January 8, 2020 in Blog, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, SNAS, TungstenFabric

State of the Open Source Networking Industry

2019 has been a fantastic year for LF Networking! As we move into 2020, see my state of the industry article below and be sure to download the new LF…
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January 8, 2020 in CNTT, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, Publications, Resources, SNAS, TungstenFabric

LF Networking 2019 Year in Review

2019 was a successful year for LF Networking! This 28-page, detailed report recaps the highlights and achievements of 2019 while offering insights from LFN and community leaders on where the…
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December 5, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: Optimizing Wholesale Intercarrier Settlement with Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain

Telecom network operators worldwide open their networks to each other to enable their mutual customers to communicate across network boundaries. This practice, known as “Interconnect,” is being used among national…
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December 5, 2019 in Blog

Decentralization in Telecom: How Hyperledger Fabric Can Optimize and Simplify The Inter-carrier Settlement Process

Telecom network operators worldwide open their networks to each other to enable their mutual customers to communicate across network boundaries. This practice, known as “Interconnect,” is being used among national…
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November 25, 2019 in Blog

LFN Member Spotlight: iconnectiv

The LFN community is comprised of a diverse set of member organizations that work collaboratively across software and projects to provide platforms and building blocks for Network Infrastructure and Services…
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November 22, 2019 in OPNFV, Resources

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Keynote: E2E 5G Cloud Native Network

It’s no secret that Kubernetes has gained significant traction in the cloud and enterprise software ecosystem, but less widely known is how this momentum is now moving into global telco…
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November 20, 2019 in Announcement, OPNFV

Open Source Community Connects Global 5G Cloud Native Network

  Collaborative effort between LF Networking and global networking ecosystem shows open source approach to building cloud native 5G on top of Kubernetes First Proof-of-Concept of live, end-to-end, open source…
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November 8, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Video Highlights: ONS Europe 2019

  Check out highlights from Open Networking Summit 2019, which took place September 23-25 in Antwerp, Belgium. The second time in Europe, ONS drew hundreds of attendees from over 200…
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October 31, 2019 in Blog, ONAP

Scaling the Heights with the ONAP El Alto Release

I'm pleased to report that the ONAP Technical Steering Committee signed-off on the 5th ONAP Release, El Alto, last week on October 24th, 2019. El Alto, meaning "The Heights" in…
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October 24, 2019 in CNTT, ONAP, OPNFV, Resources

Webinar: How the OPNFV Verification Program (OVP) Can Boost VNF Interoperability

With the rise of SDN and NFV technologies and the network transformation underway on the path toward 5G, network operators are increasingly turning to the virtual network functions (VNF) ecosystem to provide virtualization solutions for their networks.…
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October 17, 2019 in In the News

TelecomTV: ONS Europe extends its reach to edge computing

Earlier this year, the Linux Foundation signed a legal cooperation agreement with ETSI. At the close of the ONS Europe event in Antwerp, Arpit Joshipura discusses the progress made to…
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October 16, 2019 in CNTT, In the News

TelecomTV: Supporting CSPs Across the Networking Stack

The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project continues to provide support to CSPs through its verification work and its key role with the Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT) group. Heather Kirksey reports…
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October 7, 2019 in In the News

TelecomTV: The Role of Open Source in 5G Netwworks

Lumina Networks sees virtualized and composable infrastructure as being critical to successful 5G networks, which is where open source can help assist with both the orchestration and the management of…
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October 1, 2019 in In the News

IT Pro: View from the airport: Linux Open Networking Summit 2019

Networking enthusiasts descended onto the Belgian city of Antwerp last week to attend the Open Networking Summit 2019, where we were treated to talks from key figures in all avenues…
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September 27, 2019 in In the News, Uncategorized

The Mobile Network: Move Slowly and Fix Things

A new "taskforce" seeks to crack the NFVi nut. Telcos want to move fast but they also need to move together, which slows them down. Vendors want to move fast and compete…
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September 23, 2019 in In the News, Uncategorized

SDxCentral: CNTT’s Initial NFVi Release Targets OpenStack

The Linux Foundation’s LF Networking group and industry trade association GSMA unveiled the first data release for their Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT). This initial tranche includes a common reference…
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September 23, 2019 in In the News

Fierce Telecom: Common NFVi Telco Task Force publishes reference model and reference architecture for unified framework

After taking flight early this year, Common NFVi Telco Taskforce (CNTT) announced on Monday that it has published its first specifications to align the industry on a unified NFV framework.…
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September 23, 2019 in Announcement

Operator-Led Effort Hosted by Linux Foundation and GSMA Publishes Initial Specifications for Common NFV Infrastructure, Empowered by LFN’s OVP Framework

Open industry taskforce developing common NFVI as industry moves toward 5G Common model and related first architecture enables the building of operationally efficient open source SDN and NFV infrastructures Supports…
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September 19, 2019 in Announcement, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, TungstenFabric

Open Source LF Networking Projects Enter the Commercialization Phase, Supported by a Growing Global Ecosystem

  LFN’s OVP compliance and verification program gains momentum with GSMA and CNTT Solutions, Blueprints, Use cases  – on display in LF Networking booth at Open Networking Summit Europe  –…
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September 19, 2019 in Blog

LF Networking Welcomes OpenSwitch (OPX) Project

We are happy to welcome OpenSwitch (OPX) Networking Operating System in the LFN project portfolio. OPX isan open source Linux-based network operating system (NOS) solution based on disaggregated design for…
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September 18, 2019 in Announcement, FD.io

Fast Data Project’s Release 19.08 Enriches Data Plane Leadership and Deployment Efficacy

Release marks significant progression in network stack, host stack, and management capabilities which further speed packet processing and improve operational visibility SAN FRANCISCO – September 18, 2019 –  FD.io (“Fido”)…
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September 16, 2019 in Blog

LFN Member Spotlight: Samsung Electronics (Samsung)

The LFN community is comprised of a diverse set of member organizations that work collaboratively across software and projects to provide platforms and building blocks for Network Infrastructure and Services…
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September 9, 2019 in Blog, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, TungstenFabric, Uncategorized

Twelve Community-Driven Demos Highlight Innovation and Integration Across the Networking Stack

LF Networking (LFN) represents the largest set of networking projects with the broadest community in the industry that collaborate on the many challenges and opportunities in the open source networking…
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September 5, 2019 in Blog, OPNFV

E2E 5G Network Services Are Going Cloud Native

By: Heather Kirksey, VP of  Community & Ecosytem Development, Linux Foundation It was nearly one year ago that the OPNFV community unveiled the second iteration of the Virtual Central Office…
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August 20, 2019 in Blog

5 Takeaways from the June 2019 LFN DDF/Plugfest

By Amar Kapadia (This post originally appeared on the Aarna Networks blog) There was an LFN Developer Design Forum (DDF) and Plugfest held in Stockholm in early June. These is…
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August 13, 2019 in FD.io, Publications, Resources

Yahoo! JAPAN Solutions Brief

Yahoo! JAPAN addresses infrastructure scalability challenges through the adoption of commodity x86 servers combined with the LF Networking's Fast Data Project (FD.io). This solution brief outlines key design choices and…
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August 5, 2019 in FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

LFN DDF and Plugfest Report (June 2019)

The LFN DDF + Plugfest was held at the Kista Convention Center (Kistamässan) in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 11-14 and was built on the success of four prior ONAP DDF…
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August 5, 2019 in In the News, ONAP

ONAP reaches to the sky with satellite deployment by SES Networks

ONAP is reaching for the skies via a satellite deployment by SES Networks in partnership with Microsoft Azure and Amdocs. The partnership is significant given SES's satellite footprint and Amdoc's…
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August 1, 2019 in Blog, OpenDaylight

[Comparison] OpenDaylight Neon SR1 vs. SR2

A version of this post was initially published by PANTHEON.tech.  The development of OpenDaylight Sodium is already producing significant improvements, some of which are finding their way to the upcoming Service Release of…
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July 23, 2019 in Blog, TungstenFabric

Tungsten Fabric Heads to China

By Edward Ting Along with other significant open source projects, Tungsten Fabric participated in the 2019 Network & Compute Developer’s Conference (NCDC), in Beijing,  to rally community developers in the…
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July 23, 2019 in Announcement

The Linux Foundation and LF Networking Announce Full Agenda for Open Networking Summit Europe

  Industry’s Premier Open Networking Event to Feature Talks from AT&T, Charter Communications, China Mobile, Dell Technologies, Ericsson, ETSI, Huawei, Orange, Verizon and more  100+ sessions featuring 150+ expert community…
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July 9, 2019 in Announcement, ONAP

ONAP Doubles-Down on Deployments, Drives Commercial Activity Across Open Source Networking Stack with ‘Dublin’ Release

Continued community expansion and alignment  make ONAP center of gravity among Members, End Users, SIs, Vendors, OSS groups, and SDO organizations  Major blueprints and 5G features focused on global deployments…
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June 11, 2019 in Announcement, TungstenFabric

Introducing Tungsten Fabric 5.1: Security, Feature, and Performance Enhancements for Network Operators & Developers

The Tungsten Fabric (TF) community is excited and proud to announce our latest release, 5.1. The TF community has been hard at work on both community and technical challenges to…
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May 20, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Slides & Videos: Cloud Native Network Services Day

On May 20th, 2019, LFN Networking held a mini-summit called "Cloud Native Network Services Day" at KuneCon + CloudNativeCon EU. Get the slides here. Watch the videos here. AGENDA: 9:00…
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May 6, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Slides & Video: Big5G Open Source Workshop: OCP/LFN/ONF

On May 6th, LF Networking joined up with OCP and ONF on a workshop at the Big 5G Event in Denver, Colorado. Listed below are the topics, speakers and slides.…
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April 29, 2019 in Blog

LF Networking Welcomes New Member Loodse

An Interview with Loodse CEO and Co-Founder Sebastian Scheele Linux Foundation Networking is pleased to have Loodse as its newest member. Loodse is focused on cloud-native technologies and Kubernetes. We…
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April 3, 2019 in Publications, Resources

OVP: OPNFV Verification Program

A community-led compliance and verification program to improve quality and interoperability in the NFV ecosystem. Network functions virtualization (NFV) and software- defined networking (SDN) offer service providers increased service agility,…
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April 3, 2019 in ONAP, Publications, Resources

Harmonizing Open Source and Open Standards: The Progress of ONAP

As part of the broader evolution of open networking, the Linux Foundation networking projects have been working closely with a range of networking standards groups to align complementary efforts. This…
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April 2, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Harmonization 2.0: How Open Source and Standards Are Driving Collaboration Across IT

The networking industry is at a significant turning point as network operators spanning telecommunications, cable, enterprise, cloud, and the research community work to redefine the network architecture. Widespread new technology…
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March 12, 2019 in OPNFV, Publications, Resources

Open Source Community Extends Virtual Central Office to Mobile Use Case

Multiple open source communities and organizations collaborate to bring mobile services to the edge At Open Networking Summit Europe, Oct 25-27 2018 in Amsterdam, a team made up of 30 volunteers…
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March 12, 2019 in ONAP, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

ONAP Dublin DDF and OPNFV Gambia Plugfest Joint Report

The fourth ONAP DDF and sixth OPNFV Plugfest were co-located at the Nokia facility in Nozay, France. The event spanned four days from January 8-11, 2019. The focus of this…
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March 8, 2019 in FD.io, Publications, Resources

Benchmarking Software Data Planes Intel® Xeon® Skylake vs. Broadwell1

Software data plane performance and efficiency are foundational properties of any NFV and cloud networking system design. They do not only impact network service economics by dictating feasible service density…
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September 25, 2018 in ONAP, Publications, Resources

The 1st Orange ONAP OpenLab platform

As a founding and Platinum member of the Linux Foundation Networking, Orange committed to provide resources for the community both with human resources and technical platform. Orange deployed a first…
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September 25, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Heavy Reading: Open Source Networking Survey Report

Light Reading/Heavy Reading and Linux Foundation Networking are very excited to present the results of a study we executed in collaboration with our sponsors. We joined forces to deliver a…
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September 24, 2018 in OPNFV, Publications, Resources

ETSI NFV Plugtests™ and OPNFV Plugfest Joint Report

The third ETSI NFV Plugtests and fifth OPNFV Plugfest were colocated at the ETSI campus in Sophia Antipolis, France. The ETSI Plugtests spanned over two weeks from May 29-June 8,…
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August 29, 2018 in Publications, Resources

LF Networking Member Guide

The LFN Member Guide was written to provide members with a complete reference guide to the LF Networking community. In it, you will learn how to engage with your communities…
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August 14, 2018 in Publications, Resources

The Future of Networking Podcast

On August 1st, 2018, Arpit Joshipura, GM for Networking & Orchestration at The Linux Foundation, participated in a podcast with Packet Pushers: Show 400: The Future Of Networking With Arpit…
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July 19, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Blog: Embracing Openness to Power Future Network Services

This post first published on Telekom.com The exponential Internet traffic growth is still one of the main challenges for the Telco industry. In the past, Moore’s Law has helped us to…
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June 18, 2018 in OPNFV, Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: A Virtual Central Office Results in Reduced Total Cost of Ownership

Central offices (COs) provide critical access/aggregation networking services (e.g. for cable, fiber, DSL, wireless customers) and there are more than 10,000 COs in the United States alone. Network services in…
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May 9, 2018 in Publications, Resources

ACG report: The Impact of Open Source Technologies on the Communication Service Provider Vendor Ecosystem

There is a massive shift underway in carrier sourcing and design strategies, with open source-first philosophies unequivocally at their core. New research also reveals major growth in network control, orchestration…
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May 7, 2018 in Blog

Network Harmonization 2.0: Evolving Linux Foundation Networking

The Linux Foundation currently hosts 9 of the 10 largest open source networking projects — a set of thriving global communities, such as ONAP, OPNFV, OpenDaylight, FD.io and others which…
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March 26, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: The Open Compute Project and OPNFV are at the Forefront of Open Source Networking Integration

Network functions virtualization, or NFV, is a once-in-a-generation disruption that will completely transform how networks are built and operated. Open source has revamped how enterprises build out their IT systems…
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March 26, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: Harmonizing Open Source and Standards: An ONAP Case Study

As part of the broader evolution of open networking, LF Networking projects have been working closely with a range of networking standards groups to align complementary efforts...
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March 26, 2018 in Publications

ACG report: The Impact of Open Source Technologies on the Communication Service Provider Vendor Ecosystem

There is a massive shift underway in carrier sourcing and design strategies, with open source-first philosophies unequivocally at their core...
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March 26, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Harmonization 2.0: How Open Source and Standards Are Driving Collaboration Across IT

The networking industry is at a significant turning point as network operators spanning telecommunications, cable, enterprise, cloud, and the research community work to redefine the network architecture. Widespread new technology…
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March 26, 2018 in Resources

Case Study: LF Networking (LFN) Projects Power Next Generation Orange Networks

Orange is a leading telecommunications company with headquarters in France. It boasts 273M customers worldwide, 152,000 employees and a revenue of €41B (2017)...
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March 26, 2018 in Resources

Solution Brief: Cross Community Continuous Integration (XCI) Empowers Innovation by Increasing Collaboration Between OPNFV and Upstream Communities

A survey of Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in 2017 indicates that 80% of those surveyed feel that the DevOps software development model (DevOps) is essential or important to NFV success...
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