Verizon, AT&T, EE, DT & SK Telecom Join Facebook-led OCP

Verizon, AT&T, EE, DT & SK Telecom Join Facebook-led OCP Image Credit: Verizon

Facebook-led Open Compute Project (OCP) gets a huge boost this year with the participation of major service providers such as AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, EE, SK Telecom, and Verizon. OCP which was founded in 2011 aims to make data center hardware designs available for free to empower companies to create their own custom gear.

According to OCP, industry expertise is an important part of establishing new opportunities and paths for collaboration around open hardware. For example, Nokia has announced that they will incorporate OCP designs into its AirFrame Data Center Portfolio. Equinix and Nexius have also joined OCP, making it easier for telecommunications companies to find efficiency and flexibility benefits through open hardware.

Jason Taylor, President and Chairman of the OCP Board and VP of Infrastructure at Facebook
OCP community momentum is strong, and we get closer to our vision of better and more open hardware development each time a new industry embraces the principles of openness and customization. 

Andre Fuetsch, Senior Vice President of Architecture and Design at AT&T
AT&T will virtualize 75% of its network functions by 2020, and to do that, we need to move to a model of sophisticated software running on commodity hardware.

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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