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Open Daylight: A veteran of the Open Source space - Open Daylight builds a common platform for SDN Controllers. Now moving into new areas such as edge SDN-C. Open Stack: Project that defines the open source cloud operating system that manages the structural elements in a SDN. Has become a de facto industry standard in cloud OS, deployed and supported by most of the major cloud and virtualisation vendors in the industry. Open Networking Foundation: Founded in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo!, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is best known for contributing Open Flow - the protocol that allows an SDN Controller to manage the forwarding element in the network. ONAP: formed by the merger of OPEN-O: The Open Orchestrator Project and E-COMP, ONAP is looking likely to be the most widely adopted orchestration and automation framework for telco networks. OPNFV: OPNFV is intended to provide some standards to the management of NFV infrastructure and Virtualised Infrastructure Management. Open Source MANO: Launched within ETSI in February 2016, Open Source MANO still has considerable backing from Telefonica but is losing out in terms of operator backing to ONAP. ONOS: Open Network Operating System Formed as a Project Organisation in April 2015 following incubation within ON.Lab, ONOS says its goal is “To produce the Open Source Network Operating System that will enable

service providers to build real Software Defined Networks�. Has board-level backing from AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, NTT DoCoMO, SK Telecom, Verizon, as well as a range of vendors. Produced its first open source network OS code in December 2014. mCORD (Central Office Reachitected as a Datacentre) Built on top of the ONOS open source project and Central Office Rearchitected as a Datacenter (CORD), M-CORD combines data center economies and the cloud agility of CORD infrastructure with mobile edge computing architecture. That requires disaggregation and virtualisation of mobile infrastructure components. Akraino Edge Stack Akraino is being designed for carrier-scale edge computing applications running in virtual machines and containers to support reliability and performance requirement Acumos Acumos AI is a platform and open source framework designed for the build, sharing, and deployment of AI apps. Acumos standardises the infrastructure stack and components required to run an out-of-the-box general AI environment. TIP Telco Infrastructure Project is a project with origins in Facebook connectivity for all developments, that seeks to develop open standards for teco networks. Its Open Cellular specs have been adopted by Vodafone, BT and Telefonica, amongst others, in some live trials. O-RAN Alliance Formed by the merger of C-RAN Alliance and xRAN Forum, this body seeks to redefine the interfaces between radio network elements so that vendors can no longer lock-in BBU and Remote Radio elements in a vertical stack. TMNQUARTERLY 13

Profile for The Mobile Network

TMN Quarterly 2018 Issue 23  

Features open networks, 5G Firsts and the launch of TMN's 5G Tracker.

TMN Quarterly 2018 Issue 23  

Features open networks, 5G Firsts and the launch of TMN's 5G Tracker.

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