Deutsche Telekom invests in open source networking, joins Linux Foundation
With its collaboration and extensive global footprint, Deutsche Telekom will help accelerate LFN globally, contributing to emerging network technologies critical to enabling 5G services. LFN supports the momentum of open source networking, integrating governance of participating projects in order to enhance operational excellence, simplify member engagement, and increase collaboration. Deutsche Telekom is also an active participant in the ONAP project and plans to contribute to the next platform release, Casablanca.
“With Deutsche Telekom on board, we look forward to witnessing their work in connectivity and service, integrated gigabit networks, secure ICT and big IoT while collaborating with them on major industry challenges to transform all aspects of the network and accelerate open-source deployments,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking and Orchestration, The Linux Foundation.
“Providing a standard platform for network automation and increased interoperability through the ONAP project is an area we’re especially keen on contributing to in support of our 5G activities. The work in ONAP will complement our activities in ETSI-ZSM to lead the industry towards a fully automated network and service management. This will be a critical success factor for our companies to leverage the full benefits of 5G. We see great value in the global collaboration LFN provides for accelerating that process, for both our businesses and customers,” said Arash Ashouriha, SVP Technology Architecture & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom.