Broadband Forum and ONF Ease Path To Automated and Open Virtualized Access Networks
2019.10.20 – Broadband Communities Magazine
‘A new agreement between Broadband Forum (BBF), which focused on accelerating broadband innovation, standards, and ecosystem development, and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), an operator led consortium spearheading disruptive network transformation, set forth how operators seeking to effectively use virtualization and open source to increase agililty can leverage open source and standardization projects side-by-side to ease their migrations to automated access networks and enable seamless co-existence.
As the broadband industry embarks on the next phase of broadband deployment. numerous new business opportunities are emerging that require rapid service instantiation, often across disparate, software-defined networks,and leveraging third-party applications. To take advantage of this untapped potential, operators are looking to interconnect different parts of their network with open source solutions and systems from various suppliers.’