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ONF Completes Merger, Says What's Next
ONF, ON.Lab close the deal, announce Fuetsch as chair, welcome Turk Telekom, and add three new projects.

Radisys Stages CORD PoCs at MWC
This week, at Mobile World Congress Americas, Radisys Corp is showcasing Multi-Access CORD and Extensible RAN proof of concepts.

ONAP Adds Vodafone as Platinum Member
Direct from the Open Source Summit North America, Vodafone announced that it is the newest member of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project.

Faction Moves Into CoreSite Data Centers
Private cloud and backup infrastructure provider Faction is now leveraging the Northern Virginia and Silicon Valley data center assets of CoreSite Realty Corp.

Radisys Reveling in Open Network Solutions
Open Radisys is committed to disruption in this era of disruption. As CSPs invest in maturing technologies like SDN, NFV, the cloud, the value in open principles become self evident - such as avoiding vendor lock in, a reduction in complexity as well as cost. With Open Radisys, Radisys Corporation aims to drive service provide disruption and innovation while eliminating vendor lock in.

Turk Telekom Joins ONF
Turkey's oldest telecommunications company has joined the Open Networking Foundation.

ADTRAN Unveils SDN Orchestration for Access Networks
ADTRAN has introduced its Mosaic Cloud Platform, a control and orchestration solution for the company's Software Defined Access architecture.

Break Vendor Lock-in Using White Box Management
Today, many organizations have grown accustomed to the hardware layer management interface sold by traditional brand-name legacy server manufacturers which in turn have provided vendor lock-in mechanisms to keep customers hooked. Hardware layer management is a key tool for system administrators that has traditionally come as costly additional hardware and software licenses.

BT Tests Dell EMC Disaggregated Switches
BT is working with Dell EMC on a proof of concept trial that leverages disaggregated switching to allow for more flexible networking.

ADTRAN Introduces SD-Access Accelerator
ADTRAN's SD-Access Accelerator aims to help telcos move to more agile, SDN-type environments.

IBM India Aims to Advance Young Talent
IBM and the Telecom Sector Skill Council are creating and will deliver one-week courses in India. The curriculum will address big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and virtualization.

ONF Wraps on Latest SDN PoC
Recently, the Open Networking Foundation's Wireless Transport Project Team tested the open model laid out by the ONF to control wireless transport equipment.

HPE Open Networking Ecosystem Welcomes Big Switch
Big Switch Networks announced that it is the newest member of the HPE Open Networking ecosystem. In joining the HPE Open Networking ecosystem, the open networking community now has access to an expanded roster of software-defined networking solutions.

Lumina Leaps into SDN Market
Lumina Networks, Inc. announced its official entry into the SDN market. Leveraging assets acquired from Brocade Communications Systems and an SDN controller supported by OpenDaylight, Lumina is putting countless hours of development and innovation toward improving network performance.

Lanner, Brain4Net Boast OpenFlow First
This week, Lanner Electronics and Brain4Net entered into a partnership aimed at launching ONF-certified network appliances, optimized by the B4N Switch OS.

Are You Still Buying Custom Hardware for Your Packet Brokers?
In the software world, open source has been revolutionary and disruptive. This movement created Linux, which is the software running most data centers around the world, and Android, the most popular smartphone platform out there today. Along the way, massively powerful companies like Microsoft, Nokia, and Blackberry were disrupted - some to the brink of extinction.

Standard Coming Soon for Open Networking Security Testing
Spirent announced a collaborative effort to define a new open standard for testing network security performance. Teaming up with top security appliance and services vendors and certification labs, the project will offer insight to create improved industry security metrics.

Zeetta Networks Set on Expansion with Successful Funding Round
In earning attention for its software-defined innovation, this week Zeetta Networks garnered nearly $2.1 million in its most recent round of funding let by Bloc Ventures and a number of existing investors. The capital will be directed at expanding the development team and developing a channel strategy for service provider and enterprise market.

ONF Adds Deustche Telekom to Member Roster
Deutsche Telekom (DT) announced that it is joining ONF as a full Partner Member, highlighting the highest tier of investment and support in the ONF.

UNH-IOL Certifies Brain4Net's B4N SwitchOS
Network functions virtualization and software-defined network solutions provider Brain4Net Inc. has announced that its B4N SwitchOS has been certified by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab. That ensures that x86-based appliances running Brain4Net's Network OS meet the technical requirements of an OpenFlow-based network.

Linux Foundation Launches Open Security Effort
The Linux Foundation has established the Open Security Controller Project. This effort is focused on centralizing security services orchestration for multi-cloud environments.

AT&T Makes Major Open Networking Investment
AT&T invested up to $200 million via venture funding initiatives into a venture capital fund aimed at accelerating connected services and platform technologies. The carrier is counting on Coral's Communications Industry Platform (CIP) to identify and invest in start-ups showing the opportunity for disruption.

Mellanox Means Business with Spectrum-2 Open Ethernet Switch
Mellanox unveiled the Spectrum-2, what it calls the "world's most scalable 200 and 400 gigabit open Ethernet switch solution." The new release was developed to add unparalleled scalability, as Mellanox notes an improvement in scalability by a factor of 10 in comparison with the competition, while also greatly improving power efficiency and introducing a slew of new capabilities.

Gartner Names Cumulus 'Visionary'
Open networking, Web-scale networking and cloud computing are just some of today's technologies that are set to serve networking far into the future. As network demands continue to increase, innovation must keep pace, and put enterprise to SMB in a position to succeed by supporting our SaaS-tastic era. While all are willing to admit the future is software-defined, flexible and open, others are grabbing the baton and running with it.

Coriant Groove G30 Given Best Optical Open Line System Product Award
The Coriant Groove G30 network disaggregation platform was given the Best Optical Open Line System (OLS) Product award at the annual Next Generation Optical Networking and Optical Data Centre Interconnect (NGON & Optical DCI) industry event.

Windstream Joins ONAP
Windstream this week announced its membership to the Open Network Automation Platform Project.

Packet Design Pushing SDN Path Provisioning
This week, Packet Design says yes with the release of the new Explorer SDN Path Provisioning application. The solution leverages real-time, historical and predictive analytics from the Packet Design Explorer SDN Platform to automate service path computation.

Savvius Launches New Partner Program
Savvius Inc. has launched a new initiative aimed at channel partners who serve enterprises and midsize business customers.

Carbon to Fuel Cableco, IoT Deployments
The OpenDaylight Project this month came out with a new release of its software-defined networking open source platform. This latest iteration, known as Carbon, features enhancements to address cable operator concerns, Internet of Things deployments, and metro Ethernet technology.

Netronome Announces Support for the OPNFV Danube Software Platform
Netronome announced support for the new OPNFV Danube software will be integrated into its Agilio SmartNIC platform to improve networking performance and lower CPU consumption.

Mirantis Newest ONAP Member
Today, Mirantis, a company that provides managed open cloud solutions, announced it joined the Open Network Automation Platform project (ONAP) with the aim of aiding the adoption of open standards for NFV and SDN automation.

SoftBank Leverages FRINX Open Source Distribution
FRINX is providing its OpenDaylight distribution to SoftBank's networks.

Networking Gets Huge New Partnership Effort
NEC / Netcracker joins up with Infinera and Juniper Networks to make huge new partnership effort in network automation and control.

ADTRAN Introduces New CATV FTTH Solution
ADTRAN Inc.'s new Radio Frequency over Glass solution with Optical Beat Interference mitigation allows for the reuse of cable TV infrastructure at the service provider's head-end and at user homes. It also helps CATV multiple system operators ensure quality of service as they transition from hybrid fiber/coax networks to gigabit-speed fiber-to-the-home technology.
6/1/2017 Use of BGP Important Advance for Open Networking has joined the Linux Foundation to promote and advance its project, which uses Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) data for open network monitoring and automation.

NoviWare FlowShaper Delivers Scalable Traffic Management and H-QoS
The launch of NoviWare FlowShaper by NoviFlow delivers a scalable high-capacity traffic management and Hierarchical Quality of Service (H-QoS) solution with low price-performance ratio.

Sprint's C3PO NFV/SDN-Based Mobile Core Reference Solution Now Available
The availability of Sprint's Clean CUPS Core for Packet Optimization (C3PO) open source NFV/SDN based mobile core reference solution will improve network core performance.

Sprint's C3PO NFV/SDN-Based Mobile Core Reference Solution Now Available
The availability of Sprint's Clean CUPS Core for Packet Optimization (C3PO) open source NFV/SDN based mobile core reference solution will improve network core performance.

Centec and DASAN to Help Accelerate Adoption of Open Networking
Centec Networks and DASAN Network Solutions have formed a partnership to develop next generation networking solutions and accelerate the adoption of open-networking technology.

Open Networking Projects are Seeing Higher Memberships
Open networking projects are seeing higher number of new members as more organizations begin to recognize the many benefits of OPNFV and developments in the segment.

New Open Networking Products from Dell EMC Transform IT
A new line of open networking products from Dell EMC is powering the transformation of IT by delivering new digital capabilities while saving costs and delivering faster ROIs.

Champion ONE Announces new Line of Open Network Ethernet Switches
The new line of open network Ethernet switches from Champion ONE will improve software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) functionality by offering high-performance hardware with improvement over legacy solutions.

Edgecore Networks Makes Open Networking Solutions Available for Global Convergence
A new partnership between Edgecore Networks and Global Convergence will make wired and wireless open networking solutions available by supporting virtualization, automation and cloud services.

Ixia Collaborates with CORD Project for Open Networking Adoption
Ixia is collaborating with CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) Project to help ensure data center quality and performance in anticipation of the move to 5G by service providers.

Report: SDN Will Be $70B Market by 2024
The size of the global software-defined networking market will exceed $70 billion by 2024, according to Grand View Research Inc.

Pica8 Augments PicOS Network Operating System with Dell Support
The PicOS network operating system gets new support for Dell Ethernet switches, making it more versatile in the field.

Jio and Onap Start Open Networking Project
Jio has joined Onap on a new open networking project.

AT&T Puts Open Source White Box to the Test
AT&T is embracing this notion with arms wide open, as it announced today a successful trial that leverages open source white box switches. The telco utilized multiple vendors, leveraging a common open network operating system over various vendor silicon chips to construct a switch fit to meet its need.

New ONOS Release Drives Open Networking
The latest release of the ONOS Project enters lab and field trial stages, giving open networking a new reason to cheer.

Pica8 Helps Organizations Become More Agile, Open
Pica8 builds optimized network operating system software for white box switches. The software is designed with Layer 2, Layer 3, OpenFlow, and SDN features.