Overture and CloudNFV joined by Telefonica and Sprint in first ETSI NFV Proof of Concept

Dec 16, 2013 by Mark Durrett

Great news on the Network Functions Virtualization front.

You may have read this morning that CloudNFV – the group of vendors Overture joined forces with on NFV – received notification that our proof of concept submission to ETSI was accepted.  There are a couple of public articles that have been published today. We expect to see more later today.

ETSI is the defining body for network functions virtualization (NFV).  Our group was the first to respond to ETSI’s call for “proof of concepts” and ours was the first whose proposal to be accepted.  The original founders of CloudNFV were joined by service provider sponsors Telefonica and Sprint along with Metaswitch and their Clearwater IMS software suite.

I will be writing more on the PoC details over the next couple of days.  In the coming months the group will work through demonstrations, documenting progress and reporting back into the ETSI standards group. 

More details can be found in the proof of concept proposal we submitted.  It's posted on the ETSI public Wiki here.

For more information on Overture's role in CloudNFV, please check out this section of our website

About the Author

D. Mark Durrett is the head of corporate communications and marketing at Overture Networks where he drives market initiatives and brand awareness for Overture’s Carrier Ethernet and Ensemble OSA™ metro edge solutions.  Mark is also the executive editor of CarrierEthernetNews.com, the only online news community for the Carrier Ethernet industry and is a contributor to both the MEF and the Open Networking Foundation.  As an engineer, engineering manager, product manager and marketing executive, Mark has been designing and marketing communications equipment and network security software at industry pioneers such as Hatteras Networks, Covelight Systems, NetEdge Systems and Wandel & Goltermann for over 20 years.  Mark holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.
 
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