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Huawei, ONOS, and ONF to Build Open and Innovative SDN Ecosystem Catering for Operators

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Huawei, ONOS, and ONF to Build Open and Innovative SDN Ecosystem Catering for Operators

Shenzhen, China, March 12, 2015 Huawei, together with Open Network Operating System (ONOS) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF), announced that together they will build an open and innovative SDN industry ecosystem, enabling operators to accelerate SDN commercialization.

The requirement for ultra-fast connections and focus on reducing costs has resulted in software-defined networking (SDN) becoming key for operator network architecture transformation. Led by leading global operators and equipment suppliers, ONOS is the industry’s first open source SDN control platform which focuses on operators’ networks and service requirements and considers operators’ demands including high performance, reliability, security, and scalability. Its robust architecture design makes it an ideal choice for operators to develop their business in the future.

Huawei’s SDN solutions will fully support the ONOS platform and, through a close relationship with ONOS, ONF, and Open Platform for NFV, Huawei will focus on creating a cohesive, open, and programmable SDN network architecture to meet the needs of operators.

Mr. Ram Appalaraju, Strategy Consultant, ONOS, said, “Huawei is a founding member of ONOS and has made significant contributions to the organization’s development. ONOS will continuously respond to operator requirements, partner with Huawei to optimize the open source control platform, and promote the openness and healthy development of the industry ecosystem by placing benefits to operators at the forefront.”

Mr. Dan Pitt, Executive Director, ONF, said, “Network operators are rushing to benefit from SDN and are increasingly looking to open-source software as an effective vehicle for rapid deployment of key SDN components. ONF is thrilled when our members embrace SDN and open-source technologies to meet critical operator needs and we applaud today’s announcements, which help to build a healthy SDN industry ecosystem.”

Mr. Zha Jun, President, Fixed Network Product Line, Huawei and ONOS Board Member, said, “SDN openness and innovation will be a huge motivator behind industry development, requiring the joint efforts of numerous stakeholders. Huawei will contribute with operator requirements to the ONOS core architecture. We will enrich southbound and northbound interfaces, and actively provide open source code to support ONOS with adapting to various SDN scenarios and build an open and healthy industry ecosystem.”

Huawei is committed to developing SDN architectures that support operator business transformations and innovations. These architectures will help operators improve operational efficiency, achieve flexible service deployment, and open network capabilities. To date, Huawei has carried out over 40 joint innovation projects with leading global operators, and is the industry leader for SDN commercialization.

About ONOS

Open Network Operating System (ONOS) is a nonprofit open source community platform initiated by Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and other well-known universities, which are the first to develop the SDN technology. ONOS aims at setting up an open source and distributed network operating system control platform to meet carrier-class requirements on network services.

About ONF

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a user-driven organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN) through open standards, market education, and software development. SDN provides operators with an extremely dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable architecture that gives administrators unprecedented programmability, automation, and control. Implementing SDN via open standards, interfaces, and software frees operators from vendor lock-in. Early market experience demonstrates that it is utterly transformational. Today, ONF’s 150 companies and 3000 volunteers advance all aspects of SDN. For more details, visit https://www.opennetworking.org.


About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 150,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.


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