Open Source MANO Chalks Up New
March 6, 2017
Source MANO, the largest open source MANO initiative, showcases momentum
with new members Atos, CableLabs and Verizon, and Mobile World Congress
ETSI’s Open Source MANO today welcomes its newest members, with Atos,
CableLabs and Verizon joining the group making a total of 60
organizations working together to shape NFV networks in the largest open
source MANO initiative.
The OSM community is focused on delivering a production-quality open
source MANO stack that meets the requirements of commercial NFV
networks. Announced at last year’s Mobile World Congress, just one year
ago, OSM has seen remarkable success and quick progression. It has grown
from eight founding members to a total of 60 organizations, including 8
network operators (Bell Mobility, BT, PT Portugal Telecom, SK Telecom,
Sprint, Telefonica, Telenor and Verizon).
OSM issued its first code package, Release Zero, a month ahead of
schedule in May 2016. This was followed by a full Release ONE code
package in October. OSM took part in the recent ETSI NFV Plugtests
event, which brought together over 40 commercial and open source NFV
implementations for interoperability testing, demonstrating that OSM has
been architected with a strong focus on immediate usability and large
scale interoperability with VNF providers and VIMs.
“Only one year ago, OSM started its journey with a handful of pioneers.
Now it has quickly become the largest and most diverse community in the
MANO space, with 60 members, including service providers, system
integrators and VNF vendors from all over the world, and is heading now
towards its third release, says Francisco Javier Romero, chairman of
ETSI OSM. The creation of a sense of community since the beginning and
the focus on clear and achievable objectives have been key to success.
Undoubtedly, we are really keen to preserve these values which have
worked that well for us.”
is present at this year’s Mobile World Congress (27 February – 2 March,
Barcelona, Spain). OSM Proofs of Concept will take place on three
- DevOps in Service
Chains and 5G Network Slices
On the RIFT.io stand, Hall 6 Stand 6J8. Involving Telenor, Arctos
Labs, Intel, Netrounds and RIFT.io
- RADCOM MaveriQ
portfolio running on Open Source MANO
On the Radcom stand, Hall 2 Stand 2D60
- Network Services with
Integrated VNF Verification
On the Canonical stand, Hall 3 Stand 3K31. Involving Ixia,
Canonical, DataArt Solutions, and Sonus.
The OSM community is closely
aligned with the evolution of ETSI NFV and will provide a regularly
updated reference implementation of NFV MANO. OSM aims at enabling an
eco-system of NFV solution vendors to rapidly and cost-effectively
deliver solutions to their users. ETSI OSM complements the work of ETSI
NFV and vice versa. The approach of having an open source project
closely aligned with a specification group maximizes innovation,
efficiency and time to market and ensures a continuing series of true
(conformant) reference implementations.