SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project continues to experience rapid growth with the addition of four new members, including Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Hangzhou Eastcom Software Technology Corporation, KT Corporation and LG Uplus Corporation. Together with the community, these new ONAP members join more than 50 global service providers and technology leaders, all working to deliver a neutral automation platform for network, infrastructure and services.
"We are delighted to grow our global community by welcoming four new members to the project," said Arpit Joshipura, general manager of Networking and Orchestration, The Linux Foundation. "Our ongoing membership growth demonstrates that the industry understands the demand for network automation and establishes ONAP as the defacto standard. With the announcement of Amsterdam, we are well on our way to uniting organizations from around the world to create a new business model around a shared architecture and implementation for network automation."
The new members will contribute to ONAP's 30 projects with a variety of other industry-leading organizations. ONAP brings together service providers, telecommunication vendors, cloud service providers, system integrators and others to deliver a unified architecture and implementation, with an open standards upstream focus, faster than any one project or organization could on its own. Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications has joined as an Associate member. Hangzhou Eastcom Software Technology Corporation, KT Corporation and LG Uplus have joined as Silver members.
The first ONAP release, Amsterdam, was unveiled on November 21, 2017. For more information about ONAP and how to participate in its global membership community, please visit: https://www.onap.org/members/join.
About the Newest ONAP Members:
The Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) is a key national university distinguished by teaching and research in the field of cable communications, wireless communications, computer and electronic engineering. BUPT is ranked as one of the top engineering schools in China and was created in 1955 under the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and the Communications Department of the General Staff Department of the People's Liberation Army.
Hangzhou Eastcom Software Technology Co., Ltd. (Eastcom Software) was established in 1999 as a state-controlled enterprise jointly established by Potevio Eastcom Group Co., Ltd. (Eastcom Group), Eastcom Corp. and technical backbones. It is registered in the Hangzhou High-tech Zone. Eastcom Software is the leading provider of O & M software and service management software in China. A key part of Eastcom Software's main business is computer software development services. The company provides complete set of OSS solutions as well as solutions and professional services for telecom, finance, government, public utilities, large commercial organizations and more. Its product areas cover operation and maintenance support, customer service management, big data service and support, education and training, mobile payment and Internet of Things.
KT Corporation provides telecommunications services in Korea. The company offers fixed-line telephone services, including local, domestic long-distance, and international long-distance fixed-line and voice over Internet protocol telephone services, as well as interconnection services. With its GiGA-class wired and wireless network infrastructure and ICT technologies, KT focuses on various convergence services including IoT, Big Data, AI, aiming at a global market. KT first introduced smartphone to Korean market in 2009 and now KT is preparing to deploy the first 5G trial network in 2018.
Founded in 1996, LG Uplus Corp. is a telecommunications company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. LG Uplus provides a wide range of telecommunications services from mobile telephone, broadband Internet, Internet protocol TV through IDC and IoT. Some IDC services include data center, network connectivity, managed cloud, and IT operation and management.
The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project brings together top global carriers and vendors with the goal of allowing end users to automate, design, orchestrate and manage services and virtual functions. ONAP unites two major open networking and orchestration projects, open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O), with the mission of creating a unified architecture and implementation and supporting collaboration across the open source community. The ONAP Project is a Linux Foundation project. For more information, visit https://www.onap.org.
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