NBN Co joins Open Networking Foundation

By on
NBN Co joins Open Networking Foundation

NBN Co has joined the Open Networking Foundation, a global open networking standards body aimed at promoting software-defined networking that escapes vendor lock-in on components and protocols.

The network operator said it had become the first Australian commercial network operator to gain membership into the nonprofit organisation, a member of the Linux Foundation.

NBN Co expects its membership in the Open Networking Foundation to give it global insights as it moves away from single-purpose proprietary platforms towards "open and flexible lower-cost solutions".

“Joining the ONF and its push for more open standards on networking deployment is a demonstration of our commitment to find innovative ways to deploy and manage the network," NBN Co chief technology officer Ray Owen said.

“By investigating open-source software and building on the work already done by the ONF, we can aim to drive programmable network architectures through disaggregation of control.

“This will help to enable us to achieve a faster time to market with our wholesale products and deeper systems integration with retail service providers.”

Got a news tip for our journalists? Share it with us anonymously here.
Copyright © CRN Australia. All rights reserved.
Tags:

Most Read Articles

You must be a registered member of CRN to post a comment.
| Register

Poll

Will 5G disrupt the NBN?
Yes - Optus' 5G home broadband service is a winner
Yes - Everyone is mobile these days
No - The NBN may be imperfect, but 5G will be mostly mobile
Not yet - Give it a year or two for proper services and products to emerge and settle down
View poll archive

Log In

Username / Email:
Password:
  |  Forgot your password?