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November 14, 2022 in 5G, Blog, Publications

Ebook: Network-as-a-Service – A Practical Approach for CSPs to Implement Cloud-Native Multi-Cloud Networks for Enterprises

“If an Enterprise wants to open a new branch office or retail location today, they are faced with a myriad of manual and time-consuming tasks: ordering network transport, provisioning cloud…
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January 9, 2022 in 5G, Anuket, Cloud Native, Edge, EMCO, FD.io, ODIM, ONAP, OpenDaylight, PNDA, Publications, Resources, SNAS, Tungsten Fabric, XGVela

2021 LFN Year In Review Report

LFN is dedicated to creating opportunities and new ways to innovate across the networking industry. 2021 continued to be a challenging year around the globe, but three Cs (Code, Collaboration,…
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December 15, 2021 in 5G, Blog, Cloud Native, Edge, Publications, Resources

Vision 2022: Open Networking & Edge Predictions

By: Arpit Joshipura, GM, Networking, Edge & IOT As we wrap up the second year of living through a global pandemic, I wanted to take a moment to both look…
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December 1, 2021 in OpenDaylight, Publications, Resources

1-Pager: OpenDaylight is Verizon’s Directional SDN Controller

After initial work exploring OpenDaylight (ODL), Verizon decided to pull the testing, packaging, support in-house and create their own optimized ODL distribution. ODL is Verizon’s foundational and directional SDN controller…
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November 16, 2021 in 5G, ONAP, Publications, Resources

1-Pager: DT Deploys ONAP In Production in O-RAN Town

In their O-RAN Town project, the carrier deployed in the city of Neubrandenburg a multi-vendor Open RAN trial network for 4G and 5G services with massive MIMO integrated into the…
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November 10, 2021 in 5G, ONAP, Publications, Resources

1-Pager: Orange Deploys ONAP In Production

Realizing a long-pursued goal of using the Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP), Orange has deployed and trialed an automation framework powered by ONAP. The current use case, in production in…
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November 3, 2021 in Publications, Resources

White Paper: Intelligent Networking, AI and Machine Learning

The LF Networking (LFN) End User Advisor Group (EUAG) is publishing this document to identify and highlight the latest thinking and recommendations for building and supporting intelligent networking and the…
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October 26, 2021 in Blog, OpenDaylight, Publications, Resources

MEF Network Service Automation using OpenDaylight UniMgr

By: Charles Eckel (Cisco); Santanu De, Shrinivas Joshi, Kiran Ambardekar (Xoriant Corporation); Mahesh Jethanandani (Kloud Services) A team from Xoriant, Cisco, Kloud Services, and Amartus has been working with Ethernet…
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March 30, 2021 in 5G, Cloud Native, Edge, Publications, Resources

White Paper: NFV Testing and Automation Research and Methodologies

The End User Advisory Group (EUAG) was created by LF Networking  to share views, challenges, and best practices between user organizations; highlighting new areas of opportunity for the developer community.…
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March 30, 2021 in 5G, Cloud Native, Edge, Publications, Resources

White Paper: NFV Testing and Automation

The End User Advisory Group (EUAG) was created by LF Networking  to share views, challenges, and best practices between user organizations; highlighting new areas of opportunity for the developer community.…
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February 9, 2021 in Anuket, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, PNDA, Publications, Resources, SNAS, TungstenFabric, XGVela

LFN Member Onboarding Guide

The LFN Member Onboarding Guide was written to provide members with a complete onramp to the LF Networking community. You will learn how to engage with your communities of interest,…
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January 13, 2021 in 5G, Announcement, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, Publications, Resources, SNAS, TungstenFabric

2020 LFN Year In Review Report

2020 was certainly a challenging year around the globe. But challenges also bring opportunities. Working together, the LFN Community found new ways to innovate, collaborate, and advance the state of…
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January 5, 2021 in 5G, Cloud Native, Publications, Resources

OSN Days Taiwan Dec 2020

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU交通大學) hosted an Open Source Networking Day (OSN Day) in Taiwan on December 18th 2020 in one of the few countries where physical events are possible…
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December 17, 2020 in FD.io, Publications, Resources

FD.io Infographic: Digital Transformation is Everywhere

See an illustration that explains how FD.io, the fast data project, enables digital transformation across5G, Cloud Native, and Edge Networking:
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October 23, 2020 in Publications, Resources, Uncategorized

LFN + LF Edge Demo Pavilion from ONES 2020

Proof of Concept (PoC) demos are one of the very best ways to experience the innovation happening our technical communities. For the Open Networking & Edge Summit 2020 (ONES), we…
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October 22, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, Edge, Publications, Resources

ONES 2020 a Success

Distributed But Always Connected. The Open Networking & Edge Summit 2020 Virtual Experience gathered 1,322 live attendees from 523 organizations in 71 countries around the globe. 54% hailed from the…
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October 19, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, PNDA, Publications, Resources, SNAS, TungstenFabric

Software-defined vertical industries: transformation through open source

A recent McKinsey & Co. report described, the “biggest differentiator” for top-quartile companies in an industry vertical was “open source adoption,” where they shifted from users to contributors. The report’s data shows…
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July 28, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, Publications, Resources, TungstenFabric

Virtual LFN Developer & Testing Forum: June 2020 Report

Highlights from the Virtual LFN Developer & Testing Forum, June 22-25, 2020. Please direct any questions to info@lfnetworking.org. LF Networking (LFN) held its biannual Developer & Testing Forum from June…
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July 20, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, Edge, ONAP, Publications, Resources

5G Networking: An Introduction

Open source software plays an important role in accelerating 5G deployments. With a global developer community addressing technical challenges and expanding access to technical capabilities, the open source development model…
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June 29, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, Edge, ONAP, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

Cloud Native Networking for Telecom: An Introduction

The recent business disruptions worldwide resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of sustaining the operation of global communications infrastructure despite unprecedented surges in traffic. AT&T, for example,…
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June 17, 2020 in 5G, ONAP, Publications, Resources

ONAP MDONS Blueprint Overview

In order to offer service to customers with geographically diver se locations, CSPs often lease resources in networks where they do not have a presence (“off ne t”). This allows…
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June 17, 2020 in 5G, ONAP, Publications, Resources

E2E Network Slicing Technical Overview

Network Slicing is one of the key features of 5G. The essence of Network Slicing is to be able to effectively cater to of a diverse set o f use…
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June 17, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, ONAP, Publications, Resources

ONAP Consumption Models Whitepaper

The End User Advisory Group (EUAG) was created by LF Networking (LFN) to share views, challenges, and best practices between user organizations; highlighting new areas of opportunity for the developer…
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June 17, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, ONAP, Publications, Resources

Bell Canada Case Study

Since 2017, the use of ONAP at Bell Canada has expanded to automating numerous key network services across all business units. Moving forward, ONAP is playing a major role in…
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May 26, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

CNTT Whitepaper

The objective of the Cloud iNfrastructure Telco Taskforce (CNTT) is to develop a framework for standardizing Cloud Infrastructure to increase interoperability between the virtualized workloads and the underlying infrastructure, and…
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May 11, 2020 in FD.io, Publications, Resources

Case Study: Army Cyber School Leverages FD.io to Achieve Superior Network Performance and Scale

The US Army Cyber Center of Excellence is one of the key defense domains along with land, sea and air, and has the important task of training army soldiers in…
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April 29, 2020 in Publications, Resources

Edge Networking: An Introduction

LFN Projects are deeply integrated with the edge computing landscape and lead the telecom industry move into open source edge. LF Networking and LF Edge collaborate on the end-to-end edge…
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April 28, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, Publications, Resources, SNAS, TungstenFabric

LF Networking Whitepaper

This whitepaper, prepared by a Working Group of the LFN Technical Advisory Council (TAC), is intended for anyone who is interested in the intersection of modern network design and the…
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March 15, 2020 in ONAP, Publications, Resources

Harmonizing Open Source and Standards: A Case for 5G Slicing

As an operator-led open source community for a next generation network automation platform, ONAP has been committed to the convergence of standards and open source since inception, and has promoted…
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March 9, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, ONAP, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

LFN Developer & Testing Forum Report (January 2020)

LF Networking (LFN) hosted a record breaking cross-community technical gathering, the LFN Developer & Testing Forum at the Prague Congress Center in Prague, Czech Republic, from January 13-16, 2020, attracting…
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February 24, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, Edge, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: Open Source Communities Demonstrate End-to-End 5G Cloud Native Network

5G brings with it a tremendous promise but also new requirements. Cloud native technologies can be used to meet several of these demands by providing benefits in the areas of…
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February 12, 2020 in ONAP, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

UNH-IOL Hosts Lab as a Service: A Community Resource from the Linux Foundation

In the short video, Parker Berberian, UNH-IOL staffer, OPNFV TSC Member, and OPNFV Lab as a Service (LaaS) project lead, gives an overview of of LaaS and how developers can…
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January 8, 2020 in 5G, Cloud Native, CNTT, Edge, FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPenSwitch, OPNFV, PNDA, Publications, Resources, SNAS, TungstenFabric

LF Networking 2019 Year in Review

2019 was a successful year for LF Networking! This 28-page, detailed report recaps the highlights and achievements of 2019 while offering insights from LFN and community leaders on where the…
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December 5, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: Optimizing Wholesale Intercarrier Settlement with Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain

Telecom network operators worldwide open their networks to each other to enable their mutual customers to communicate across network boundaries. This practice, known as “Interconnect,” is being used among national…
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November 8, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Video Highlights: ONS Europe 2019

  Check out highlights from Open Networking Summit 2019, which took place September 23-25 in Antwerp, Belgium. The second time in Europe, ONS drew hundreds of attendees from over 200…
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August 13, 2019 in FD.io, Publications, Resources

Yahoo! JAPAN Solutions Brief

Yahoo! JAPAN addresses infrastructure scalability challenges through the adoption of commodity x86 servers combined with the LF Networking's Fast Data Project (FD.io). This solution brief outlines key design choices and…
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August 5, 2019 in FD.io, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

LFN DDF and Plugfest Report (June 2019)

The LFN DDF + Plugfest was held at the Kista Convention Center (Kistamässan) in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 11-14 and was built on the success of four prior ONAP DDF…
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May 20, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Slides & Videos: Cloud Native Network Services Day

On May 20th, 2019, LFN Networking held a mini-summit called "Cloud Native Network Services Day" at KuneCon + CloudNativeCon EU. Get the slides here. Watch the videos here. AGENDA: 9:00…
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May 6, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Slides & Video: Big5G Open Source Workshop: OCP/LFN/ONF

On May 6th, LF Networking joined up with OCP and ONF on a workshop at the Big 5G Event in Denver, Colorado. Listed below are the topics, speakers and slides.…
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April 3, 2019 in Publications, Resources

OVP: OPNFV Verification Program

A community-led compliance and verification program to improve quality and interoperability in the NFV ecosystem. Network functions virtualization (NFV) and software- defined networking (SDN) offer service providers increased service agility,…
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April 3, 2019 in ONAP, Publications, Resources

Harmonizing Open Source and Open Standards: The Progress of ONAP

As part of the broader evolution of open networking, the Linux Foundation networking projects have been working closely with a range of networking standards groups to align complementary efforts. This…
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April 2, 2019 in Publications, Resources

Harmonization 2.0: How Open Source and Standards Are Driving Collaboration Across IT

The networking industry is at a significant turning point as network operators spanning telecommunications, cable, enterprise, cloud, and the research community work to redefine the network architecture. Widespread new technology…
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March 12, 2019 in OPNFV, Publications, Resources

Open Source Community Extends Virtual Central Office to Mobile Use Case

Multiple open source communities and organizations collaborate to bring mobile services to the edge At Open Networking Summit Europe, Oct 25-27 2018 in Amsterdam, a team made up of 30 volunteers…
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March 12, 2019 in ONAP, OPNFV, Publications, Resources

ONAP Dublin DDF and OPNFV Gambia Plugfest Joint Report

The fourth ONAP DDF and sixth OPNFV Plugfest were co-located at the Nokia facility in Nozay, France. The event spanned four days from January 8-11, 2019. The focus of this…
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March 8, 2019 in FD.io, Publications, Resources

Benchmarking Software Data Planes Intel® Xeon® Skylake vs. Broadwell1

Software data plane performance and efficiency are foundational properties of any NFV and cloud networking system design. They do not only impact network service economics by dictating feasible service density…
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September 25, 2018 in ONAP, Publications, Resources

The 1st Orange ONAP OpenLab platform

As a founding and Platinum member of the Linux Foundation Networking, Orange committed to provide resources for the community both with human resources and technical platform. Orange deployed a first…
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September 25, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Heavy Reading: Open Source Networking Survey Report

Light Reading/Heavy Reading and Linux Foundation Networking are very excited to present the results of a study we executed in collaboration with our sponsors. We joined forces to deliver a…
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September 24, 2018 in OPNFV, Publications, Resources

ETSI NFV Plugtests™ and OPNFV Plugfest Joint Report

The third ETSI NFV Plugtests and fifth OPNFV Plugfest were colocated at the ETSI campus in Sophia Antipolis, France. The ETSI Plugtests spanned over two weeks from May 29-June 8,…
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August 14, 2018 in Publications, Resources

The Future of Networking Podcast

On August 1st, 2018, Arpit Joshipura, GM for Networking & Orchestration at The Linux Foundation, participated in a podcast with Packet Pushers: Show 400: The Future Of Networking With Arpit…
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July 19, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Blog: Embracing Openness to Power Future Network Services

This post first published on Telekom.com The exponential Internet traffic growth is still one of the main challenges for the Telco industry. In the past, Moore’s Law has helped us to…
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June 18, 2018 in OPNFV, Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: A Virtual Central Office Results in Reduced Total Cost of Ownership

Central offices (COs) provide critical access/aggregation networking services (e.g. for cable, fiber, DSL, wireless customers) and there are more than 10,000 COs in the United States alone. Network services in…
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March 26, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: The Open Compute Project and OPNFV are at the Forefront of Open Source Networking Integration

Network functions virtualization, or NFV, is a once-in-a-generation disruption that will completely transform how networks are built and operated. Open source has revamped how enterprises build out their IT systems…
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March 26, 2018 in Publications, Resources

Solution Brief: Harmonizing Open Source and Standards: An ONAP Case Study

As part of the broader evolution of open networking, LF Networking projects have been working closely with a range of networking standards groups to align complementary efforts...
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March 26, 2018 in Publications

ACG report: The Impact of Open Source Technologies on the Communication Service Provider Vendor Ecosystem

There is a massive shift underway in carrier sourcing and design strategies, with open source-first philosophies unequivocally at their core...
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