AT&T, Nokia Networks & ClearPath Networks Join the OpenDaylight Project

AT&T, Nokia Networks & ClearPath Networks Join the OpenDaylight Project Image Credit: OpenDaylight

AT&T, ClearPath Networks and Nokia Networks have joined the OpenDaylight Project, an open source platform to advance Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), joining 47 other vendors and more than 460 developers. The OpenDaylight is a independently funded software Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation.

Recently, the OpenDaylight Project unveiled Lithium, the third open SDN software release, moving towards production-ready products that leverage an open platform for NFV.

AT&T has been using OpenDaylight since its first release and has incorporated the software into production for its Network-on-Demand capabilities. The Operator is submitting its customized YANG Design Studio Tool as an open source through the OpenDaylight community to enable developers to create services that fit into AT&T's software-defined framework and any YANG driven implementation.

At the same time, Nokia Networks and ClearPath Networks will adopt the OpenDaylight Project to facilitate service providers' NFV implementations. 

John Donovan, senior executive vice president of AT&T Technology and Operations, AT&T
Open source will speed up our innovation, lower costs and help us virtualize 75 percent of our network by 2020. Collaborating with and contributing to the open source community is crucial to drive this software shift at AT&T and in the industry. Joining the OpenDaylight Project lets us work with innovators more closely.

Neela Jacques, executive director, OpenDaylight
We're seeing the power of open source networking in action, with more end users starting to embrace OpenDaylight and participate in its development. The entire community is coming together to help accelerate adoption of open source SDN, and we can't wait to harness the contributions of our newest members, AT&T, ClearPath and Nokia.

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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