In a blog post today, Jack Raynor, senior director of Professional Services – Software and Integration at Arris, shared news about the latest move by the vendor of IP, video and broadband technologies.
Following is an edited version of the blog:
We’re proud to announce that we are now a member of the Linux Foundation Networking Fund (LFN).
LFN brings together seven top networking projects to increase harmonization across platforms, communities and ecosystems. The Fund features key open source networking projects like Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), viewed as a key enabler of orchestration, product catalog, service lifecycle management and closed-loop automation, and crucial to many forward-looking network architectures.
Here at Arris we already contribute to the ONAP project to deliver customer value. In fact, we recently partnered with a tier one telco operator for its Network2020 back-office orchestration platform based on ONAP.
Arpit Joshipura, general manager of Networking and Orchestration at The Linux Foundation told us: "We’re delighted to have Arris join LFN. Together with the LFN community, we will enable rapid development of open source solutions that will define tomorrow's networks to support emerging communications technologies and services."
Projects within LFN address major industry challenges and -- via collaboration between end users, vendors and developers -- transform all aspects of the network and accelerate open source deployments. LFN is a great fit for us as we already work with open standards and open source software to deliver digital transformation. We will work with our fellow members to accelerate the development and adoption of these networking technologies.
With an ever-increasing focus on virtualization, cloud-based networking and orchestration, a number of Linux Foundation programs are important for both our customers and products. As operators evolve back-office systems, many leverage the ability to build dynamic interfaces capable of responding to service creation and network performance in real time. We help customers with software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) solutions that begin with automation and result in end-to-end service lifecycle management.
Our ability to interpret operators’ needs when introducing virtualization, network programmability and lifecycle management within the ONAP platform is a vital component of this operator evolution. The result is orchestrated, service aware networks, capable of both physical and virtualized functions working together to save operators time and money as they introduce more products over their expanding infrastructures.
In the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report out today, 20 federal agencies pledge to simplify and accelerate the process for service providers to deliver broadband into America's countryside.
But startup will need to finalize its satellite design, secure more funding and cut through the regulatory red tape before its vision to rival terrestrial fiber networks can (literally) get off the ground.
A HIMSS Analytics survey, sponsored by Spectrum Enterprise, identifies five patient experience initiatives to where healthcare providers can boost the customer experience and bring in higher margins using advanced broadband networks.
Tune in to Broadband World News Radio on February 14 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT / 4 p.m. UK when John Isch, Practice Director of the Network and Voice Center of Excellence at Orange Business Services, discusses use cases, ROI and misconceptions of software-defined wide-area networks, virtualization and cloud.
Consumers are buying millions of IoT devices, from smart thermostats and security systems to intelligent entertainment setups and furniture. Yet many of these devices remain isolated because home users are uncomfortable connecting them to each other – or even their WiFi. After all, their WiFi network was probably designed only to handle a few laptops, a gaming system and a couple of smartphones. Now, demand on the network is surging and even though you're delivering 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, that doesn't necessarily mean the broadband power is in the right place or reaches every corner of a home.
Even if WiFi coverage is sufficient, typing is not on trend. Voice is far more natural, easier and faster. Using a TV keyboard is archaic when more and more households have access to cloud-based voice services, like Amazon Alexa. This webinar will explore how service providers can create a comfortable, truly smart home for consumers – simultaneously driving up margin and loyalty.