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Momentum mounts behind ONAP, but Amdocs may be the commercial winner

The ONAP (Open Network Automation Protocol) is a major power play by AT&T. Although China Mobile also contributed code and other operators are now involved, the heart of the would-be open source standards came from the US operator, which is therefore helping to establish the rules for the new world of automated, software-defined networks, and how they are managed and orchestrated. But the company which may well make the most commercial hay from ONAP is Amdocs, which helped AT&T design and implement the operator’s original inhouse system, ECOMP, and which is making ONAP the basis of a new integration business. The software house is preparing a carrier-grade release of the open source ONAP code, which will also be targeted at…

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