Telecommunications equipment and network vendor increases investment as first Platinum member from China

SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, 2017– The OpenDaylight Project, the leading open source platform for programmable, software-defined networks (SDN), today announced that ZTE has upgraded their membership to the Platinum level, demonstrating their commitment to the open source community and SDN/NFV based networks.

"ZTE has been a member of the OpenDaylight technical community from the early days of the project, and they have steadily increased their participation and leadership over time.  Mirroring that leadership with an upgrade to Platinum membership in the OpenDaylight Foundation gives them an even greater opportunity to positively influence the project going forward," said Phil Robb, Interim Executive Director of the OpenDaylight Project.  "We look forward to working with them even more closely to drive innovation around the OpenDaylight platform and expand the open SDN ecosystem, especially within the dynamic and vibrant Chinese market."

Developing virtualized offerings and next generation SDN/NFV network solutions is a top priority for ZTE in 2017. The company expects to add more than 40 new SDN and NFV customers in 2017, bringing the global number to more than 220.

“SDN is disruptive technology and is transforming how new products and services are brought to market,” said Mr. Li Guang, Vice President, Director of Wireline Product at ZTE. “We believe the next generation network infrastructure should be open, and we look forward to working even more closely with OpenDaylight and the open source community to develop it.”

Luis Blanco, Director, CTO Group, ZTE Corporation, will represent ZTE on the OpenDaylight Board and Huan Linying, Wireline Open Source Technical Director, joins the OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee. ZTE joins Brocade, Cisco, Ericsson, HPE, Intel and Red Hat, among others, as a Platinum member of OpenDaylight. As the first OpenDaylight Platinum member from China, ZTE draws on its work with large carriers and web scale providers serving hundreds of millions of subscribers to bring unique insights and expertise in designing solutions for delivering performance at scale.

About the OpenDaylight Project

The OpenDaylight Project is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate the adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for a more transparent approach that fosters new innovation and reduces risk. Founded by industry leaders and open to all, the OpenDaylight community is developing a common, open SDN framework consisting of code and blueprints. Get involved: www.opendaylight.org.

OpenDaylight is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org

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