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Two open source foundations intensify edge efforts, boosting telco chances

The Linux Foundation’s latest project brings together many of the key developments in next generation networks, which the open source organization is taking such a prominent role in shaping. DENT will create an open network operating system (NOS) for disaggregated network switches in campuses or remote offices. This has clear implications for telcos as they build out edge clouds, often in tandem with smaller 5G cells. In doing this, they are targeting enterprise business with on-premise or managed edge/connectivity services, while looking to transform their own network costs with white box and open source architectures. This is the latest example of the Foundation’s growing role in defining telecoms and enterprise networks, as operators move out of their strictly proprietary worlds…

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