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The OpenDaylight Project

November 06, 2014 08:00 ET

Compass-EOS, Intracom Telecom and Transmode Join the OpenDaylight Project

Members Support Largest Industry Effort to Advance Open SDN and NFV in Networking

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2014) - The OpenDaylight Project, a community-led and industry-supported open source platform to advance Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced that Compass-EOS, Intracom Telecom and Transmode have joined the project to advance open SDN and NFV by collaborating to build a common framework for network programmability. Company membership in OpenDaylight now totals 45 with over 250 developers participating in the open source community.

Just weeks after the release of OpenDaylight Helium, the addition of these new members underscores the demand for an open SDN platform among wireless service providers and carriers. With protocols, applications and technologies that enable a greater level of innovation and interoperability in the network, the OpenDaylight platform can now be found in more than a dozen vendor solutions.

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Compass-EOS is a next generation networking company. Its photonic backplane technology is the world's first commercial silicon for inter-chip optical interconnect and open programmable SDN Forwarding Plane power ultra-bandwidth dense networking devices that bring networking into the age of modularity and virtualization. Its family of routers and SDN Forwarding Planes is a new breed of scale-out networking devices, enabling SDN-based, simplified architectures in service provider networks.

"SDN unleashes innovation at the speed of life, as it allows operators to deploy new services in software release cycle time. We understand the power of open and collaborative development of a common platform that will allow us to provide customers with next generation solutions more quickly," said Matt Bross, Chairman and CEO, Compass-EOS. "We look forward to contributing code and lending our expertise for data center and network-wide SDN and NFV applications in the OpenDaylight community."

Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for over 35 years. The company invests significantly in R&D developing cutting-edge products and integrated solutions. Intracom Telecom offers a competitive portfolio of revenue-generating telco software solutions and a complete range of ICT services, focusing on big data analytics, converged networking and cloud computing for operators and private, public and government clouds. Moreover, the company innovates in the area of wireless access and transmission, having successfully deployed its packet radio systems worldwide. Over 100 customers in more than 70 countries choose Intracom Telecom for its state-of-the-art technology. More at: www.intracom-telecom.com.

"We've invested and still invest heavily in R&D in the areas of telco software and wireless technologies, building a strong understanding of today's customers needs," said Sotiris Bithas, Telco Software Marketing Director at Intracom Telecom. "We're excited to share our perspective and expertise in the areas of network virtualization and specifically address the hot subject of network performance boosting. Joining the OpenDaylight community is a natural fit for us."

Transmode is a global provider of packet-optical networking solutions that enable fixed line and mobile network operators to cost effectively address the capacity needs created by the rapid growth in video and data traffic. These solutions are important building blocks in next-generation high-speed optical networks that support services such as broadband backhaul, mobile data backhaul, video delivery services and cloud computing. Transmode is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

"We look forward to contributing to the OpenDaylight Project. We firmly believe that SDN and NFV have the potential to make a significant change to the telecom industry over time," said Sten Nordell, Transmode's CTO. "By joining the OpenDaylight Project, we're able to take an active part in shaping the future of networking and better provide for our customers."

"The power of open source in networking is already being realized. We're seeing more users going beyond tire-kicking of SDN to actual testing of OpenDaylight in-house or through existing commercial products," said Neela Jacques, executive director for OpenDaylight. "The OpenDaylight community has helped accelerate the adoption of SDN through a collaborative, code-first mindset. We're excited to welcome like-minded members and look forward to their contributions."

About the OpenDaylight Project
The OpenDaylight Project is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate 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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