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Türk Telekom Joins the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project As Platinum Member

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Turkey’s Leader in Information and Communication Technologies Provider to Help Accelerate Open Source Innovation and Automation Globally

Orlando, Florida – November 15, 2017 — MEF 17’–The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project continues its membership growth with the addition of new Platinum member Türk Telekom. Türk Telekom, Turkey’s world-class, integrated telecommunication and technology services provider, joining the project demonstrates both the continued ONAP momentum globally and growing commitment to open standards and open source.

With this collaboration and extension into Turkey, Türk Telekom will help accelerate ONAP globally and continue its mission to deliver a neutral automation platform for networks. Türk Telekom will also help ONAP execute the project’s plan for cloud providers and enterprises challenged to provide on-demand services profitably and competitively, while leveraging existing investments.  By unifying member resources, ONAP will accelerate the development of a vibrant ecosystem around a globally shared architecture and implementation for network automation–with an open standards focus–faster than any one product could on its own.

Türk Telekom joins 18 other global service providers and technology leaders that are platinum ONAP members including Amdocs, AT&T, Bell, China Mobile, China Telecom, Cisco, Ericsson, GigaSpaces, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Jio, Nokia, Orange, Tech Mahindra, VMWare, Vodafone and ZTE. In addition, 55 percent of the world’s mobile subscribers are supported by its members.

“We are delighted to invest in ONAP at the highest level and help guide the strategic, technical, and marketing direction for the project. As the only Turkish operator participating at ONAP, we believe joining the project is crucial for our  vision and helps us to better support technologies that our engineers are building,” said Cengiz Doğan, Chief Technology Officer of Türk Telekom. “We believe that ONAP has the ability to transform future networks by providing end-to-end, closed-loop automation to design, orchestrate, automate and manage new services.”

Türk Telekom offers its customers a complete range of mobile, broadband, data, TV and fixed voice services as well as innovative convergence technologies. With its rich history and continued growth, Türk Telekom is helping to advance Turkey into one of the largest telecom markets in EMEA. With its global presence, Türk Telekom will help drive the ONAP initiative into new regions and spread the continued adoption of open standards and open source.

“We are delighted to welcome Türk Telekom to the project and expand the list of telecommunication and technology services providers supporting ONAP,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking and Orchestration, The Linux Foundation. “With Türk Telekom on board, we look forward to their ongoing POC development and together will collaborate to create the future of network automation.”

About ONAP

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 https://www.onap.org.

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MEF and ONAP Collaborate to Advance Agile, Assured, and Orchestrated Services Over Automated Networks

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Relationship brings open source and standards together to further shared vision for service orchestration across multiple providers and technology domains

SDN NFV World Congress 2017 – The Hague, Netherlands, 11 October 2017 – MEF and the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), a Linux Foundation Project, today announced their joint collaboration to accelerate the rollout of agile, assured, and orchestrated services across automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks.  Service providers, cloud providers, and enterprises are challenged to provide on-demand services profitably and competitively, while maximizing existing investments. Together, MEF and ONAP will leverage the resources of their more than 250 combined member companies to speed open source-based SDN/NFV and LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) innovation that will power a new generation of dynamic network services optimized for the digital economy.

As part of this collaboration, MEF is now an associate member of both ONAP and The Linux Foundation, and The Linux Foundation is an auditing member of MEF. The organizations will jointly facilitate development of an LSO Framework and the creation of standardized open LSO APIs designed to automate the entire lifecycle for services orchestrated across multiple provider networks and multiple network technology domains. These efforts will be supported by LSO Hackathons at MEF17 and several MEF-hosted events in 2018 that will enable open source community developers and networking professionals to develop LSO-SDN-NFV based solutions that can be used in open source projects and in development of MEF LSO API specifications.

The collaboration between MEF and ONAP extends the work that MEF is already undertaking with The Linux Foundation’s OpenDaylight (ODL) and Platform for Network Data Analytics (PNDA) Projects. More details on collaborative initiatives will be shared in coming months.

“ONAP was formed with the understanding that the creation of a comprehensive framework for real-time, policy-driven software automation of virtual network functions could best be achieved by sharing and combining industry resources,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking & Orchestration, The Linux Foundation. “As part of this vision, The Linux Foundation is integrating our open networking initiatives more closely with industry associations like MEF. MEF and ONAP hold a common vision for the end-to-end automation of service provider networks. We are pleased to work with them to combine resources and minimize fragmentation to accelerate the transformation and automation of networks with SDN and NFV.”

“MEF is delighted to work with The Linux Foundation’s ONAP Project on a common goal of advancing orchestration of dynamic services that provide unprecedented user and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities,” said Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF. “We see great value in harmonizing open source and open standards work to speed development of open LSO APIs and realize their implementation as quickly as possible.”

SDN NFV World Congress 2017

Executives from MEF and The Linux Foundation will be speaking at the SDN NFV World Congress.

Pascal Menezes, MEF, will give a presentation titled “SD-WAN Managed Services and MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO)” at 5:00pm on Tuesday, 10 October.

Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation, will give a presentation titled “ONAP Project Overview & Update” at 2:05pm on Thursday, 12 October.

Dan Pitt, SVP, MEF, is chairing a MEF Workshop titled “Lifecycle Service Orchestration: From Specification to Implementation” that will be held 11:10am – 12:40pm on Friday, 13 October.

MEF17

MEF and ONAP will provide updates on collaboration activities during MEF Workshop and other presentations at the MEF17 event, to be held 13-16 November in Orlando, Florida.

Arpit Joshipura will give a presentation at 8:15am on Wednesday, 15 November and offer his industry perspective on the impact of open source networking.

See the MEF17 agenda for more details.

Participate in Joint Work                                                                                

To learn more and to participate in the joint work of ONAP and MEF, join the ONAP Technical Steering Committee or contact coordinator@mef.net at MEF.

About MEF

An industry association of 210+ member companies, MEF is enabling service providers to create a global ecosystem of networks that deliver agile, assured, and orchestrated services for the digital economy and hyper-connected world. These services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, service specifications, and certification programs. MEF’s work will enable automated delivery of standardized wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks. For more information: https://www.mef.net.

About the Open Network Automation Platform

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 https://www.onap.org.

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Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project Continues Rapid Membership Growth

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Equinix, FiberHome, Kaloom, Netsia, Openet and ZTEsoft
Expand Global Community and Further ONAP Vision for Collaborative Transformation of the Service Delivery Lifecycle & SDN/NFV

TMForum- Vancouver B.C, September 27, 2017 — The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project continues its rapid membership growth with the addition of Equinix, FiberHome, Kaloom, Netsia, Openet and ZTEsoft. These six new ONAP silver members are joining more than 50 global service providers and technology leaders working together to deliver a neutral automation platform for network, infrastructure and services across service providers, cloud providers and enterprises. ONAP is solving the challenge of Network Automation, providing on-demand services profitably and competitively, while leveraging existing investments.

“Open source networking has achieved significant market growth because it allows organizations of all sizes to quickly and innovatively bring new products and services to market using the largest shared technology investment,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking & Orchestration, The Linux Foundation. “At the same time, the industry understands that if we are to create the networks needed to support 5G and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), there must be global harmonization of development efforts. ONAP members share a commitment to uniting work and collaboratively transforming the service delivery lifecycle.”

Equinix, FiberHome, Kaloom, NETSIA, Openet, and ZTEsoft will work alongside ONAP’s vibrant, growing community of contributors, members and projects to build and deliver the connected world of the future. By consolidating and combining member resources, ONAP is positioned to deliver a unified architecture implementation with an open standards focus faster than any one project or company could on its own. With the addition of these new members, ONAP is now covering 55 percent of global providers served.

About the Newest ONAP Members:

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 44 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies.

FiberHome Technologies Group, established in 1974, is a leading equipment vendor and global solution provider in the field of information technology and telecommunications. FiberHome is directly affiliated to the Chinese State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council. It is also one of the largest enterprise located in the Optics Valley, Wuhan, China.  

Kaloom is a data center networking company building a programmable, high bandwidth, low-latency, loss-less, and fully automated software based networking solution – The Kaloom Flow Fabric™.  The Kaloom Flow Fabric™ provides a highly programmable data plane that allows virtual network functions (VNF) to be deployed at scale while optimizing compute resources and power utilization.  This allows emerging applications and services to delivered at the lowest possible cost with a maximum level of performance.  Targeted at Telcos and large enterprises, the Kaloom Flow Fabric™ runs on standard white box hardware and is compatible with VMs, Containers and bare metal environments.  Kaloom is based in Silicon Valley and Montreal.

Netsia is an applied research organization specializing in 5G. The company invests in new technologies, and showcases them through proof-of-concept and key use-case implementations by demonstrating the opportunities that these new technologies have to offer.

Openet provides solutions and consulting services that enable service providers to fast track their digital journeys. The company’s real-time solutions provide the digital platform for service providers to be more agile and innovative, helping them to engage with their customers to drive new revenues and increase their share of digital spend.

ZTEsoft is a leading software provider specialized in offering end-to- end BSS/OSS solutions and services to global telecom operators, and Smart Cities and IoT solutions to enterprises and governments. In more than 80 countries, ZSmart solutions have been selected by 145 operators and are serving over 700 million subscribers.

This week at TMForum, September 25-29 in Vancouver, Joshipura presented “ONAP: The Network Automation Platform Driving Open Source & Standards Harmonization.” His keynote session talked about how 5G/IoT/cloud are forcing carriers and data center operators to automate their networks.

The first ONAP release, Amsterdam, will be unveiled in the fourth quarter of this year. For more information about ONAP and how to participate in its global membership community, please visit: https://www.onap.org/members/join.

About ONAP

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 https://www.onap.org.

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Vodafone Joins Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project

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Global Operator To Accelerate Open Source Innovation and Automation

OPEN SOURCE SUMMIT NORTH AMERICA–LOS ANGELES–SEPT. 11, 2017–The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project today announced that Vodafone Group has joined as a Platinum member. The addition of Vodafone, one of the world’s largest service providers with operations in 26 countries, demonstrates the continuing momentum ONAP is achieving and highlights Vodafone’s ongoing commitment to open standards and open source.

Through worldwide collaboration and open development, Vodafone will help ONAP in its mission to deliver a neutral automation platform for network, infrastructure and services across service providers, cloud providers and enterprises challenged to provide on-demand services profitably and competitively, while leveraging existing investments.

Vodafone has been one of the early movers in the telecommunications industry to embrace virtualization and cloud technologies, with a program underway to drive the adoption of software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies across the group, together with the necessary operational transformation required. With its scale, experience and focus on such a significant group-wide transformation, Vodafone is extremely well-positioned to help drive the ONAP initiative from design through to practical implementation across the industry.

“We are looking forward to joining and collaborating with the ONAP community,” said Fran Heeran, Group Head of Network Virtualization at Vodafone and ONAP governing board  member. “In working with The Linux Foundation and other ONAP members, we look forward to contributing to and driving this exciting initiative as Vodafone continues to implement its network virtualization transformation program. Vodafone’s membership demonstrates the company’s commitment to open platforms and open source in helping to drive innovation and transformation across the telecommunication industry, especially in the areas of SDN and NFV.”

Vodafone joins 17 other global service providers and technology leaders that are platinum ONAP members, including Amdocs, AT&T, Bell, China Mobile, China Telecom, Cisco, Ericsson, GigaSpaces, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Jio, Nokia, Orange, Tech Mahindra, VMware and ZTE.

“With Vodafone and so many other global telecom companies investing in ONAP so early on, the project is incredibly well-positioned to swiftly deliver a common platform for rapidly designing, implementing and managing differentiated services,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, The Linux Foundation.  “We are honored to have Vodafone participate at the highest level as a platinum member and believe their participation will help shape the future of network automation.”

Vodafone joins the expanding ONAP community, which includes nearly 1,000 developers and 45 members, representing 55 percent of global subscribers. The ONAP community will come together for a technical face-to-face meeting on September 25-27 in Paris, France. Additional details can be found here.

About the Open Network Automation Platform

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 https://www.onap.org.

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Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project Doubles Members, Community and Projects in First Six Months

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Comcast, Infosys and Major Networking Vendors Join ONAP to Bolster The Project’s Global Potential

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2017 — Building on its technical momentum and rapid community growth, the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project today announced that Comcast, Fujitsu, Infosys, Netcracker Technology and Samsung joined as new members to contribute to the open source framework for network automation.

Just six months after launching, ONAP has doubled its roster of members, community participants and projects to more than 750 contributors, 50 members and 30 projects. The addition of Comcast and major Japanese and Korean companies, illustrate ONAP’s increasingly global impact and potential to transform and automate networks with SDN/NFV.

The rapidly growing community is working to deliver a neutral automation platform for network, infrastructure and services across service providers, cloud providers and enterprises challenged to provide on-demand services profitably and competitively, while leveraging existing investments.

Combined with this solid foundation, the new members are helping fuel ONAP’s uptick on all fronts. The technical community is making swift progress on the first release, Amsterdam. Due out later this year, Amsterdam will be the first ONAP release to integrate the original OPEN-O and ECOMP code bases into a common, powerful orchestration platform. To move Amsterdam forward, the technical community met this week and plans to convene outside of Paris in late September.

Additionally, the ONAP community has banded together to establish a number of projects and technologies essential to VNF orchestration that combine key features from both the OPEN-O and ECOMP platforms. This includes a collection of tools and guidelines that are designed to help vendors create, integrate and validate their VNFs with ONAP. As part of this work, ONAP also announces the acceptance of ICE.

ICE, developed at the AT&T Foundry in Palo Alto, Calif., is an incubation and validation platform for VNF’s that the TSC recently made a part of ONAP. Now known as the VNF Validation Program (ICE) Project, it includes a defined validation process and scripts that will form the basis of the certification and self-test programs for ONAP. This new project, along with the VNF Requirements Project and the VNF SDK Project that draw on code from OPEN-O and ECOMP, will define how VNFs can obtain an ONAP Compatible Label. Additional key areas of integration include service orchestration, deployment and monitoring of VNFs along with closed loop automation.

Furthermore, several uses cases required for carrier networks of the future have also been approved by the TSC, including Residential Broadband vCPE, vFW/vDNS and VoLTE.

With a vibrant and growing community committed to ONAP’s success, more than 10 global mobile service operators representing 43 percent of the worldwide mobile market are planning to use ONAP to build and deliver the connected world of the future.

“We’re excited to add new geographic and industry perspectives to ONAP and incredibly impressed with the progress the technical community is making with the first release,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking at The Linux Foundation.Our growth in the past few months alone proves telecommunications, cable/cloud operators and solution providers believe there is a clear need for a common platform for rapidly designing, implementing and managing differentiated services with meaningful cost savings.”

More about the newest members:

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. The company uses its experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with its customers. ONAP membership will help Fujitsu further advance networks for enterprises and services providers eager to adopt SDN/NFV.

Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. The company enables clients in 45 countries to create and execute strategies for their digital transformation. From engineering to application development, knowledge management and business process management, Infosys helps clients find the right problems to solve, and to solve these effectively.

The ONAP platform will be beneficial to Infosys clients aiming to leverage their networks to deliver new on-demand, cloud services.

Netcracker Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, is a forward-looking software company, offering mission-critical solutions to service providers around the globe. Its comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and professional services enables large-scale digital transformations, unlocking the opportunities of the cloud, virtualization and the changing mobile ecosystem. With an unbroken service delivery track record of more than 20 years, Netcracker’s unique combination of technology, people and expertise help companies transform their networks and enable better experiences for their customers.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at

http://news.samsung.com.

Samsung will jointly collaborate with many global operators and solutions providers to generate alternatives to proprietary, purpose-built orchestration tools, as well as turn APIs and an open development platform into commercial-grade solutions.

All are invited to join the ONAP Technical Steering Committee to work on this shared framework for automation of virtual network functions.

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About ONAP

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 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 https://www.onap.org.

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Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project Gains Industry Momentum with New Members and Significant Technical Progress

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New Members Include Leading Global Service Providers and Vendors; Community Pushes Forward on Merged Architecture and Announces Next Developer Forum in China in June

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8, 2017 — The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project today announced that Accenture, CertusNet, Coriant, Juniper Networks, Mavenir, Mirantis, PCCW Global, Red Hat, VEON and Windstream joined as new members to contribute to the open source framework for network automation.

Creating a sustainable ecosystem in support of ONAP will enable operators and vendors to foster innovation and avoid fragmentation of software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) platforms.

ONAP recently announced production-ready code and documentation and continues to make significant technical progress. The growing, vibrant technical ONAP community is working to deliver a neutral automation platform for network, infrastructure and services across service providers, cloud providers and enterprises in today’s software-defined, virtualized era.

Nearly 200 developers, representing major telecom and networking organizations from around the world, met recently in May to map out ONAP’s functional architecture. The group, which will meet again in June 8-9 in Beijing, began identifying project definitions and uses cases like vCPE and VoLTE. Later this year, ONAP plans to release an architecture that seamlessly integrates open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) to support the coming wave of 5G, IoT and cloud applications and services.  

“I’m incredibly pleased with the technical energy behind ONAP and the progress the community is making,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking at The Linux Foundation. “The turnout at our first face-to-face developer gathering was amazing. With today’s news, the ONAP braintrust continues to expand, representing more than 35 organizations from around the world. ONAP enables a new business model of faster innovation and is now an integral part of all major vendors in Networking Community.”

Today’s new members recognize that ONAP will disrupt the market, automating the network to deliver efficiencies and business agility to carriers and vendors alike. Current members include a broad mix of major vendors, service providers, system integrators and consultancies: Amdocs, ARM, AT&T, Bell Canada, BOCO Inter-Telecom, Canonical, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Ciena, Cisco, Cloudbase Solutions, Ericsson, GigaSpaces, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Metaswitch, Microsoft, H3C Technologies, Nokia, Open Networking Foundation, Orange, Raisecom, Reliance Jio, Tech Mahindra, VMware, Wind River and ZTE.

More about the newest members:

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Working with many global communication service providers, Accenture has vast expertise in building next-generation platforms and SDN/NFV-powered ecosystems, all of which will be beneficial to ONAP.  

CertusNet is a world-leading information platform and solution provider. As a pioneer and an advocate of Elastic Network and Elastic Services concepts, the company is committed to providing Elastic Network services covering carrier-grade SDN/NFV solutions, cloud computing, and end-to-end customer experience assurance for global users, enterprises and government agencies. CertusNet strives to continuously improve the user experience, facilitate new services and applications, and help customers generate greater value with its widely trusted Elastic Services. Already a member of OPNFV, by joining industry leaders in the ONAP project, CertusNet is stepping up its contribution to open networks and standards-based software development.

Coriant is a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions that enable network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. The company is joining ONAP to help accelerate industry adoption of SDN and NFV capabilities that orchestrate and automate service delivery in cloud-centric, SDN-controlled networks.

Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. Its team co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks with agility, performance and value.

Mavenir accelerates and redefines mobile network transformation for Service Providers, by offering a comprehensive product portfolio across every layer of the network infrastructure stack. From 5G application/service layers to packet core and RAN – Mavenir leads the way in evolved, cloud-native networking solutions enabling innovative and secure experiences for end users. Through its industry first VoLTE, VoWiFi, Advanced Messaging (RCS), Multi ID, Visual Voicemail and Cloud RAN solutions, Mavenir’s platform and mobile expertise will be an asset to the project as it develops cutting-edge use cases like IoT and 5G.

Mirantis delivers open cloud infrastructure to top enterprises using OpenStack, Kubernetes and related open source technologies. The company follows a build-operate-transfer model to deliver its Mirantis Cloud Platform and cloud management services, empowering customers to take advantage of open source innovation with no vendor lock-in. The company has built deep expertise in open source and orchestration in their work with OpenStack, which the company will leverage in their contributions to the ONAP community.

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited, adds to ONAP’s significant member presence in Asia. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network and security services and expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications. PCCW Global chose to be part of ONAP with the aim of providing a telco perspective to the organization and to collaborate with all members to expand its scope from a single domain to a multi-domain/carrier environment. This will help achieve operational scale and efficiency as well as ease interoperability.

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create innovative technologies designed to liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. The telecommunications industry is accelerating innovation and interoperability in the management and orchestration of NFV applications, and Red Hat is enthusiastic about helping to advance this industry trend.

VEON, a NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam listed global provider of communications services, formerly known as VimpelCom, aspires to lead the personal internet revolution for more than 235 million customers it serves today, and many others in the years to come. Headquartered in Amsterdam, VEON’s business ties in Eurasia, Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Italy expand ONAP’s footprint across Europe and Asia.

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber-optic network spanning approximately 147,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com and https://www.windstream.com/siteselector/. The company joins a number of telecommunication service providers already supporting ONAP.

All are invited to join the ONAP Technical Steering Committee to work on this shared framework for automation of virtual network functions.

Additional Resources

About ONAP

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 https://www.onap.org.

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Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project Releases Code, Expands Membership and Announces Board Positions

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Reliance Jio, Ciena, Microsoft, New H3C Technologies, Wind River and Open Networking Foundation contribute to open source ecosystem creating framework for network automation

OPEN NETWORKING SUMMIT 2017 (SANTA CLARA, CA) APRIL 5, 2017 — The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project today announced that its code and documentation are now open to the community for increased collaboration. It also introduced the newly elected officers of the project and welcomed additional members. They include Platinum member Reliance Jio; Silver members Ciena, Microsoft, New H3C Technologies Co., Ltd. and Wind River; and Associate member Open Networking Foundation. All will join the community in working on a shared framework for automation of virtual network functions.

The opening of ONAP code and growth in membership follow the late February announcement of the project’s formation. The ONAP code base is production-ready and in use. Developers are invited to access it at https://git.onap.org/.

“We’re excited to see how developers and others in the industry contribute to the ONAP code,” said Chris Rice, ONAP Chair and Senior Vice President, AT&T Labs. “Today is an important day for ONAP and open networking. Collaboration is key in open source projects and we’re looking forward to the community’s efforts to harden the production-ready code.”

Ciena, H3C, Microsoft, Open Networking Foundation and Wind River join Reliance Jio (see related announcement) as ONAP’s newest members. The global nature of the project will support its mission to provide a neutral platform for operators and vendors working together to foster innovation and avoid fragmentation around software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Yachen Wang, ONAP President and Deputy Director of the Network Technology Department at China Mobile Research Institute, commented: “On behalf of ONAP members, I would like to welcome the new members to the team. We anticipate close collaboration that will further the automation of SDN and NFV networks, and will enable all the community to take advantage of the best architectural components and implementation from ONAP.”

The ONAP Governing Board members have elected the following individuals to serve in key roles:

  • Chair: Chris Rice, Senior Vice President of AT&T Labs
  • President: Yachen Wang, Deputy Director of the Network Technology Department at China Mobile Research Institute
  • Treasurer: Vincent Danno, Director Wireline Standards of the Innovation Technical & Marketing at Orange corporate

“We congratulate the Governing Board officers on their election to serve,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking at The Linux Foundation. “They will be responsible for working with other members to support the ecosystem growing around the project, while technical governance remains separate in the hands of the developer community.”

About ONAP

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 https://www.onap.org.

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Reliance Jio Joins Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project

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Largest 4G and mobile data service provider in India joins leading global carriers and vendors in ONAP to accelerate open source innovation and automation

OPEN NETWORKING SUMMIT 2017 (SANTA CLARA, CA), April 3, 2017 – The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)Project today announced that Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio) has joined as a Platinum member. The addition of Jio, a top telecommunications, digital platform and services provider in India, to a project that has brought together open source community members and industry leaders from Asia, Europe and North America serves to further differentiate ONAP as the fastest-growing open networking initiative. Jio’s membership demonstrates the company’s commitment to work with open source communities to help drive innovation across the telecommunication industry, including software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

ONAP is a collaborative open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation and formed in February through the combination of AT&T’s ECOMP and The Linux Foundation’s Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O). The two projects joined under ONAP to develop an open software platform for real-time, policy-driven software automation of virtual network functions. ONAP enables software, network and cloud provider companies as well as open source community developers to collaborate in an open ecosystem, encouraging rapid creation of new services and innovation.

ONAP is one of the largest open source networking initiatives, with members including Amdocs, AT&T, Bell Canada, China Mobile, China Telecom, Cisco, Ericsson, GigaSpaces, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Nokia, Orange, Tech Mahindra, VMware, ZTE and other leading network operators, OEMs and platform providers. Jio is the first India-based operator to join ONAP.

ONAP Members Welcome World’s Largest Data Carrier

Reliance Jio, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, has built a world-class, all-IP network with 4G LTE technology. It is the only network created as a mobile video network from the ground up and supporting voice over LTE technology. Jio has become the largest operator globally in terms of data carried across its nationwide 4G network.

“We are excited Reliance Jio is joining ONAP as a Platinum member,” said Chris Rice, ONAP Chair and Senior Vice President of AT&T Labs. “The company’s membership continues to expand ONAP’s global reach as we push toward the acceptance of ONAP as the global, industry platform for SDN and NFV. ONAP aims to create and foster a dynamic community for networking automation and we look forward to Reliance Jio’s support.”

“We are especially excited to collaborate with the ONAP community, using our respective assets and resources in the open source community,” said Mathew Oommen, President of Reliance Jio. “By working with AT&T, The Linux Foundation and other ONAP members, we look forward to contributing towards a fundamental shift in the framework of telecommunications to a cloud-centric digital platform that developers, partners and customers alike can shape to deliver value.”

Jio’s participation in ONAP reaffirms its dedication to aggressive network transformation utilizing open source platforms to evolve beyond its all-IP and rich media services 4G LTE network. By contributing to open source initiatives, Jio supports rapid delivery of innovative and affordable services across wireless, wireline, content and at-home services.

“Jio is committed to being an active participant in driving the ONAP ecosystem by contributing to the project, driving efficiency and further enhancing its service creation, delivery and management capabilities,” said Mr. Oommen.

To further its work in open source to support The Linux Foundation and next-gen service innovation and development, Jio is creating global centers of excellence, providing resources for driving new programs and initiatives. Jio’s Platinum membership in ONAP provides a platform for accelerating these efforts.

About the Open Network Automation Platform

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 https://www.onap.org.

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The Linux Foundation Announces Merger of Open Source ECOMP and OPEN-O to Form New Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project

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Top Carriers and Vendors Back Groundbreaking Global Initiative Uniting Two Major Networking and Orchestration Projects

SAN FRANCISCO, February 23, 2017 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced the merger of open source ECOMP and Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) to create the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project. ONAP will allow end users to automate, design, orchestrate, and manage services and virtual functions.

AT&T, China Mobile and the world’s leading operators are driving ONAP with a diverse group of founding members. Founding Platinum members include Amdocs, AT&T, Bell Canada, China Mobile, China Telecom, Cisco, Ericsson, GigaSpaces, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Nokia, Orange, Tech Mahindra, VMware and ZTE. Silver members of ONAP are ARM, BOCO Inter-Telecom, Canonical, China Unicom, Cloudbase Solutions, Metaswitch and Raisecom.

By combining two of the largest open source networking initiatives, the community is able to take advantage of the best architectural components of both projects,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation. “We’re excited to see the industry coalesce around ONAP with this unprecedented merger. Such a broad effort and investment will expedite our vision to deliver an open platform for network automation.”

Alignment of the two projects creates a harmonized and comprehensive framework for real-time, policy-driven software automation of virtual network functions that will enable software, network, IT and cloud providers and developers to rapidly create new services. By consolidating member resources, ONAP is well positioned to deliver a unified architecture and implementation, with an open standards upstream focus, faster than any one project could on its own.

The Linux Foundation will establish a governance and membership structure for ONAP to nurture a vibrant technical community. A Governing Board will guide business decisions, marketing and ensure alignment between the technical communities and members. The technical steering committee will provide leadership on the code merge and guide the technical direction of ONAP.

Many ONAP members and developers working to advance this sophisticated automation platform will be participating in the upcoming Mobile World Congress, to be held February 27-March 2 in Barcelona, and Open Networking Summit (ONS), to be held April 3-6 in Santa Clara, CA.

Supporting Quotes:

Amdocs

“The merging of open source ECOMP and OPEN-O will create the de facto industry standard for NFV/SDN automation and accelerate industry adoption by service providers and the vendor ecosystem. Open source ECOMP brings a holistic approach based on production-proven software–the foundation upon which ONAP is being developed. As co-creator of ECOMP along with AT&T, we bring core platform expertise and a unique end-to-end perspective that enables the ONAP project to deliver tangible value to global service providers and provide innovative virtual services faster.”

— Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President, Amdocs Technology

AT&T

“AT&T is excited to be working with a larger team on the future, open source network operating system for SDN automation. Creating a combined team of the initial open source ECOMP members with existing OPEN-O members bodes well for the project’s success. I want to thank the people at CMCC and Huawei, along with Jim Zemlin and Arpit Joshipura at The Linux Foundation who worked so hard with us to make this happen. We expect more consolidation in this space, and we expect many more service providers and other technology leaders to join us in this important work, which benefits the entire industry.”

–Chris Rice, SVP of Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design at AT&T

Bell Canada

“Bell Canada believes broader industry coordination and the creation of ONAP is the fastest path to development of a winning orchestration platform. We are excited to see the industry unifying around open source and a new network approach that is faster, more efficient and ultimately more responsive to the needs of businesses and consumers.”

–Petri Lyytikainen, VP Network Strategy, Services and Management at Bell Canada

China Mobile

“It is well accepted that SDN/NFV plays a key role to the carrier transformation, where automation of management and orchestration is one of the most critical enablers. Hence China Mobile has long been investing resources in the orchestrator development, and launched OPEN-O open source project with partners. In order to cohere efforts, to avoid fragmentation, and to accelerate the transformation of operators, China Mobile, AT&T and The Linux Foundation, finally reached consensus after several rounds of discussion. We are pleased to embrace the birth of the new project ONAP. It is our firm belief that, as the world’s two largest telecom operators, the close collaboration in ONAP between China Mobile and AT&T, will accelerate the carrier network evolution with a strong impact on the industry globally. We sincerely hope that more industry partners would join hands with us in ONAP to promote industrial prosperity.”

–Madam Yang Zhiqiang, Deputy General Manager, China Mobile Research Institute

China Telecom

“China Telecom is now undertaking CTNet2025 network transformation, aiming to build up a concise, agile, open and integrated network. This new combined ONAP platform will enable the full lifecycle management of cloud-centric, software-controlled networks, and consequently expedite the design of a new network operation system, which is considered to play a critical role in our plan. As a founding member of ONAP, China Telecom will continuously work together with other operators and partners in the community to further promote technological innovation. We have great confidence the in prosperity of the future ecosystem.”

–Ms. Shaoai Shen, Deputy General Manager, Technology Department of China Telecom

Cisco

“The movement up-stack in Open Source Networking is a fantastic path towards a full umbrella architecture for Service Providers and Enterprises. ONAP is a great opportunity for the industry to work together towards the goal of a new operational model that includes network-wide orchestration and automation. This project along with other projects like ODL, FD.io, OPNFV and PNDA that we have invested heavily, have proven the value of open innovation and created a developer community around networking. We are very excited to be working with our colleagues and the developer community and enabling ONAP.”

–David Ward, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco Systems

Ericsson

“Ericsson promotes and leads development of open source ecosystems for next generation technologies, accelerating adoption and industry alignment in key areas of Ericsson’s 5G vision. Ericsson welcomes open source initiatives for SDN, NFV and Cloud and has been actively driving industry alignments through various open source activities, for example OPNFV, to benefit customers and partners. Management and Orchestration provides a natural extension of the OPNFV and virtualization ecosystem creating a platform for innovation and collaboration. Through our participation in ONAP, Ericsson will continue to take the lead in areas of network automation, service enablement, and analytics to help our customers to succeed in their digital transformations.”

–Ulf Ewaldsson, SVP, CSO & CTO, Head of Group Function Strategy and Technology, Ericsson Group

GigaSpaces

“In creating ONAP, The Linux Foundation—supported by AT&T and China Mobile—have fused two key open networking projects, marking a tectonic industry shift. Cloudify is a founding member of OPEN-O, and Project ARIA is the common TOSCA partner in OPEN-O. ONAP is a major step toward delivering an interoperable foundation upon which cloud-native applications and network functions operate. This is critical, as it allows more rapid innovation further up the stack and at scale, which is the next frontier in cloud services delivery. Cloudify is committed to ONAP, continuing our work on networks powered by open code, standards and orchestration.”

–Nati Shalom, Founder and CTO, GigaSpaces

Huawei

“The consolidation of OPEN-O and open source ECOMP under a unified ONAP represents a key milestone in our telecom industry towards building a strong open ecosystem to empower the accelerated network cloud transformation. The model-driven end-to-end architectural framework of ONAP provides a great foundation for future active community engagement across service providers and system vendors based on an agile, collaborative and open source development model. It will enable operators to rapidly design and launch the on-demand provisioning of new services and realize more efficient closed-loop operations. Furthermore, it would accelerate the digital transformation of operators aiming to bring ROADS (Real-time, On-demand, All-online, DIY and Social) experience for end users.”

–Xiao Ran, Strategy & Business Development VP of Products & Solutions, Huawei

IBM

“IBM has been committed to open source for over 17 years and works with service providers to accelerate their digital reinvention. Collaborative initiatives, like the Open Network Automation Platform, will help us further drive NFV innovations in the marketplace. ONAP provides a framework for service providers and system integrators to advance cloud-based network solutions adoption. IBM will provide strong cloud capabilities, cognitive solutions, agile and open development environments and NFV-specific products.”

–Steven L. Canepa, General Manager, Global Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment, IBM

Intel

“As the communications industry advances the digital transformation of business services, collaboration through open source projects like ONAP is critical for accelerating deployments. Becoming a founding member of ONAP is consistent with Intel’s long-standing investment in and support of community-based development as a way to enable ecosystems to deliver innovative solutions faster. We are encouraged to see the industry converging open source management and orchestration (MANO) efforts, as well as investing in the development of mature, deployment-ready commercial solutions.”

Sandra Rivera, Vice President and General Manager, Network Platforms Group at Intel

Nokia

“Open standards have and will continue to drive a lot of innovation in our industry. We are excited about collaborating with AT&T and China Mobile along with leading service providers and vendors. By working together, we are confident ONAP aligned with the ETSI work will move the industry towards more automated network operations on a faster time scale than any one organization could by itself.”

–Bhaskar Gorti, President of Applications and Analytics, Nokia

Orange

“Our close collaboration with AT&T during the past year, and the broader new scope of the ONAP project is we believe a unique opportunity for our industry to make the SDN/NFV ecosystem scale while avoiding its fragmentation. This ‘network operating system’ will enable fast growing, innovative and interoperable network and application services at a global scale. We are very proud to contribute to this project.”

–Alain Maloberti, SVP of Orange Labs Networks

Tech Mahindra

“We will now truly live our COPA (Co-creation, Open source, Platform and Automation) strategy. In the coming days, emergence of ONAP would prove 1+1=3. We are not looking at ONAP as merely automation of Orchestration and Management of the networks, it will pave the way for effective collaboration across industry and catapult TSPs (Technology Service Providers) into Digital Enterprises.”

–Manish Vyas, CEO Network Services, Tech Mahindra

VMware

“Bringing OPEN-O and ECOMP together under the common ONAP effort will have a tangible impact on defining a common approach to network orchestration and automation. VMware is pleased to serve as a founding and Platinum member to this seminal effort, building on our tradition as a leader in and contributor to major open source projects. We will help define a common, encompassing and extensible foundation for orchestration of software-defined networks and network functions, bringing the same innovation engine that made virtualization and cloud computing commonplace. Together with the ONAP community, VMware expects to see accelerated progress that will enable seamless interoperability across technology vendors and service providers, and bring significant qualitative and quantitative benefits to the industry.”

–Constantine Polychronopoulos, VP & CTO, Telco and NFV at VMware

ZTE

“ZTE, an OPEN-O Premier member and second largest code contributor in the OPEN-O SUN release, believes this combination will extend the scope of the original OPEN-O project and introduce more capabilities of traditional OSS (Operation Support Systems) to the SDN/NFV orchestration and management platform. This in turn will accelerate commercial deployments of the next generation, cloud-centric SDN/NFV network. ZTE committed to join the merged ONAP community as a Platinum member, and will work in a comprehensive manner with partners in the ecosystem in modeling, architecture, code development and marketing. We also believe our contributions to the OPEN-O code base, especially the approach to MANO, which conforms to the ETSI NFV specification, will help the rapid improvement of ONAP.”

–You Yan, Director of Technical Planning, Vice President of ZTE

Others are invited to participate in ONAP by getting involved in the technical community and by joining as members. For more information, visit https://www.onap.org.

 

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