Accenture has been working on a commercial version of ONAP to support providers’ transition from hardware-based to software-based networks.
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A bunch of service providers from around the world are starting to implement ONAP code into their networks.
The platform allows enterprise customers to deploy and manage applications and services that reside in the carrier’s private cloud. It comes with a 99.9 percent SLA for uptime.
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Good integrated CI/CD and an orchestrator like Kubernetes could negate the need for MANO.
The CCVPN use case allows for the orchestration of an operator’s underlying optical transport network and overlay SD-WAN in a way to support the peering of inter-operator VPN service delivery.
The third release has a more equitable feature set provided by AT&T, the other founding carrier members, and more recent additions.
The Linux Foundation-hosted project is opening up its seed code that initially was contributed by AT&T.
There is more interest in training than there is good quality training available, says the Linux Foundation.
The operator is growing its open source clout prior to its merger with T-Mobile.
Groups like the ORAN Forum, Cisco’s Open vRAN initiative, and TIP’s OpenRAN Group are all working to virtualize the RAN. The Linux Foundation has kept its distance, so far.
ADVA is not part of ONAP, but it wants to support carriers like Verizon that are committed to the platform.
The two platforms were used together during a demonstration to show an ability to run ONAP on any public, private, or hybrid cloud.
Amdocs' leadership position in ONAP seems to have given it an entrée with a major public cloud provider. And an Amdocs exec says open source is an environment where you cannot disconnect technical relationships from business.
The white box routers are part of a “radical realignment” of AT&T's network architecture and means the carrier will no longer rely on proprietary silicon and feature roadmaps from traditional vendors.