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Open source advocates plead for greater cooperation in telco SDN

Last week’s Open Networking Summit proved to be a major coming-out party for the new-look Open Networking Foundation (ONF), which was formed from the October merger of the old ONF with ON.Lab. The merger is yet to close formally, but the plans are being discussed openly. The new ONF is an increasingly powerful body, leading open source initiatives in some of the most strategic, and challenging, areas of SDN (software-defined networking) for carrier networks. The Summit saw the ONF discuss its new structure and unveil the latest release of its ONOS (Open Network Operating System), as well as discussing the roadmap for two other crucial elements of the software-defined telco, the SDN controller and the virtualized central office. The merger…

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