News Article | May 2, 2017
Under the agreement, the Forum will exclusively license the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance to undertake the construction of OBLA in China and to conduct conformance and interoperability testing, migration best practices, technical due diligence and training around the project. The SDN/NFV Industry Alliance will build and manage the OBLA, while the Broadband Forum will provide technical direction, testing methods, a standards framework and domain expertise. The aim of the project is to develop network cloud standards verification, testing, solution conformance and a proving ground for new services. "As operators look to bring the efficiencies of data centers and cloud technologies to the network, gradually transforming it to a software-based infrastructure, it is incredibly important that we speed up standards, testing, conformance and best practice to ensure smarter, programmable and faster networks that deliver leading edge capability for operators and world-class experience for their customers," said Broadband Forum Chairman Kevin Foster, of BT. "This new lab facility is a strategic and natural evolution of the Forum's ongoing work on virtualization and cloud, with almost every project in our current scope now connected to these next-generation network technologies. We look forward to strengthening this work with the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance." The OBLA builds on the Forum's ongoing and completed virtualization and cloud projects, including the Network Enhanced Residential Gateway, which shifts functionalities from the Residential Gateway to the operator's network, Cloud Central Office, Fixed Access Network Sharing, SDN in the Access Network, and the virtual Business Gateway. This complements the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance's focus on increasing the readiness in SDN commercial utilization and promoting the healthy development of the SDN industry. "The lack of standards and a unified framework for Network Cloud and SDN is a significant problem, which leads to fragmentation in the industry and defeats interoperability, slowing the industry's development. As one of the most important organizations in broadband, the Broadband Forum's Open Broadband Lab can be the unified and standardized platform to address the fragmentation issues and resolve the problems the industry is facing," said Mr. Wei Leping, President of the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance, and China Telecom Beijing Research Institute. "China SDN/NFV Industry Alliance is pleased to collaborate with the Forum to create the physical laboratory and verify the standardized framework, testing for interoperability and enabling application development based on this platform." For more information on the Broadband Forum's work, please visit: broadband-forum.org. To find out more about the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance, please see: sdnia.org About the Broadband Forum Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization, is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks. Our work defines best practices for global networks, enables service and content delivery, establishes technology migration strategies, engineers critical device & service management tools, and is key to redefining broadband. Our free technical reports and white papers can be found at broadband-forum.org. Twitter @Broadband_Forum. For more information about the Broadband Forum, please visit broadband-forum.org or follow @Broadband_Forum on Twitter. For further information please contact Brian Dolby on +44 (0) 7899 914168 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jayne Garfitt on +44 (0) 1636 812152 or email@example.com. About the SDN/NFV Industry Alliance The SDN/NFV Industry Alliance (SDNFVIA) was founded on November 4, 2014 by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), together with 15 organizations in the industry. Guided by the principle of "openness, innovation, collaboration and implementation", the alliance focuses on increasing the readiness in SDN/NFV commercial utilization and promoting the healthy development of the SDN/NFV industry. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/broadband-forum-and-sdnnfv-industry-alliance-partner-on-network-transformation-300449534.html
News Article | April 28, 2017
Belvoir is continuing with its strategy of selling off its corporate offices, with new franchisee David Devlin completing on the purchase of Belvoir Devizes. -- Belvoir is continuing with its strategy of selling off its corporate offices, with new franchisee David Devlin completing on the purchase of Belvoir Devizes.Belvoir's Chief Operating Officer, Dorian Gonsalves confirmed the sale, saying: "We announced over a year ago that it was our strategy to franchise out our corporate offices. Since 2016 we have made great headway with this, selling Belvoir Lichfield, Belvoir Burton on Trent, Belvoir Pimlico, Belvoir Basingstoke Sales and Belvoir Tadley Sales and Lettings."We are retaining Belvoir's two corporate offices in Grantham, and now just have two remaining corporate offices in Spalding and Cumbria, although we have recently agreed a sale agreed on one of these."Belvoir has always been committed to recruiting impressive individuals to take on our franchises and grow them. David Devlin is an extremely impressive and professional person and I am delighted that he has chosen to join Belvoir rather than any of the other numerous franchise models that are available."I am supremely confident that David will develop our Devizes office into a very successful business."Speaking of his decision to join Belvoir, David Devlin says: "I returned to the UK last September after working in the United States for 25 years. I was looking for a franchise opportunity and went to the Franchise Exhibition at the NEC last October, where I met some of the members of the Belvoir team. I was impressed and felt drawn towards Belvoir and when I looked at the Belvoir Devizes opportunity, which had already been a successful office for some years it seemed to be a good fit for me."My background is in IT and although my wife and I have had some property experience in the past, this is a very new venture, which I am very much looking forward to."To find out more about Belvoir please visit: https://www.belvoir.co.uk/ · Belvoir was founded in February 1995 by Mike and Stephanie Goddard. Its Central Office is in Grantham, Lincolnshire.· Mike was chairman of the bfa for three consecutive years and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Belvoir. Dorian Gonsalves is Chief Operating Officer. Dorian sits on the Board of The Property Ombudsman.· Belvoir is recognised as the largest property franchise network on the High Street, with over 300 offices nationwide.· Belvoir was officially awarded the Best Lettings Agency Franchise – Gold Award at the 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2010 Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times & The Times. Belvoir also won the Silver Award in 2011.· Belvoir was voted Best Large Lettings Chain at the Estate & Letting Agent Awards (ESTAs) 2013, which was hosted by Phil Spencer, and won Silver in 2014 and 2015. Belvoir has won Brand Builder of the Year at the bfa Franchisor of the Year Awards 2011 and Best Marketing Campaign of the Year at the Franchise Marketing Association (FMA) Awards 2011.· Belvoir is a founder member of the SAFEagent Kitemark scheme, which is fully supported by NALS. SAFEagent promotes client money protection (CMP) and provides consumers with a clear message on those agents they should do business with.· Belvoir successfully listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange on 21February 2012.
News Article | May 15, 2017
CALABASAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, is at the Big Communications event, which will be held in Austin, Texas, May 15-17, 2017, at the Austin Convention Center. Attendees at this year’s Big Communications event can meet Ixia subject matter experts at Stand B300 to learn how to gain visibility into their virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) and Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) environments with Ixia solutions, including the newly enhanced CloudLens™ Private visibility solution. Ixia’s CloudLens platform is the start of a complete transformation for visibility. It provides unprecedented visibility across all cloud environments - public, private, and hybrid clouds. The platform provides the framework to enhance the performance, security, and ROI of your investments in virtualization, CORD, and 5G. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to: In addition, Recep Ozdag, Vice President of Product Management at Ixia, will participate in a panel discussion on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:30 am - 12:20 pm, entitled “We're All Security ‘Service Providers’ Now – But Which Ones Will Win?” Security vendors offering cloud-based services, Webscale Internet Companies (WICs), and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) are all "service providers" in the network security space now. This panel will discuss the breaking down of boundaries in security services, which cloudification is enabling, and discuss winning strategies for cloud service providers in this fast-changing environment. Ixia, the Ixia logo, and CloudLens are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ixia in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.
News Article | May 18, 2017
Work on acceleration of CloudCO and high-value 5G use cases are key highlights of the Q2 meeting supported by Chunghwa Telecom TAIPEI, Taiwan - May 18, 2017: The Broadband Forum today announced it is making significant progress on five projects relating to the realization and implementation of Cloud Central Office (CloudCO), which is scheduled for later this year. Preparations to stage and test the implementations are also under way at the first Open Broadband Lab, in Asia, announced earlier this month. The CloudCO projects encompass architecture and hardware, as well as software implementation and migration. They represent one of the first use cases for the recently launched Open Broadband initiative, which provides a new platform for the integration and testing of broadband-related services. The Forum is also focusing on the most promising use cases in 5G networking, such as hybrid wireless wireline networking in access and home networking, network slicing and projects for backhaul and fronthaul transport. Several other aspects of the Forum’s Broadband 20/20 vision have seen excellent participation and momentum, including the evolution of TR-069 into a User Services Platform for premises’ networks and compute resources – for example, entertainment and the Internet of Things (IoT) for home workers – which remains on track for release later this year. Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh said: “Perhaps the most important contribution we can provide to the industry is to keep an unwavering focus on the implementations of new technologies that have the most promising business cases. From this, we can bring our technical innovation to show how each can be introduced into the market and holistically managed to the benefit of all stakeholders. This quarter’s meeting is a great example of the energy behind the member contributions which drive our work.” The meeting’s opening plenary also featured a keynote presentation from Dr. Rong-Syh Lin, Vice President of Telecommunication Laboratories, at Chunghwa Telecom. Dr. Lin said: “With the advent of 5G and the ever-growing IoT, broadband technology is having to evolve rapidly. Operators must find ways to deliver ultra-fast speeds at a faster time-to-market, while still keeping costs low. We applaud the Broadband Forum’s commitment to defining the architecture, interfaces and protocols that are crucial to the network evolution that will enable next-generation services for all.” During the meeting, the Broadband Forum actively participated in the Broadband and Narrowband Convergence for IoT Realization Symposium, organized by the Institute for Information Industry (III) and the Industrial Development Bureau of Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs. Several specifications were approved at the meeting, including TR-390, which defines standardized mechanisms for performance measurement, giving service providers greater insight on how their access network is performing. For more information on the Broadband Forum, visit the Broadband Forum website at broadband-forum.org. About the Broadband Forum Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization, is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks. Our work defines best practices for global networks, enables service and content delivery, establishes technology migration strategies, engineers critical device & service management tools, and is key to redefining broadband. Our free technical reports and white papers can be found at broadband-forum.org. Twitter @Broadband_Forum. For more information about the Broadband Forum, please go to broadband-forum.org or follow @Broadband_Forum on Twitter. For further information, please contact Brian Dolby on +44 (0) 7899 914168 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jayne Garfitt on +44 (0) 1636 704888 or email@example.com.
News Article | May 10, 2017
HILLSBORO, Ore. & PETALUMA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), the services acceleration company, and Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, today announced the delivery of an end-to-end cloud edge solution using commercially available systems and software compliant with the Residential Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (Residential CORD or R-CORD) architecture, advancing SDN, NFV, and the cloud model into the service provider access network. This integrated turnkey access solution for R-CORD combines the CORD open software and hardware building blocks with Radisys’ OCP-based DCEngine™ platform and the carrier-grade Calix AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System, featuring the recently announced AXOS OFx Connector with the open source vOLT-HA integration software as well as 10G PON converged fiber access (NG-PON2 and XGS-PON). By deploying the converged cloud edge solution in their last mile network, service providers can accelerate new service introduction while maintaining the highest quality of experience for their subscribers. The shift to a subscriber-driven network, combined with rapid device proliferation and bandwidth intensive applications, is creating the need to rethink access network design. Service providers must address these challenges while balancing deployment, upgrade, and maintenance costs. Unlike traditional closed proprietary systems, forward-looking broadband access investment must embrace open software-controlled infrastructure that allows service providers to improve agility and lower costs, while accelerating new service revenue generation. The Radisys and Calix open CORD-based architecture provides a converged turnkey solution that delivers on the promise of one seamless, open network with Software Defined Access. “CORD has captured wide interest in the industry as a preferred migration strategy architecture for service providers looking to bring datacenter economies and cloud agility to their networks,” said Shane Eleniak, vice president of systems products at Calix. “Calix and Radisys are committed to enabling these migrations at a pace that matches the preference of each service provider. The Calix/Radisys R-CORD POD takes advantage of the flexibility and modular architecture of our award-winning AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System, AXOS OFx Connector, and vOLT-HA integration software. With this announcement, R-CORD has just made the leap from theory to reality. The combination of Radisys’ CORD expertise and the componentized architecture and native NETCONF/YANG interfaces and anySDN flexibility of the Calix AXOS platform has now delivered the world’s first commercially available R-CORD POD solution, and marks the beginning of a new era, bringing the promise of SDN into the access network.” “As a CORD partner and premier systems integrator, Radisys is teaming with Calix to deliver a carrier-grade, turnkey R-CORD platform built with scalable open software and hardware systems,” said Bryan Sadowski, vice president, FlowEngine and DCEngine, Radisys. “Our successful integration of the vOLT-HA software with Calix’s commercialized next-gen passive optical network (PON) system and the R-CORD open source reference architecture on DCEngine infrastructure delivers an adaptable software-defined cloud platform for accelerating service innovations at the network edge. With commitment to open source platforms coupled with professional service integration expertise, Radisys is poised to carry out end-to-end integration and lifecycle management of R-CORD as a deployment-ready, scalable solution across the globe.” Trials of the R-CORD solution running on Radisys’ OCP-based DCEngine hyperscale platform integrated with the Calix AXOS E9-2 Intelligent Edge System are currently underway with multiple tier-one service providers. As part of the field trials, Calix is providing the physical optical termination system, while the Radisys DCEngine 16U Integrated Rack, based on the OCP-ACCEPTED™ CG-OpenRack-19 specification, provides a multi-rack level network functions virtualization (NFVi) and container-based infrastructure necessary for hosting thousands of virtualized network functions (VNFs) and applications under open software-defined networking control. Meet with Calix and Radisys at BCE 2017 Calix and Radisys will be showcasing R-CORD in Calix booth #201 at the Light Reading Big Communications Event, taking place May 15-17 in Austin, Texas. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting with Radisys’ CORD experts or click here to arrange a meeting with Calix at BCE. Radisys helps communications and content providers, and their strategic partners, create new revenue streams and drive cost out of their services delivery infrastructure. Radisys’ hyperscale software-defined infrastructure, service aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing engines and wireless access technologies enable its customers to maximize, virtualize and monetize their networks. For more information about Radisys, please visit www.radisys.com. Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) pioneered Software Defined Access and cloud products focused on access networks and the subscriber. Its portfolio of access systems and software combines AXOS, the revolutionary platform for access, with Calix Cloud, innovative cloud products for network data analytics and subscriber experience assurance. Together, they enable communications service providers to transform their businesses and be the winning service providers of tomorrow. For more information, visit the Calix website at www.calix.com. Radisys® is a registered trademark of Radisys. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
News Article | February 28, 2017
Aricent’s collaboration with the CORD® community will help communication service providers and multi-system operators accelerate their network transformation for the digital era. MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona and REDWOOD CITY, California – February 28, 2017 – Aricent, a global design and engineering company, announced today that it has joined the Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) community to contribute software, integration and testing frameworks to the CORD reference implementations. The CORD Project’s mission is to transform legacy central offices by redefining datacenter economics and leveraging the agility of cloud computing. Proprietary hardware is replaced with composable infrastructure, white-box servers and open-source software. The architecture is designed to support connectivity and cloud-based services for residential, enterprise and mobile subscribers. Drawing on its 20-year history of datacenter and network equipment design and engineering, Aricent helps service providers build tomorrow’s on-demand and digital networks. Aricent’s capability portfolio spans network function virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), micro services and container architectures, open network operating system (ONOS), and OpenStack (infrastructure-as-a-service). Aricent is working with key network equipment and service providers to accelerate the adoption of various implementations of CORD including GPON, SD-WAN, Residential Gateways, vCPE, vRouter and other on-demand resources and network operations. By joining the CORD Project, Aricent becomes part of a diversified open source community that is comprised of leading service providers, vendors, individual contributors, and other collaborators, all working to redefine network access through cloud systems. An example is CORD’s VOLTHA (Virtual OLT Hardware Abstraction), a project that seeks to develop a software module that acts as an isolator between an abstract (vendor agnostic) passive optical networking (PON) management system and a set of vendor-specific PON hardware devices. Aricent is developing a real-time performance monitoring (PM) framework for VOLTHA to enable access networks to stream statistics and counters for analysis. VOLTHA provides a set of abstract APIs, via which northbound systems can interact with the PON network with relative ease. On its southbound side, VOLTHA communicates with the PON hardware devices using vendor-specific protocols and protocol extensions. “We want to evolve the intelligence of the network to a point where it’s able to improve service quality at the right place and time in the customer experience,” said Walid Negm, Aricent’s Chief Technology Officer. “The idea of gaining visibility and insight from distributed network elements is critical to a self-aware and self-steering network,” he said. “Imagine applications that can subscribe to a data stream of patterns that indicate network congestion, traffic outages, and proactive network diagnosis. Operators can get a better handle on the utilization of network resources and system health that are the foundation of a superior customer experience,” Negm said. In the initial development phase of the VOLTHA project, Aricent’s performance monitoring framework will include: These metrics can be used by an analytics framework like Analytics-CORD, or a third-party consumer application, which can have its own intelligence and take network actions and decisions based on machine-learning techniques. About Aricent Aricent is a global design and engineering company innovating for the digital era. With more than 12,000 talented designers and engineers and over 25 years of experience, we help the world's leading companies solve their most important business and technology innovation challenges - from Customer to Chip. About CORD CORD® (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) combines NFV, SDN and the elasticity of commodity clouds to bring datacenter economies and service agility to the Telecom Central Office. An open reference implementation of CORD uses commodity servers and white-box switches, coupled with open source software that includes OpenStack, Docker, ONOS and XOS. This reference implementation is a general and extensible platform that supports a variety of domains and business requirements (e.g., residential, enterprise, mobile), and is also sufficiently complete to support field trials. http://opencord.org/
News Article | February 21, 2017
HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To maximize 5G mobile service opportunities across China Unicom’s network, services acceleration company Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS) and China Unicom, one of the world’s largest mobile service providers, are partnering to build and integrate Mobile CORD (M-CORD) development PODs that use open source software. M-CORD, built on top of ONOS and the CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) open source project, combines data center economics and the agility of the cloud with the benefits of a virtualized and disaggregated mobile core, as well as access infrastructure and mobile edge computing for innovation and deployment of 5G services. The companies will work together to develop deployment scenarios for this solution in China Unicom’s network. “As China Unicom evolves its network from 4G to 5G, it requires a fully virtualized and disaggregated infrastructure to better serve its residential, enterprise and mobile customers,” said Joseph Sulistyo, senior director of open networking solutions, Radisys. “We’re confident that together we can build and integrate an M-CORD POD to facilitate a robust 5G mobility infrastructure, thereby enabling China Unicom to rapidly deploy new 5G services on its network.” As a CORD systems integrator, Radisys will leverage CORD’s open reference implementation to bring China Unicom’s network cloud agility and improved economics. M-CORD is an emerging platform for 5G services with three key components: mobile edge services, virtualized Radio Access Network (RAN), and virtualized Evolved Packet Core (EPC). M-CORD makes mobility more cost-efficient, more software-programmable and more cloud-elastic. “China Unicom is collaborating with Radisys to collectively develop technology enablers and use cases for 5G services,” said Dr. Tang Xiongyan, CTO, Network Technology Research Institute, China Unicom. “Radisys will also provide us with its recommended deployment scenarios and feasibility analysis as well as an effective prototype demonstration of the solution in our mobile network. We’re encouraged that its efforts will yield great results for our subscribers.” Additionally, Radisys and China Unicom will develop together an open reference implementation of a virtualized RAN (vRAN) and an open reference implementation of next-generation mobile core architecture with observability and analytics. The companies will also explore opportunities for projects surrounding mobile edge computing (MEC), virtualization technology for connected cars and service development and demonstration, and connectionless architecture. See the M-CORD Demonstration at Mobile World Congress Radisys and ON.Lab will demonstrate M-CORD use cases running on commodity hardware and on DCEngine™ at Mobile World Congress, February 27-March 2 in its Booth 5I61 in Hall 5. To see the demonstration and meet with Radisys’ CORD and open source experts, contact email@example.com. CORD™ (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) brings datacenter economics and cloud flexibility to the telco Central Office and to the entire access network. CORD is an open source service delivery platform that combines SDN, NFV, and elastic cloud services to network operators and service providers. It integrates ONOS, OpenStack, Docker, and XOS—all running on merchant silicon, white-box switches, commodity servers, and disaggregated access devices. The CORD reference implementation serves as a platform for multiple domains of use, with open source communities building innovative services for residential, mobile, and enterprise network customers. The CORD ecosystem comprises ON.Lab and organizations that are funding and contributing to the CORD initiative. These organizations include AT&T, China Unicom, Google, NTT Communications Corp., SK Telecom Co. Ltd., Verizon, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Intel Corporation, NEC Corporation, Nokia, Radisys, and Samsung Electronics Co. See the full list of members, including CORD’s collaborators, and learn how you can get involved with CORD at www.opencord.org. CORD is an independently funded software project hosted by The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. China Unicom was officially established on 15 October 2008, and is committed to forging itself into a world-leading innovative ICT service provider. As of 2015, China Unicom is ranked 207 among the Fortune Global 500. As a leading operator providing both fixed-line and mobile services in China, the subscriber number of fixed service and mobile service is more than 300 million, and its service covers 31 provincial branches and 7 overseas operations. It has about 400,000 employees. For more information about China Unicom, please visit http://chinaunicom.com.cn/. Radisys helps communications and content providers, and their strategic partners, create new revenue streams and drive cost out of their services delivery infrastructure. Radisys’ hyperscale software defined infrastructure, service aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing engines and wireless access technologies enable its customers to maximize, virtualize and monetize their networks. For more information about Radisys please visit www.radisys.com. Radisys® is a registered trademark of Radisys. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
News Article | February 27, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), the services acceleration company, today announced the first end-to-end open reference solution for M-CORD to accelerate service innovations and revenue generation for mobile operators. The M-CORD open reference solution is comprised of open mobile infrastructure and edge services, open control and management, and a carrier-grade open compute platform to maximize the economics and agility of cloud at the edge of the network. In addition, Radisys and ONF, which is merging with ON.Lab, will show live demonstrations of 5G services and use cases with the latest M-CORD innovations executed on the turnkey open reference solution in Booth 5I61 in Hall 5 during Mobile World Congress, February 27-March 2 in Barcelona. “Radisys continues to advance the role of M-CORD by contributing and integrating open source solutions for innovative 5G use cases, in tight collaboration with CORD® partners and collaborators,” said Guru Parulkar, executive director, ONF, ON.Lab and Stanford Platform Lab. “As the leading open source system integrator in mobility, Radisys will demonstrate M-CORD as an innovative, open reference solution that tackles real world projects such IoT, premium public safety and analytics. We are pleased in our growing partnership with Radisys as M-CORD matures to inevitably become the deployment-ready mobility solution for service providers.” At Mobile World Congress, Radisys will run M-CORD on two distinct open compute platform configurations: an entry-level portable mini OCP 6U platform and Radisys’ DCEngine™, a carrier-grade OCP 16U rack scale open platform. The 6U platform provides an extremely cost-efficient mini-rack built with commodity servers and switches that can quickly prove initial 5G service testing with a lowest cost barrier to trial. Radisys’ DCEngine rack-scale hardware system, inspired by the Open Compute Project (OCP), yet enhanced for telco requirements and based on the OCP-ACCEPTED™ CG-OpenRack-19 specification, is suitable for demonstrating a deployment-ready M-CORD on a scalable carrier-grade open hardware platform. Radisys’ Professional Services, together with ONF and ON.Lab partners and collaborators, have leveraged the M-CORD vision to develop several evolutionary scenarios of 5G systems, including integration, validation and testing. The resulting innovative live demos at Mobile World Congress 2017 enable programmability and service flexibility and include: “Mobile operators have been active in the open source community, increasingly collaborating with like-minded vendors such as Radisys to enable transformation from proprietary solutions to open, flexible software-defined solutions built with open source components,” said Brian Bronson, president and CEO, Radisys. “As a CORD partner, we have embraced M-CORD to create an open reference solution that can be deployed and scaled in mobile networks, accelerating operators’ 5G service innovation and revenue generation. Radisys is also leveraging its Professional Services organization with integration expertise in mobile solutions, open compute hardware and open source architecture and software, to accelerate M-CORD from proof-of-concept to turnkey deployable products in the field.” In addition to delivering a turnkey M-CORD open reference solution, Radisys’ Professional Services also enables custom development services to meet each communications service providers’ unique integration requirements, to integrate M-CORD into existing mobile network management infrastructures, delivering an open yet customer-specific 5G service delivery and revenue generation solution. To schedule a meeting with Radisys’ open source experts at Mobile World Congress and to see the live M-CORD demonstrations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. CORD® (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) brings datacenter economics and cloud flexibility to the telco Central Office and to the entire access network. CORD is an open source service delivery platform that combines SDN, NFV, and elastic cloud services to network operators and service providers. It integrates ONOS, OpenStack, Docker, and XOS—all running on merchant silicon, white-box switches, commodity servers, and disaggregated access devices. The CORD reference implementation serves as a platform for multiple domains of use, with open source communities building innovative services for residential, mobile, and enterprise network customers. The CORD ecosystem comprises ON.Lab and organizations that are funding and contributing to the CORD initiative. These organizations include AT&T, China Unicom, Comcast, Google, NTT Communications Corp., SK Telecom Co. Ltd., Verizon, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Intel Corporation, NEC Corporation, Nokia, Radisys and Samsung Electronics, Co. See the full list of members, including CORD’s collaborators, and learn how you can get involved with CORD at opencord.org. CORD is an independently funded software project hosted by The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the recognized leader and standard bearer for SDN. Launched in 2011, the ONF has more than 100 member companies and is led by a board including representation from leading operators including AT&T, Google, NTT Communications, SK Telecom and Verizon. The merger of ONF and ON.Lab is expected to be complete in late 2017. For further information visit http://www.opennetworking.org/. Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) has created the leading open source platforms CORD® (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) and ONOS® (Open Network Operating System) for service providers. Founded by SDN’s inventors and leaders to foster an open source community to realize the full potential of SDN, ON.Lab brings innovative ideas from leading edge research and delivers high-quality open source platforms on which members of its ecosystem can build solutions. For further information, visit http://onlab.us/. Radisys helps communications and content providers, and their strategic partners, create new revenue streams and drive cost out of their services delivery infrastructure. Radisys’ hyperscale software-defined infrastructure, service aware traffic distribution platforms, real-time media processing engines and wireless access technologies enable its customers to maximize, virtualize and monetize their networks. For more information about Radisys, please visit www.radisys.com. Radisys® is a registered trademark of Radisys. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
News Article | February 28, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mobile World Congress—ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced that it is building on the early market leadership of its CORD® (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) compliant portfolio and broadening the use cases so these open principles can be applied over any network infrastructure and for every customer segment. Whether it is 10G PON over fiber, G.fast over copper or coax, DOCSIS 3.1 over coax, or 5G wireless, these software-defined access (SD access) technologies are all foundational for establishing Gigabit Societies and the carriers’ ability to realize their goal of creating a platform economy. ADTRAN believes that its open, programmable CORD network architecture approach is instrumental as its customers look to create a simplified service delivery platform that can leverage a wide range of next-generation access technologies for fixed or mobile connectivity. Carriers are looking to leverage their investments in broadband to drive revenue and rapidly create new services outside of the confines of traditional closed proprietary systems. ADTRAN’s open CORD-based architecture simplifies the complexity that is oftentimes associated with unifying services over fiber, copper, cable and wireless. This CORD approach creates the network platform for one seamless, open network. As each market segment presents its own opportunities and challenges, ADTRAN has been particularly successful in advancing residential CORD (R-CORD) developments and helping its customers push CORD architectures as deeply into the network as possible and take advantage of increasingly tremendous avenues for growth. Throughout 2016, ADTRAN demonstrated its commitment to CORD architectures with its disaggregated and virtualized OLT and ONT products. The company is an ONOS (Open Network Operating System) Collaborator and is focused on ON.Labs initiatives, which include CORD, ONOS and VOLTHA (Virtual OLT Hardware Abstraction). ADTRAN’s CORD-based programmable access architectures are ideally suited to support residential, business and backhaul services over a converged access architecture including 10G EPON, XGS-PON, NGPON2 and P2P 10GE, as well as copper and coax access with G.fast. ADTRAN is the first and only access vendor that has demonstrated open and programmable network elements fully aligned with the R-CORD architecture and its platforms are currently involved in over 25 trials with carriers around the world. These next-generation access products that fit into the CORD architecture are available today and being deployed by several global operators. “We are excited to add a company with the access domain expertise of ADTRAN to our contributor base,” said Guru Parulkar, executive director, ON.Lab and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). “ADTRAN’s commitment to bring datacenter economies and cloud agility to service providers for its residential, enterprise and mobile customers will significantly expand the reach and accelerate the time-to-market for open, programmable networks.” “Our multi-market development approach is based on our customers telling us how broadly they want to leverage CORD in their networks and the role it will play in their ability to compete and win in an increasingly competitive market,” said Robert Conger, associate vice president, cloud and portfolio strategy for ADTRAN. “Our customers have stated that in order to compete with cloud-based competitors, they must have comparable network programmability to that of the data center environment, and the interface must be homogenous regardless of the access technology that the next generation of services are delivered over. As a strategic partner to our customers, ADTRAN’s commitment to CORD frames our product development and roadmap, all driven toward providing our customers the ability to connect to any customer, over any network, and using a truly open platform on which they can deliver services at web scale.” ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com.
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Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering | Year: 2012
Analyses of load tests on instrumented drilled shafts in intermediate geomaterials (IGMs) and rock are performed using a hyperbolic modelfor relative displacement(Δ)/shaft diameter (d)versus side friction (fs) data. Ultimate side friction (fsu) determined from these analyses for IGMs compares well with those determined from pressuremeter tests. For rock with a rock quality designation (RQD) greater than 50%, values of fsu are approximately equal to rock socket unit friction (qSR), estimated using 28-day strength (f'c) of drilled shaft concrete, but for RQD less than 50%, fsu is approximately equal to qSR, estimated using uniaxial strength (qu) of rock cores and reduction factor (αE) to account for jointing in rock. Linear elastic shear modulus (G) for IGMs determined from these analyses is approximately equal or slightly less than reload modulus (Gr) determined from the pressuremeter test. Rock mass modulus (Em) also matches with values determined from correlations. © 2012 American Society of Civil Engineers.