OPNFV Project Boasts Korea Telecom, SK Telecom, Spirent & Xilinx, Enea as New Members

4 February 2015
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OPNFV Project Boasts Korea Telecom, SK Telecom, Spirent & Xilinx, Enea as New Members Image Credit: SK Telecom

Korea Telecom, SK Telecom, Enea, Spirent and Xilinx have joined the OPNFV Project, a community-led industry supported open source reference platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to advance the development of open source NFV platform. The OPNFV has a growing member base with a total 49 members now and a community gearing up for its first software release. 

Launched in September 2014, OPNFV aims to lead the way toward broad adoption of open source NFV. OPNFV project is designed to enable widespread collaboration between users and vendors who are developing an integrated and tested open source NFV reference platform that can enable faster implementation of new products and services. 

Heather Kirksey, Director of NFV, OPNFV
Having a neutral place where the industry can collaborate on code development will help bring NFV to market faster. Our newest members are committed to advancing open source NFV and we welcome their unique perspectives on everything from real-time operating systems to large-scale network management to programmable devices. We invite anyone who is curious about OPNFV to join our weekly technical calls that are open to the public and participate in discussions.

Hong Beom Jeon, Head, Infrastructure R&D laboratory, KT
For KT, SDN/NFV is the key technology to reduce cost for network infrastructure and to implement services delivering new customer experience. KT currently reviews the application of the technologies in various directions for the key infrastructure. We expect that OPNFV will help us to establish agile NFV infrastructure and to deliver the benefits of software-defined infrastructure to our customers.

Alex Jinsung Choi, Chief Technology Officer, SK Telecom
Faster adoption of NFV is critical to prepare the next generation of mobile networks and 5G architectures and to facilitate the NFV ecosystem. We are eager to collaborate with the OPNFV community to advance the implementation of NFV in the industry.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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