ETSI launches its first network software development group

ETSI launches its first network software development group

Business news |
By Nick Flaherty

ETSI has set up its first Software Development Group called OpenSlice.

As the European standard group, ETSI aims to positions itself as a focal point for development and experimentation with network slicing. OpenSlice is creating an open-source, service-based Operations Support System (OSS) to deliver Network Slice as a Service (NSaaS) in alignment with specifications from leading Standards Development Organizations, including 3GPP, TM Forum, and GSMA.

The founding members of the group include OpenSlice Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Instituto de Telecomunicações, Telefónica, University of Murcia, and University of Patras. They have already be joined by K3Y, Odin Solutions and Ubitech. 

As part of ETSI’s broader efforts in Future Networks, OpenSlice joins forces with Open Source MANO and TeraFlowSDN to enrich the suite of open source components. This comprehensive framework designed to facilitate experimentation, proofs-of-concept, integration, and testing, delivers valuable early and regular feedback to the standardization process.

OpenSlice is developed using ETSI Zero touch Service and Network Management (ETSI ZSM) principles, implementing the ETSI NFV data model and APIs. ETSI OpenSlice builds upon code seeds developed by European Research.

“ETSI SDG OpenSlice will revolutionize the way network slicing is delivered,” says Dr. Christos Tranoris, University of Patras, convenor of OpenSlice. “We are excited about the impact this collaborative effort will have on the telecommunications landscape, advancing the adoption of NSaaS, ensuring the interoperability and seamless integration of network slicing technologies.”

“The launch of SDG OpenSlice marks a significant milestone for ETSI and the wider teleco,munications industry. Collaboration among software development and standardization groups will foster the early validation of latest technologies and accelerate the time to market of next-generation networks,” said Luis Jorge Romero, Director General.

The kick off meeting of SDG OpenSlice group will be held in Castelldefels, Barcelona in October.

If you enjoyed this article, you will like the following ones: don't miss them by subscribing to :    eeNews on Google News


Linked Articles