European standards group ETSI is extending its collaboration with the Linux Foundation to drive standardisation across open source software.
ETSI signed the original deal in 2019 and already covers Artificial Intelligence, Software Defined Networking, Autonomous Networks and 5G/6G as well as Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud-native Network Functions (CNF).
The deal is being updated with the LF Networking’s cloud CNF work, CAMARA on APIs and Nephio on provisioning, and other areas yet to be defined. ETSI has also identified new areas of potential collaboration on zero touch network management and ETSI Open Source groups such as OSM and the recently created TeraFlowSDN software group.
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“ETSI is pleased to extend our successful collaboration with the Linux Foundation, which has developed continually over the years,” says Ultan Mulligan, ETSI’s Chief Services Officer. “We have capitalized on this experience to create our own Software Development Groups. These groups will cater for the expected greater use of software in standardization of future technologies such as 6G and will help further extend ETSI’s cooperation with the Linux Foundation.”
“ETSI and the Linux Foundation have worked on harmonizing open source and open standards for the past several years, with examples spanning Cloud Native Functions descriptor specification implementations within projects such as ONAP,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “We are looking forward to expanding this to areas across the stack enabled by automation and AI.”