Networking technologies have evolved over the last 40 years. Software-defined networking decoupled networking software from hardware and simplified automation, deployment, and management of networks. This allowed over-the-top services like content streaming, social media, and other products to capture value by co-opting commoditized networks. Mobile, edge, AR/VR, and other use-cases require tight integration between applications and the network which presents an opportunity for differentiated services.
The Linux Foundation Networking is at the forefront of open source networking and manages the oldest open source networking project, OpenDaylight, and other SDNs, orchestration, OSS/BSS, and networking component projects.