONAP Community shows its true strength,” said Catherine Lefevre, AVP-Network Cloud and SDN Platform Integration, AT&T and chair of ONAP Technical Steering Committee. “I am continually impressed by the amazing work we put forth every day and how we are making a difference across the Industry. It is an incredible collective effort between carriers, vendors and cloud providers. We have all been working incredibly hard these last few months to make the Frankfurt release happen.”

Release Highlights:

  • 5G support — Frankfurt includes support for end-to-end 5G service orchestration and network slicing, greater alignment with the O-RAN specification, and other enhancements.  Developed in collaboration with SDOs such as 3GPP (see more details below), this feature positions ONAP as a comprehensive, vendor agnostic platform for 5G automation. 
  • Standards harmonization — Frankfurt advances alignment with ETSI vis-a-vis SOL002, SOL003, SOL004, SOL005 specifications; 3GPP in the areas of network slicing, fault/performance/configuration management; TM Forum on additional northbound APIs; and O-RAN software community in terms of the O1 interface. These harmonization efforts mean greater deployment readiness.
  • Commercial deployments are easier — Frankfurt brings better deployment readiness through major improvements in the continuous integration (CI) process, bringing stability, speed of innovation, and security:
    • CI — Frankfurt introduces the capability to run automated testing in response to new patch submissions. Since January, the patch submission process has resulted in ~4,000 ONAP installations and ~70,000 automated test suites. In addition, the integration team has defined five test categories, test APIs, and a test database. 
    • Security — Almost every ONAP project made progress on key security issues such as converting ports to https, removal of hard coded passwords, running K8s pods with non-root privileges, and reducing security vulnerabilities (CVE)s. Numerous open source dependencies were upgraded, such as Java 8 to Java 11. 
  • Cloud native deployments are easier — Significant security and flexibility improvements made to the OOM project include security enhancements and the ability for ONAP to be deployed in any Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS) environment, thus increasing the move towards cloud.
  • Major new functionality — Frankfurt supports self service control loops that allows designers to completely define new control loops without having to wait for an official ONAP release;  Controller Design Studio (CDS) integrated to control loops; Configuration & Persistency Service supports saving 5G/O-RAN configuration data. This release also includes a new use case blueprints: Multi-Domain Optical Network Service (MDONS) for L0/L1 optical service automation and enhanced blueprints for 5G and CCVPN. 

Commercial Deployments

Bell Canada was the first to use ONAP’s first release, Amsterdam, into production in 2017. They have now automated a significant amount of manual configuration, recovery and provision work in their network by using ONAP in production across multiple use cases. More details on Bell’s  ONAP journey are available in a new case study.

A recent survey of the LFN End User Advisory Group (EUAG) revealed that over one quarter of respondents have already deployed ONAP into production with another 19 percent planning to do so. A new whitepaper has been published by the EUAG detailing these findings as well as provides options and analysis of various consumption models. Another survey of the ONAP community revealed that 17 percent of respondents had ONAP in production currently with the other 83 percent planning to move ONAP to production in two years or less. 

More details on Frankfurt—including new functionalities, blueprints, and 5G use cases—are available via the links provided below. To learn more about ONAP Frankfurt, please visit

Additional Updates

The OPNFV Verification Program (OVP)—which combines open source-based automated compliance and verification testing for cloud stack specifications established by ONAP, multiple SDOs, and the LFN EUAG—has now granted two new badges for VNFs, the first to ULAK Communications, the second to Affirmed Networks. In addition, 12 products have now received the NFVI “Infrastructure” badge. The next phase of OVP will enhance this effort with badges for cloud native telecom platforms and CNFs.

The Linux Foundation is pleased to support four online learning courses for ONAP (both free and paid options). In Q3 of this year, the Certified ONAP Professional exam will be launched. The exam is the product of many months of work to identify the core domains and the critical skills, knowledge and competencies necessary for ONAP including Service Design, Service Deployment, Service LCM, Troubleshooting, and Control Loop Automation. The Beta program is accepting registrations until July 31. Learn more about ONAP training and the exam.

On June 18th at 9:00 AM Pacific Time, the LFN Webinar Series will host a special webinar dedicated to the release: What’s New in ONAP Frankfurt presented by ONAP expert Amar Kapadia. Register here for live and on-demand viewing. 

Looking Ahead

The next ONAP release, ‘Guilin,’ is planned for 2H of 2020 and will further increase the support for 5G in areas of network slicing and O-RAN integration, ETSI (e.g. SOL007) and 3GPP standards, as well as the cloud native journey including deeper integration with K8s. The release after Guilin is codenamed Honolulu.

The LFN community will host a virtual LFN Developer & Testing Forum June 22-25 to collaborate and engage across projects and groups, including ONAP, OPNFV, OpenDaylight Tungsten Fabric, and CNTT. More details, including registration information, are available here:

The Open Networking & Edge Summit (ONES), the industry’s premier open networking event now expanded to comprehensively cover Edge Computing, Edge Cloud & IoT takes place virtually, September 28-29. ONES enables collaborative development and innovation across enterprises, service providers/telcos and cloud providers to shape the future of networking and edge computing. Register today:


Support for ONAP Frankfurt

“The Frankfurt release marks another important milestone in the evolution of the ONAP platform,” said Chris Rice, Senior Vice President, Network Infrastructure and Cloud, AT&T. “The continued emphasis on security and stability in Frankfurt ensures carriers have the confidence to use ONAP as the basis of their network automation platforms and the improvements in ease-of-use and user experience make it simpler than ever for new carriers to adopt. The focus on O-RAN and 3GPP alignment in this release means ONAP is well-positioned to support 5G deployments around the world.”

“As its deployment accelerates, ONAP Frankurt regards 5G as the primary target. It provides the first open-source implementation of automatic  E2E slicing orchestration.” Dr. Feng Junlan, Chief Scientist of China Mobile Research Institute and General Manager of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Operation Center, pointed out, “Looking forward, to handle the management challenges brought about by the complexity of the 5G network itself and the diversity in industry customers requirements, further advancing network automation based on AI empowerment has become the next focal point. It would be our dearest hope that ONAP continues to strengthen cooperation with LF-Edge and LF AI, as well as external standardization organizations, to jointly contribute to an open, shared, and win-win platform for technology innovation to enable network intelligence.”

“As an open-source champion, Fujitsu is honored to contribute our modeling and software expertise to the ONAP community,” said Rod Naphan, head of the Technology Business Unit at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.  “The MDONS blueprint that Fujitsu co-developed for the Frankfurt release brings new optical service orchestration capabilities, further enhancing multi-layer cross-carrier network operations through the ONAP platform.”

“We are very pleased with the achievements of the ONAP community in the Frankfurt release, a true testimony of open collaboration in the industry.  Nokia continued to further enhance its network functions integration with ONAP, in particular 5G radio integration, to smooth the path for future network rollouts. Other areas of focus for Nokia in the Frankfurt release include Plug’n’Play capabilities “from power-up to on-air,” enhancing ONAP security with support for distribution of certificates generated by external servers, and ONAP’s harmonisation with 3GPP, ORAN, and ETSI NFV.  We’re proud to be part of this active community,” said Jonne Soininen, head of Open Source Initiatives, Nokia Bell Labs & CTO.

“Orange confirmed its strong commitment to build a vibrant Open Source networking ecosystem that will fasten the network automation adoption in production and improve interoperability,”  said Emmanuel Bidet, vice president of Orange Labs Networks on Core Networks, Automation and Security. “Orange has dramatically increased its involvement in ONAP becoming a top 3 contributor. Orange is still offering some lab resources to help the end users to discover and use ONAP through the community Openlab or to increase the release trustability thanks to several CI/CD labs. Leading two main projects (Integration and Installation), Orange is developing and maintaining advanced CI chains and complex test suites including security tests in order to facilitate the ONAP adoption in production. Aligned with Orange strategy to deploy ONAP for WAN based services, Orange is also involved in the MDONS use-case. Orange is also contributing to CNF integration and more widely to improve ONAP Cloud Readiness. Finally Orange is contributing to CDS to make sure that xNF smart automation promises become reality. Orange is looking forward to contributing to the Guilin Release, continuing the journey towards a full cloud-native platform. We are fully convinced that ONAP is a key component to bring added value to our network’s solutions.”

About the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

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ONAP Doubles-Down on Deployments, Drives Commercial Activity Across Open Source Networking Stack with ‘Dublin’ Release

By Announcement
  • Continued community expansion and alignment  make ONAP center of gravity among Members, End Users, SIs, Vendors, OSS groups, and SDO organizations 
  • Major blueprints and 5G features focused on global deployments and scale
  • ONAP now plays an integral role in compliance and verification program (OVP)
  • Increased adoption and commercial ecosystem support reaches mainstream tipping point

San Francisco, July 9, 2019 – LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open networking projects, today announced the availability of ONAP Dublin and the addition of six new members. ONAP’s fourth release, Dublin, brings an uptick in commercial activity –  including new deployment plans from major operators (including Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, and Telstra) and ONAP-based products and solutions from more than a dozen leading vendors – and has become the focal point for industry alignment around management and orchestration of the open networking stack, standards, and more. 

Combined with the availability of ONAP Dublin, the addition of new members (Aarna Networks, Loodse, the LIONS Center at Pennsylvania State University, Matrixx Software, VoerEir AB, and XCloud Networks) continues LFN’s global drumbeat of ecosystem growth for accelerated development and adoption of open source and open standards-based networking technologies. 

“It’s great to see such robust ecosystem growth with new deployments, new commercial adoption, and new members,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Orchestration, Edge & IoT, the Linux Foundation. “ONAP is now a focal point for industry alignment around MANO, conformance and verification, and standards collaboration. Dublin specifically brings 5G network automation for secure, standards-aligned global deployments on any cloud of any size or location.” 

“Beyond the technical accomplishments, Dublin highlights the maturity of our ONAP Community,” said Catherine Lefèvre, ONAP TSC Chair. “The relationship between carriers and vendors has grown even stronger through cooperation in many areas, including development, security and integration. For example, Swisscom and Samsung played significant roles in this release. Their collaboration with other carriers and vendors highlights the ‘innovate together’ spirit that prevails within the ONAP community. Swisscom drove the broadband service use case, collaborating with member vendors of the ONAP open source community in development and testing. Samsung performed penetration tests that identified new requirements that were taken up as a priority by the ONAP Security Subcommittee led by Orange.”

End-User Deployments Drive Commercial Activity with ONAP Dublin
Telcos and vendors alike announced new production deployments of ONAP during the Dublin release cycle. Major operators leverage ONAP to enhance consumer mobility services (AT&T) and monitor the quality of network management system access across several European countries (Orange). Concurrently, carriers including Bringcom, China Mobile, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, KT, Reliance Jio, Swisscom Turk Telecom,Telstra, and TIM conduct testing, PoCs, or trials that may result in additional production deployments by the end of 2019. 

On the vendor side, Aarna Networks, Amdocs, BOCO, Huawei, and ZTE announced a pure-play ONAP distribution or products based on ONAP. In addition, new demos and support services were made available by Accenture, Ampere, Arris, Ciena,  Ericsson, iconectiv, Netsia, Nokia, Pantheon, Ribbon, Rift, Tech Mahindra, and Wipro. 

The latest deployments signal ONAP’s continued growth among end users.

Additional updates in ONAP Dublin include:

  • New and Enhanced Blueprints:  
    • Dublin introduces a new residential connectivity blueprintBroadband Service, to demonstrate multi-gigabit residential connectivity over PON using ONAP. 
    • The multi-release 5G blueprint adds enhancements to PNF support, performance management, fault management (PM, FM) monitoring, homing using the physical cell ID (PCI), and progress on modeling to support end-to-end network slicing in subsequent releases. 
    • The CCVPN blueprint now includes dynamic addition of services and bandwidth on-demand.
  • OVP Enhancements: In April, an expanded OPNFV Verification Program (OVP) was launched that includes VNF verification through publicly-available VNF compliance test tooling based on requirements developed within the ONAP community. While OVP checks against industry-wide requirements, it does not check VNF compliance against operator-specific requirements (e.g. VM flavors, dataplane acceleration technologies, and so on). For this reason, Dublin adds a Vendor Software Product (VSP) compliance check in SDC to fill this gap.
  • Standards Alignment: Illustrating the significance of ONAP both as a reference architecture and reference code for an automation platform, LF Networking collaborates with standards bodies (e.g. 3GPP, ETSI NFV ISG, ETSI ZSM ISG, MEF, and TM Forum) to provide reference architectures for standards development. (For more information on how open source and open standards are collaborating, watch this keynote panel discussion from Open Networking Summit North America). 

More details on ONAP Dublin are available at this link. ONAP’s next release, El Alto, is expected later this year and will include minor requirement updates focused on S3P, among other enhancements. 

New LFN Members

The newest LFN members will work alongside the 100+ existing member organizations to drive development, testing and implementation of LFN’s networking projects, including FD.ioONAPOPNFVOpenDaylightPNDASNAS, and Tungsten Fabric. Aarna Networks, Loodse, Matrixx, VoerEir AB, and  XCloud Networks join as Silver members while the LIONS Center at Pennsylvania State University is the newest Associate member. 

Upcoming Community Events

Open Networking Summit Europe, the industry’s premier open networking event enabling collaborative development and innovation across enterprises, service providers and cloud providers, takes place September 23-25 in Antwerp, Belgium. Early Bird registration runs through July 28th.

Support from New and Existing LFN  Members:

Aarna Networks
“5G and edge computing are a once in a generation disruption that will fundamentally transform enterprise and telecom networks. This new world will be software driven using technologies such as NFV, SDN, and cloud computing, and will require sophisticated orchestration, management, and automation,” said Amar Kapadia, co-founder at Aarna Networks. “By Joining LF Networking, we can collaborate more deeply with the ONAP community and related projects such as OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric, and PNDA.”

“The Dublin release represents a major leap forward in third-party vendor and carrier support of ONAP,” said David Lu, vice president, SDN Platform & Systems, AT&T. “With more vendors now utilizing ONAP to offer new services and solutions, this latest release marks a tremendous win in ONAP’s platform strategy and in the continued effort to expand community and industry adoption. Additionally, the Dublin release not only provides many new automation features in support of the DevOps model, but also supports the TM-Forum Open API initiative and the BOS
Catalyst project, both of which demonstrate the success of the ONAP platform for industry mainstream automation and transformation.”

“Congratulations to the ONAP community on their Dublin release,” said Anders Rosengren, Head of Architecture & Technology, Business Unit – Digital Services, Ericsson. “Ericsson is at the forefront of 5G evolution driving innovation across cloud native, AI/ML, Automation, Orchestration, Edge computing and supporting and contributing code to various open source projects. In ONAP, Ericsson is one of the leading contributors of code. We are looking forward to continuous growth of ONAP to support more use cases across 5G, cloud native and Edge in the coming releases.”

“We are happy to see the release of the fourth version of ONAP, which is more mature and easier to deploy. The new use case of broadband service (BBS) which Huawei collaborated with Swisscom has once again proved ONAP’s powerful platform capabilities and wide adaptability. The telecom industry has taken a big step forward in building a unified network automation de-facto standard based on ONAP. We will continue to work with industry partners to make contributions to a more efficient, open and prosperous ecosystem for the network industry,” said Bill Ren, Chief Open Source Liaison Officer, Huawei

“By joining LF Networking, we look forward to contributing to innovations in cloud native networking and bringing the communities together for mutual benefit,” said Sebastian Steele, co-founder and CEO, Loodse. “With our practical experience, we can help LF Networking to integrate a cloud native and Kubernetes perspective into its projects and find solutions for real-world use-cases. And, personally, I look of course forward to getting to know many members of the community at industry events.”  

MATRIXX Software
“MATRIXX is extremely pleased to join the LF Networking group at a time when cloud native network functions and open source are more important than ever for service providers,” said Marc Price, Global CTO of MATRIXX Software. “As a Silicon Valley based company committed to innovation and digital disruption, MATRIXX is uniquely positioned to aid LF Networking members as we advance a new generation of services inspired by web scale best practices.”

“With ONAP Dublin release, Nokia has been driving ONAP support for 5G readiness and enhancing the service domains beyond the initial scope – towards 5G radio, edge cloud and fixed broadband. Supporting virtualized and physical network functions in all of these domains is key for managing and orchestrating networks and services end-to-end,” said Ron Haberman, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia Software. “The support of open source projects like ONAP, complementing and integrating with our commercial solutions, remains an integral part in Nokia’s overall portfolio strategy as an end-to-end solution provider. Consequently, openness, interoperability, and usability are key design principles we are pushing together with our partners in each release.”

“Orange strongly believes that ONAP is the solution to align industry for network automation” said Emmanuel Bidet, vice president of Orange Labs Networks on Core Networks, Automation and Security. Orange adopts a pragmatic step-by-step approach by deploying in production a subset of ONAP components to monitor the quality of network management system access in several European countries. Orange also setup a comprehensive 18 days ONAP training to facilitate ONAP adoption in the company. We also see significant move in the community to better align the priorities with the operational requirements. As a founding member of ONAP, Orange is still increasing its commitment  to ONAP evolution aligned with our business priorities. In addition to the community OpenLab platform used by 150+ users , Orange leads the ONAP security subcommittee and introduced a new chain tool to improve the ONAP CI/CD process. Orange is also acting to align ONAP with standardization bodies (TMF, ETSI/NFV, 3GPP …).”

“Open source software is in the core of most of Swisscom’s products and internal systems and platforms. We believe that the LFN projects, and especially ONAP, play a key role in making the telecom industry more open.” said David Pérez Caparrós, Lead DevOps Engineer, Swisscom. “At Swisscom, we strive for high levels of automation and seek for a more standardized way to build the next generation of our current net-near IT platforms. We are evaluating how ONAP can help us to achieve that goal. As a first step, the BBS (Broadband Service) use case leverages ONAP’s  automation capabilities to enable our customers to move their CPE with services automatically configured at the new location – this helps increase customer satisfaction, while reducing operational costs and complexity in IT procedures.”

VoerEir AB
“As networks transform to open source it is important that the industry come together to work collectively on clear technical demarcation points to reach the next level of maturity,” said Patric Lind CEO of VoerEir AB.  “We have, for the last few years, been active in the OPNFV, Open Networking Summit and other open source communities and are excited to take an even more active role. The maturity of open source changes the focus towards the areas of interoperability and production-grade networks where we believe VoerEir AB has a lot to contribute.”

XCloud Networks
“XCloud is excited to support LF Networking and work with the great minds moving the industry forward,” said Alex Saroyan, Founder & CEO, XCloud. “We strongly believe that the future data center will encompass, in part, the agility to enable the network to become a part of the computing fabric. After learning from customers for more than two years we are focused on bringing to market the tooling and service required to facilitate this change. By joining LF Networking we are hoping to meet the folks in the industry ready to deliver solutions in line with the vision established by the open networking community.” 

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

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ONAP Casablanca & LFN Ecosystem Updates: Supporting Comments from Members

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“We view standardization and openness as critical solution requirements for realization of the dynamic and automated service-driven network, and we are very pleased with the results that ONAP is providing in accelerating speed to market and vendor innovation for our customers”, said Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President, Entertainment, Media and Technology, Amdocs. “We now see significant positive momentum from many of our customers who are starting  to leverage ONAP to expose and orchestrate their networks-as-a-service to more rapidly and easily design, build and monitor new offerings. This approach will prove to be a pivotal element of service providers delivering a cornerstone of our connected society. As a founding member and co-creator of ONAP, Amdocs remains strongly committed to its ongoing development. We lead the ONAP use case subcommittee which is doing vital work to develop and promote future-facing use cases like 5G and edge automation. Additionally, Amdocs believes in the importance of gaining alignment across the standards bodies, and is actively contributing to align service onboarding standardization across ONAP and ETSI.”

“ARRIS offers communications service providers software development and integration support to streamline service activation and enhance agility,” said Jack Raynor, senior director, ARRIS Professional Services Software and Integration Practice, ARRIS.  “The pillars of Multi-Domain Service Orchestration include planning, design, implementation and operation, resulting in more accuracy and reduced cost through automation and improved customer satisfaction.  Our software solution services leverage best of breed and leading edge technologies and platforms for Orchestration and Automation including ONAP. ARRIS is currently developing and deploying an ONAP-based solution with a major Asia Pacific telco customer. We are committed to building an open solution that frees operators from the complexities of their own infrastructures.”

Bell Canada
Tamer Shenouda, director, Network Transformation and Operations Support Systems, Bell Canada: “As we continue to deploy new services and features on ONAP, we see the Casablanca release as a stepping stone towards our vision of a self-service automation platform for our operations teams. We believe this will enable faster adoption and drive benefits at a much larger scale, both on virtual and physical networks.”

China Mobile
“Congratulations to the entire ONAP community!  Carriers, Vendors, Researchers, Practitioners, LFN, etc.  together have come a long way to deliver Casablanca, a commercial ecosystem with new/enhanced technical features and supporting new use cases such as CCVPN and 5G,” said Dr. Junlan Feng, Chief, China Mobile Research. “ Special thanks to LFN and all developers!  We believe Casablanca will better enable carriers to find their own trajectory to deploy ONAP in commercial use. For future work, we hope we continuously strength ONAP in terms of solidness, flexibility and easiness of use.”

China Telecom
Sun Qiong, Director of SDN R&D Center, China Telecom Beijing Research Institute and LFN Board member: “We are so happy to see that the new Casablanca release is delivered. This release offers more useful features, more interesting use cases, and better performance and stability. We believe more and more carriers will find benefits from it.”

Mats Karlsson, Head of Solution Area OSS at Ericsson says, “Ericsson is driving the 5G global ecosystem that will deliver services for all industries. Both open source and standards will play a crucial role in the evolution of 5G. The advent of 5G will bring new use cases and disruptive business models for all industries. As the industry moves in to virtualization including cloud native and edge cloud, networks will become even more complex and we need automation & orchestration to manage this complexity. Automation leveraging AI/ML influenced policy – adaptive policy, is key to manage new services, resources and to achieve closed loop automation and optimization. The Casablanca release brings new and enhanced features that provide platform stability and support for existing and evolved use cases such as Residential CPE, VoLTE, cross domain VPN and 5G use cases.”

“ONAP is the common platform for end to end automation and intelligent operation. The ONAP Casablanca release has been enhanced with respect to architecture, capabilities and maturity to allow global deployment of the platform. Huawei is one of the top contributors to ONAP community since it was formed early 2017. Huawei collaborated with Vodafone and China Mobile to build and integrate ONAP with Huawei commercial SDN controllers in CCVPN use case that is delivered with ONAP Casablanca release.  In addition Huawei is building the Digital Transformation service portfolio for Telcos around our ONAP-based AIDO (design time) and IES (runtime) platforms,” said Bill Ren, vice president, Network Industry & Ecosystem Development, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltfd. “In the future, Huawei will continue to contribute openly and extensively to the community. Huawei will also happily continue to collaborate with our customers to develop solutions for different business scenarios to enable digital transformation in the industry, and maximize business value.”

Reliance Jio
Robert Pippert, vice president, Technology Development Wireless & Common Platforms, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Ltd.: “ONAP is a key element in Reliance Jio’s MANO ecosystem.  Our transformation towards a Machine Learning-driven cognitive network continues to accelerate as we embrace the evolution towards 5G.”

“As a founding member of LF Networking and an early contributor to the OPNFV project, Lenovo is embracing open source initiatives that enable communications service providers to accelerate deployment time as part of their digital transformation,” said Charles Ferland, vice president and General Manager, Telco at Lenovo Data Center Group. “We are looking forward to leveraging the OVP certification program as part of the validation of our NFVi solutions and certification with our strategic independent software vendor (ISV) partners.”

Lumina Networks
“Lumina Networks is thrilled to be a contributor to the ONAP SDN-C Casablanca release, leveraging Lumina’s community leadership and ability to mature technology for operational readiness and deployment at our major service provider customers,” said Andrew Coward, CEO, Lumina Networks. “Our SDN controller Powered by OpenDaylight(TM) aligns perfectly to the ONAP charter to deliver the promise of new service innovation and better network automation without vendor lock-in.”

“As a platinum member, NEC/Netcracker has been actively involved in enhancing the architecture principles of ONAP with a particular focus in Casablanca on increasing the interoperability and modularity of sub systems,” said Aloke Tusnial, CTO SDN/NFV at Netcracker. “Casablanca represents the beginning of cloud native adoption in open source orchestration to support the upcoming evolution of VNFs to CNFs. NEC/Netcracker will continue our active engagement throughout the ONAP journey to cloud native  to enable new 5G use cases and edge workload orchestration.”

“We are delighted to see the next ONAP release being launched. For managing and orchestrating networks and services end-to-end, we have been driving the support of virtualized and physical network functions running in hybrid networks, which will be the reality for a number of years to come,” said Antti Koskela, VP, Digital Operations at Nokia Software. “As a vendor providing true end-to-end solutions, we have also been expanding our cloud-wise services portfolio to allow full interoperability between ONAP, OPNFV, and Nokia or third- party network functions and management systems. We genuinely appreciate the attempt to combine ONAP and OPNFV verification.”

“Orange is fully engaged in the open source ecosystem contributing to industry alignment,” says Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, senior vice president of Orange Labs Networks. “For the success of virtualization, we see alignment on a single automation solution as a must: ONAP is now part of our RFPs. OPNFV and the verification programme of  LFN are the bricks that will help to consolidate telco-grade infrastructure. Orange is strongly involved in those LFN projects, actively contributed to the ONAP Casablanca release and is offering an open platform to facilitate ONAP adoption by the community. Additionally, Orange is a leading contributor to OPNFV.”

Srinivasa Kalapala, vice president, Global Technology & Supplier Strategy, Verizon: “We are pleased to see strong and growing developer ecosystem for ONAP and progress made by community in delivering Casablanca.  We anticipate that Casablanca will accelerate the adoption of ONAP with its focus on policy-driven orchestration, ETSI based NFV onboarding, stability and performance in support of real world deployments. The collaboration with ONAP underscores Verizon’s leadership in delivering market leading network services, while simplifying onboarding and operational functions.”

Fran Heeran, Group Head of Cloud & Automation, Vodafone: “Interoperability between service providers forms the very foundation of our industry. As we transform how we build and operate our services at a global scale, it is critical that the automation and orchestration we introduce in our own networks and services can extend securely beyond our boundaries. The capabilities we are developing with our partners and the contributions to the ONAP community will allow us to offer next generation networks services to our customers at global scale with speed and agility. Vodafone is committed to helping drive open standards as we transform service creation, deployment, orchestration and operations.”

ONAP Releases Casablanca, Enhances Deployment Capabilities Across Open Source Networking Stack

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New releases from ONAP and OPNFV advance NFV testing, orchestration & automation, as Accenture joins at the Gold level

San Francisco, December 4, 2018 LF Networking (LFN), which facilitates collaboration and operational excellence across open networking projects, today announced continued progress to ease deployments across the open source networking stack. New platform releases from ONAP (Casablanca) and OPNFV (Gambia) bring additional support for cross-stack deployments across new and existing use cases such as 5G and Cross-Carrier VPN (CCVPN), as well as enhancements to cloud-native VPN. Additionally, the organization’s compliance and verification program recently announced its expansion into virtual network functions (VNF) testing and is now recruiting Beta participants. VNF testing will help ease deployment pains and improve VNF quality and interoperability across real-world deployments.

“New and enhanced deployments of our platforms are popping up every day across the globe, and with tighter cross-community integration and an expanded compliance and verification program, we are well-positioned to facilitate innovative industry progress,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, networking, the Linux Foundation. “The latest releases of ONAP and OPNFV usher in a new era for LFN as the community continues to foster an expanding commercial ecosystem.”

“We are pleased with the continued growth and the diversity of contributors to ONAP, a key project within Linux Foundation Networking. The Casablanca release is a major step forward for this effort.  With wide-scale service provider and equipment supplier participation, ONAP is becoming the de facto automation platform for carrier grade service provider networks,” said Chris Rice, senior vice president of Network Cloud & Infrastructure at AT&T and Board Chair, LF Networking. “AT&T remains committed to actively contributing new code; leading technical areas; partnering on new 5G initiatives; orchestrating services across VNFs, PNFs, and soon CNFs (Container Network Functions), as well as developing leading edge, model driven platform enhancements like the Controller Design Studio.”

New Platform Releases Enhance Deployability

Together, LFN projects are crossing the open networking chasm by maturing capabilities that enhance deployability across an expanding commercial ecosystem. Supported by a growing list of top vendors, carriers, and other organizations, ONAP which brings together top global carriers and vendors with the goal of allowing end users to automate, design, orchestrate and manage services and virtual functions has expanded into a truly scalable platform with multiple, parallel threads. OPNFV a system-level integrations, deployment, testing and feature development project advances the state of NFV around cloud native and moves toward implementing continuous delivery (CD) to better support DevOps (a model that is growing importance to communication service providers) and infrastructure automation.

Key enhancements included in each release:

  • ONAP Casablanca introduces two new blueprints, sets the stage for a rich VNF ecosystem to emerge around ONAP, demonstrates community expansion, and adds new functionality making ONAP suitable for global deployment.
  • Building on a common theme of automation enhancements across LFN, OPNFV Gambia progresses the state of NFV around continuous delivery, cloud native network functions (CNFs), testing, carrier-grade NFVI features and upstream project integration. OPNFV was a pioneer with NFV continuous integration and is now taking a first step towards DevOps and continuous delivery.

Compliance and Verification Expands

Concurrently, expansion of the OPNFV Verification Program (OVP) is underway. Initially started as a program to test and verify the readiness and availability of commercial NFV NFVI/VIM products based on OPNFV functional testing capabilities, OVP is broadening its purview in 2019 to include testing and verification of VNF applications as well as third-party lab support. VNF testing will soon be in beta with active code that includes VNFSDK testing code. Vendors are encouraged to participate by submitting their VNFs for early testing to help shape the direction and future of virtualized deployments.

More details on ONAP Casablanca are available at this link and details on OPNFV Gambia can be found here. To learn about how to get involved in the compliance and verification program or to submit a VNF for testing send queries to  

Accenture Joins LFN

Additionally, LFN is excited to announce that Accenture has joined the project at the Gold level. Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture joins additional Gold members Aptira, Inocybe Technologies, Lumina Networks, Microsoft and Telstra.

“ONAP continues to make great progress to help the industry evolve toward programmable network platform architecture via groundbreaking innovation and the ability to orchestrate cross-domain services,” said Amol Phadke, a managing director at Accenture and the company’s Global Network Strategy and Portfolio lead. “We are bringing a comprehensive and customizable ‘as a Service’ solution to the ONAP community that service providers can leverage and operationalize using a vendor-agnostic open-source approach.”  

Upcoming Community Events

LFN will be onsite at KubeCon+CloudNativeCon North America in Seattle, December 10-13, 2018. Join us to learn how LFN projects enable cloud native network functions (CNFs) and integrate across the container landscape. More information about the event, including registration, full agenda and details on the co-located Mini Summit, are available here:

The next ONAP Developer Design Forum will be conducted jointly with the OPNFV Gambia Plugfest in Paris, France from January 8-11, 2019. The event  will focus on Dublin release planning and explore various synergies with OPNFV as well as provide a forum for beta testing VNF compliance. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend the co-located events. Learn more here:

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ONAP Beijing: Member Supporting Quotes

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“As one of the founding creators of and leading code contributors to ONAP, we’re thrilled to see this strong and growing developer ecosystem continue to advance the platform,” said Chris Rice, LF Networking Board Chairman and Senior Vice President of Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design at AT&T. “All service providers and network operators will benefit from the second software release, Beijing, which is focused closely on enhancing the platform to ensure scalability, security, stability and performance in support of real world deployments. As the 5G era approaches, software-centric network automation will be key to meeting customer expectations and driving new capabilities into the network.”


“China Mobile is committed to implementing network transformation technology innovation based on the ONAP open source community. We are very pleased to see that after the basic functional verification of the Amsterdam version of the core network virtualization business scenario, the community version of Beijing has been enhanced with respect to stability, reliability, and security,” said Yachen Wang, Deputy General Manager, AI and Intelligent Operation R&D Center, Network and IT Technology Department, China Mobile. “We will select core modules based on the Beijing version to conduct customized product R&D for key CMCC application scenarios. At the same time, we will continue to invest resources in supporting community work. In particular, the jointly-developed SDN and NFV-enabled cloud network collaborative orchestration business scenarios to enhance functionality and verification, contributing to the widespread deployment of ONAP.”


“As a platinum member, China Telecom has witnessed and participated in the successful deployment of ONAP’s Amsterdam release. Thanks to member collaboration, the Beijing release is now available and includes progress in Security, Stability, Scalability and Performance,” said Dr. Sun Qiong, SDN Technology R&D Center Director of China Telecom Beijing Research Inst., and LFN Board member, China Telecom.  “Based on the ONAP Architectural Principles, Beijing will accelerate the policy-driven orchestration and automation of physical and virtual network functions, and expand the platform’s maturity. China Telecom has endeavored and will continuously work hard together with other LFN members to to develop the top global automation platform in a software-defined, virtualized era.”


“The ONAP Beijing release brings the maturity of the platform to a new stage, providing a very good reference for carrier network transformation and service  automation,” said Dr. Xiongyan Tang, chief scientist, China Unicom Network Technology Research Institute. “As an innovative leader in China’s telecommunications industry, China Unicom has always been committed to uniting industry partners, accelerating network innovation, enabling business development and prospering the whole industry ecosystem. We will continue to participate in developer activities within the LFN community and within our network, to help enable growth across the industry.”


Mats Karlsson, Head of solution area OSS at Ericsson says “Ericsson is one of the leading promoters of open source ecosystem, accelerating the adoption and industry alignment in key technology areas including ONAP and ETSI – NFV alignment to benefit customers and partners.  As part of Ericsson’s collaboration and deep involvement in many open source projects, we see automation with orchestration playing a vital role in the evolution of 5G networks. ONAP is a key enabler of 5G evolution bringing automation based on analytics, policy and orchestration across legacy & hybrid cloud environments. The Beijing release takes substantial step forward in platform security, scalability, stability, enhanced exposure capabilities, and deployable on both virtual machine and container/kubernetes infrastructures. This release also demonstrated Virtual CPE and Virtual VoLTE use cases.”

“The ONAP Beijing Release focuses on increasing the stability, reliability, security and performance of the platform, it is a key milestone for ONAP’s commercial deployment,” said Bill Ren, vice president, Network & Industry Ecosystem Development, Huawei. “With 5G and network cloudification, automation and intelligence are more important to the telecommunications industry than ever before. Because of its advanced architecture and concepts, Huawei believes that ONAP is an industry platform more suitable for global operator network automation, but ONAP’s  maturity requires more consensus and collaboration in the upstream and downstream in the industries. Huawei will work with its carrier partners to conduct a joint POC of the 2B service scenario based on the Beijing Release, and promote ONAP to commercial deployment as soon as possible.”

“Inocybe is pleased to have been actively involved in contributing to the OpenDaylight (SDN-C) component of the ONAP Beijing Release,” said John Zannos, CRO of Inocybe and LFN Board Member. “ONAP is bringing the world’s operators together to collaboratively innovate and solve some of the most common challenges they face on their journey to automated and intelligent networks. In collaboration with partners, we’re looking at how we can best industrialize the software and help operators build, test and manage use-case specific distributions using the production-ready components of ONAP like SDN-C.”

“Netsia is fully committed to ONAP and actively participating in the OSAM project for the Casablanca release,” said Bora Eliacik, VP of Engineering, Netsia. “We intend to take this into production at a leading service provider in Turkey.”


Marc Rouanne, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, says: “As top 10 contributor to the Beijing release, Nokia is an active member in the ONAP community and we continue to collaborate with community members to advance standard interfaces and system modularity in support of our customers’ varying needs. Integration with external controllers represents a significant step forward for an open and expandable automation platform, and is a key result of this collaboration. Nokia also supports recent ONAP directions towards virtual and physical network and service operations automation. Comprehensive automation strategies are critical for fast moving, hybrid network, digital services environments.”


“Designed using best-in-class micro-service architecture and following the best practice criteria for open source software, the ONAP Beijing Release provides a reliable and operable platform. It includes a set of powerful VNF packaging and validation tools that provides a common framework, easing VNF on-boarding and reducing the integration load,” said Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Senior Vice President of Orange Labs Networks. “Aligned with the internal network transformation program towards network softwaritisation, Orange is very active in the community with 20+ contributors for the Beijing Release. Orange developed 3 APIs aligned with TMF to facilitate integration within existing IT and BSS applications: External API/NorthBound Interface for service order, catalogue and inventory. To promote ONAP usage and to provide more testing capabilities, Orange proposes an Openlab platform used by 70+ users (from operators, vendors and academic) to demonstrate the full ONAP framework capabilities and to share results with the community.”


“We are excited to see the growing ONAP developer community and the strong interest from leading  Communication Service Providers (CSPs) across the globe,” said Arunmozhi Balasubramanian, Senior VP, Network Services – Solutions & Strategy, Tech Mahindra. “Tech Mahindra is among the top five contributors of ONAP. Tech Mahindra is executing a number of ONAP PoCs (Proof of Concepts) with leading CSPs across Americas, Europe and ANZ (Australia and New Zealand). The Beijing release provides support for PNFs (Physical Network Functions) which paves the way for easier migration to next- gen service management. ONAP enables CSPs to realize the much needed Service Agility and Hyper Automation for their networks.”

ONAP announces availability of Beijing Release, Enabling a Deployment- Ready Platform for Network Automation and Orchestration

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ONAP, as part of LF Networking, now accounts for more than 65% of global subscriber participation through carriers creating a harmonized, de-facto open source platform

San Francisco, June 12, 2018– The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, which delivers a unified platform for end-to-end, closed-loop network automation, today announced the availability of ONAP Beijing, its second software release. The Beijing release accelerates ease of ONAP deployment for modern network operators and comes as more leading global service providers commit to enhancing open source networking. LF Networking– a Linux Foundation entity that brings together six top networking projects (including ONAP) to increase harmonization across platforms, communities and ecosystems– now enables more than 65 percent of the world’s mobile subscribers, as well as major global enterprises and cloud providers serving hundreds of millions of customers.

“We are delighted to announce the availability of ONAP’s second release, Beijing, which advances the architecture, seven dimensions of deployability, and new automation functionality,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking, The Linux Foundation. “As a community, we celebrate the progress the Beijing release brings to the ecosystem and look forward to additional deployments of the platform.”

With ONAP’s Beijing release, the developer community has focused closely on new platform and process enhancements to ensure scalability, security, stability and performance in support of real-world deployments. The release also evolves the platform toward container-based implementations, and provides robust documentation and training for Virtual Network Functions (VNF) developers, service designers, and operations managers. Leading developers from solution providers, vendors and system integrators globally have laid the foundations of a robust commercial ecosystem.

“The Beijing release ushers in the next phase of ONAP,” said Mazin Gilbert, ONAP Technical Steering Committee (TSC) Chair, and Vice President, Advanced Technology, AT&T Labs. “The technical enhancements in this release focus on enhancing the stability and deployability of the platform. In addition, the community has focused on supporting users in their adoption journey with the delivery of several new Getting Started guides as well as online and in-person introductory training options. Together with the community, we are further establishing ONAP as the defacto standard for automation.”

Specific platform and feature enhancements of the Beijing release include:


  • ONAP Operations Manager supports the migration to microservices-based deployments on Kubernetes
  • ONAP has collaborated with MEF and TMForum on external APIs, ensuring those frameworks and APIs can communicate seamlessly with the ONAP platform.
  • MSB has helped ONAP modules evolve towards the microservice direction in Being by providing service registration/discovery and API Gateway.
  • ONAP has achieved the unified resource VNF Informational Model/Data Model for both design and runtime.


  • Starting with the Beijing release, the ONAP development process measures improvements in seven key operational parameters (Usability, Security, Manageability, Stability, Scalability, Performance and Resiliency) for each platform module.
  • The Beijing release brings advanced platform stability and resiliency based on deployment of of the ONAP Operations Manager (OOM) and the Multi-Site State Coordination Service (MUSIC) projects.
    • ONAP OOM enables ONAP modules to be run on Kubernetes, contributing to availability, resilience, scalability and more for ONAP deployments and sets the stage for full implementation of a microservices architecture, expected with the third release, Casablanca.
    • MUSIC is an optional new solution for state management of ONAP components across geographically distributed sites, ensuring federated active-active operation without degrading performance, reliability and availability.
  • As security is a key element of the CI framework, the Project has adopted CII (Core Infrastructure Initiative) badging as part of its release requirements. CII is a project managed by The Linux Foundation that collaboratively works to improve the security and resilience of critical open source projects.
  • ONAP gains over 70% improvement at the elapse time of service resilience close loop from the event federation provided by Multi VIM/Cloud.

Functional Enhancements – Blueprint Enrichment

  • The residential vCPE blueprint has been enriched with change management and policy-driven workload placement features that include hardware platform awareness (HPA).
    • Network service scaling to meet traffic needs is a fundamental NFV value proposition. VNF Manual Scaleout is also supported on vLB via APPC and Policy with LCM based Manual Scale Out.
  • VF-C aligns R2 VNF data model and supports VoLTE and CPE use case which integrates with open source VNF via GVNFM.

Ecosystem Expansion:

  • The open source community is rapidly organizing to ensure the technology, tools and services are in place to support rapid adoption.
  • VNF integration: With the Beijing release, the ONAP community worked closely with the OPNFV Verified Program (OVP), which simplifies adoption in commercial NFV products and establishes an industry threshold based on OPNFV capabilities and test cases, to coordinate integrations via the ONAP VNFSDK and ONAP VNF Validation Program (VVP) components.
  • Documentation and training:
    • New startup and operations guides for users
    • Design guides and API and SDK documentation for service designers and VNF developers
    • Online training: Free introductory courses on Open Source Networking Technologies and ONAP as well as more in-depth, paid ONAP Fundamentals training
    • Community-led best-practices webinars
  • Real-World Use
    • Organizations spanning every aspect of the ecosystem (vendors, telecommunication providers, cable and cloud operators, NFV vendors and solution providers) continue to leverage ONAP for commercial products and services. The Beijing release code is being integrated into new and existing proofs of concept and production deployment plans for large global carriers like AT&T, Bell Canada, China Mobile, China Telecom, Orange, Reliance Jio, Verizon, Vodafone, Turk Telecom, among others. And major leading vendors are building products and solutions on the ONAP platform.

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ONAP Developer Forum

The ONAP project is hosting a developer forum in preparation of the third release, Casablanca (coming this summer), which will take place in Beijing, China, June 19-22, 2018. Additional details and registration details can be found here.

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Verizon Joins Linux Foundation’s Open Network Automation Platform Project as Platinum Member

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Contributions Will Accelerate Network Innovation and Transformation

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO – January 16, 2018 – Verizon and The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced today that Verizon has joined the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project as a Platinum member. ONAP brings together the majority of global carriers and vendors to build an automation and orchestration platform to transform the service delivery lifecycle for network, cable and cloud providers. ONAP enables nearly 60 percent of the world’s mobile subscribers.

Participating in ONAP demonstrates Verizon’s commitment to open platforms and open source to drive innovation and transformation, especially in the areas of SDN and NFV. By working closely with the ONAP community, Verizon expects to:

  • Simplify and accelerate onboarding of network functions while expanding interoperability with other SDN ecosystems
  • Gain greater agility in network management, service creation and provisioning to best meet customer needs
  • Drive reference standards to vendors and partners for consistent deployment of their network services in the Verizon network

As an early leader in virtualization and cloud technologies, Verizon has driven the adoption of SDN and NFV across its network with a focus on transformation. With its scale and experience, Verizon is well-positioned to help drive the ONAP initiative across the industry with global partners and suppliers. The collaboration with ONAP underscores Verizon’s leadership in delivering new network services, while simplifying onboarding and operational functions.

“Future experiences powered by intelligent and automated networks is one of the biggest opportunity areas for carrier networks,” said Ed Chan, senior vice president and Chief Technology Architect at Verizon. “Verizon is working together with partners to accelerate virtualization and automation across the industry through ONAP.”

“We are thrilled Verizon is joining ONAP,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking and Orchestration, The Linux Foundation. “By participating in ONAP development, the world’s most influential carriers will greatly accelerate SDN/NFV services, virtual functions, and edge computing and 5G applications. Open standards and technologies like ONAP are advancing data networking faster and more economically than ever before.”

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 163,400 and generated nearly $126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. Its Oath subsidiary houses more than 50 media and technology brands that engage about 1 billion people around the world.

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Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project Expands Globally, Adds Four New Members

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Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Hangzhou Eastcom Software Technology Corporation, KT Corporation and LG Uplus Join the Effort to Harmonize Open Source and Standards

San Francisco – December 5, 2017 — The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project continues to experience rapid growth with the addition of four new members, including Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Hangzhou Eastcom Software Technology Corporation, KT Corporation and LG Uplus Corporation. Together with the community, these new ONAP members join more than 50 global service providers and technology leaders, all working to deliver a neutral automation platform for network, infrastructure and services.

“We are delighted to grow our global community by welcoming four new members to the project,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager of Networking and Orchestration, The Linux Foundation. “Our ongoing membership growth demonstrates that the industry understands the demand for network automation and establishes ONAP as the defacto standard. With the announcement of Amsterdam, we are well on our way to uniting organizations from around the world to create a new business model around a shared architecture and implementation for network automation.”

The new members will contribute to ONAP’s 30 projects with a variety of other industry-leading organizations. ONAP brings together service providers, telecommunication vendors, cloud service providers, system integrators and others to deliver a unified architecture and implementation, with an open standards upstream focus, faster than any one project or organization could on its own. Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications has joined as an Associate member. Hangzhou Eastcom Software Technology Corporation, KT Corporation and LG Uplus have joined as Silver members.

The first ONAP release, Amsterdam, was unveiled on November 21, 2017. For more information about ONAP and how to participate in its global membership community, please visit:

About the Newest ONAP Members:

The Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) is a key national university distinguished by teaching and research in the field of cable communications, wireless communications, computer and electronic engineering. BUPT is ranked as one of the top engineering schools in China and was created in 1955 under the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and the Communications Department of the General Staff Department of the People’s Liberation Army.

Hangzhou Eastcom Software Technology Co., Ltd. (Eastcom Software) was established in 1999 as a state-controlled enterprise jointly established by Potevio Eastcom Group Co., Ltd. (Eastcom Group), Eastcom Corp. and technical backbones. It is registered in the Hangzhou High-tech Zone. Eastcom Software is the leading provider of O & M software and service management software in China. A key part of Eastcom Software’s main business is computer software development services. The company provides complete set of OSS solutions as well as solutions and professional services for telecom, finance, government, public utilities, large commercial organizations and more. Its product areas cover operation and maintenance support, customer service management, big data service and support, education and training, mobile payment and Internet of Things.

KT Corporation provides telecommunications services in Korea. The company offers fixed-line telephone services, including local, domestic long-distance, and international long-distance fixed-line and voice over Internet protocol telephone services, as well as interconnection services. With its GiGA-class wired and wireless network infrastructure and ICT technologies, KT focuses on various convergence services including IoT, Big Data, AI, aiming at a global market. KT first introduced smartphone to Korean market in 2009 and now KT is preparing to deploy the first 5G trial network in 2018.

Founded in 1996, LG Uplus Corp. is a telecommunications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. LG Uplus provides a wide range of telecommunications services from mobile telephone, broadband Internet, Internet protocol TV through IDC and IoT. Some IDC services include data center, network connectivity, managed cloud, and IT operation and management.

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The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project brings together top global carriers and vendors with the goal of allowing end users to automate, design, orchestrate and manage services and virtual functions. ONAP unites two major open networking and orchestration projects, open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O), with the mission of creating a unified architecture and implementation and supporting collaboration across the open source community. The ONAP Project is a Linux Foundation project. For more information, visit


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Linux基金会网络和编排总经理Arpit Joshipura表示:“‘阿姆斯特丹’版本代表了ONAP社区和更广泛的开放源代码网络生态系统的重大进展。通过汇集会员资源,‘阿姆斯特丹’版是基于开放源代码和开放标准实现并实施全球共享的网络自动化架构的第一步。令人兴奋的是,通过一个健康的、迅速多样化的生态系统,一个业界协作和架构融合的新时代伴着ONAP‘阿姆斯特丹’版本的发布正在开始形成。”


已明确构建整个平台,以解决目前在运营一级网络方面的现实挑战。“阿姆斯特丹”版本为两个最初用例提供了经过验证的蓝图,在将来的版本中还会开发和测试更多用例。这包括VoLTE(Voice Over LTE),该技术将语音整合到IP网络上。通过虚拟化核心网,ONAP被用于设计、部署、监控和管理复杂的端到端VoLTE业务的生命周期。第二个用例是家庭虚拟客户终端设备(Residential vCPE)。ONAP使得所有业务都在网络中提供,这意味着CSP可以快速和按需地向其家庭客户添加新业务,从而创造新的收入来源和对抗竞争对手。

ONAP技术指导委员会(TSC)主席兼AT&T实验室高级技术副总裁Mazin Gilbert表示:“在短短六个月的时间里,社区成员共同努力,通过闭环自动化产生了一个能够改变服务交付生命周期的平台。此次初始版本为服务供应商用例提供了蓝图,代表了社区的协作和创新。”

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此外,ONAP将于12月5日在得克萨斯州奥斯汀市的CloudNativeCon + KubeCon大会上举办“ONAP容器网络”研讨会。本次研讨会旨在云集网络和云应用程序开发人员来共同讨论他们的按需部署安全网络服务的需求、想法和愿望。详情和注册信息,请访问:


开放网络自动化平台(ONAP)项目汇集了全球顶级运营商和供应商,目标是允许最终用户自动化、设计、协调和管理服务和虚拟功能。 ONAP将两个主要的开放式网络和业务流程项目,开放源代码ECOMP和开放式协调程序项目(OPEN-O),联合起来,其使命是创建统一的架构,实现并支持开源社区的协作。ONAP是Linux基金会下的一个开源项目。有关更多信息,请访问

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