Leading Global Organizations Join LF Networking

ATS, CloudOps, Comarch, Customer Care, Institute for Information Industry, JMA Wireless, Ribbon Communications and UNH InterOperability Lab Increase Investment in open networking  

SAN FRANCISCO — March 8, 2018 — LF Networking Fund (LFN), a Linux Foundation initiative that sustains and advances  various networking technologies, today announced that eight new members have joined the LFN  to foster collaboration and innovation across the entire networking stack. New Silver members ATS, CloudOps, Comarch, Customer Care, JMA Wireless, and Ribbon Communications, and new Associate members Institute for Information Industry (III), and UNH-InterOperability Lab join an existing roster of members working collaboratively to advance the future of networking.  

“After launching LFN in January, we’ve seen an influx of new members crossing various industries and geographies,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking and Orchestration, The Linux Foundation. “LFN membership growth represents interest from various verticals, signaling major momentum to leverage open source to redefine how networks and created a new generation of services are delivered.  We look forward to working together with these new members as they innovate across our global communities.”

The Linux Foundation introduced LFN Networking,, a new entity that integrates the governance of participating projects (including ONAP, OPNFV, OpenDaylight, FD.io, PNDA and SNAS) in order to enhance operational excellence, simplify member engagement, and increase collaboration across open source networking projects and standards bodies.  With more than 90 founding members, LFN is a home for increased harmonization across an open networking stack. build the new networking stack. To learn more about the approach to LFN, please read Arpit Joshipura’s recent blog post.

This March 26-29, LFN will participate in Open Networking Summit North America in Los Angeles. The conference will highlight the innovation from LFN’s technical projects that is breaking new ground for end users on their journey towards adoption and deployment of open source networking. The conference will also highlight the digital disruption of open source networking across various verticals such as cloud native, artificial intelligence, edge computing and more. To learn more and register, please visit here.

About the Newest Members:

  • ATS  is a service delivery organization with core competencies in spen source software around Virtual Infrastructure Management, Software-Defined-Networking, Network Functions Virtualization, Cyber Security, Data Analytics and Professional Services.
  • CloudOps is a cloud consulting and services company focused on open source, cloud platforms, networking and DevOps. The company helps businesses thrive in a data driven software economy with successful adoption and operation of cloud platforms, enabling self-service, utility economics and API-automated, continuous delivery of IT.
  • Comarch is a global provider of IT business solutions that aim to optimize operational and business processes.
  • Customer Care (CCI) is one of the leading companies in innovative software services and products based on open source technologies for the telecommunication industry.
  • Institute for Information Industry is a non-profit organization that supports the development/applications of the information industry as well as the information society in Taiwan.
  • JMA Wireless is the leading global innovator in mobile wireless connectivity solutions that assure infrastructure reliability, streamline service operations, and maximize wireless performance.
  • Ribbon Communications is a global technology company with more than two decades of leadership in real-time communications.
  • The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) is a well-known independent, third-party laboratory dedicated to broad-based testing and standards conformance services for networking industries.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Member Supporting Quotes 

Comarch

“As a company that has worked together with telecoms for over two decades, we are in a position to bring real value to the ONAP and broader LFN community. We are certain that our ongoing investments in network automation support systems, cloud-native platforms, and the adoption of a microservice approach will contribute significantly to the LFNs effort, particularly in the areas of 5G, the Internet of Things, and virtual networks”, said Marcin Dąbrowski, Vice President and Director of the Telecommunications division at Comarch.

Customer Care

“Customer Care Inc (CCI) is delighted to announce that we have signed on as a silver member of LFN. Our expertise and years of experience with networks of scale, microservices, virtualization, big data along with domain expertise in telecommunications will makes us a trusted partner in furthering the role of open source and networking.”

JMA Wireless

“The move to an intelligent, software-based network infrastructure is crucial to enabling the next evolution of networks. JMA Wireless’ recent launch of XRAN, the first 100 percent software baseband engine, illustrates our commitment to participating in this important transformation and we look forward to collaborating with LFN.”

Ribbon Communications

“Being part of LFN is a great opportunity to collaborate with other industry leaders to further innovation and interoperability on open source projects like ONAP and OPNFV. As longtime supporters of open source, we are committed to these technologies and our membership in the LFN only strengthens that commitment. We look forward to working closely with other member organizations to bring about the true benefits and efficiencies of virtualization in our industry,” said Kevin Riley, Chief Technology Officer, Ribbon Communications.