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Doubts surround the first ONAP release

The first release of the open source ONAP code, largely based on AT&T’s inhouse development ECOMP, will be available on November 16, aiming to simplify management and orchestration (MANO) of virtualized telco networks. However, though it is being supported by operators such as Orange and Bell Canada, it also has its critics, some of them backing its main rival, ETSI’s Open Source MANO (OSM). Telefonica has been a significant contributor to OSM, though it was recently reported to be close to joining ONAP too, which would be a valuable step towards avoiding fragmentation in this vital area of software. ONAP’s critics claim the first release will not be usable in production networks and will lack that level of stability until…

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