CENX, a global leader in software solutions for the telecom industry, has joined European Telecommunications Standard Institute’s (ETSI) Open Source MANO (OSM) community.

ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association with over 800 member companies and organizations from 67 countries, all who participate directly in its work. ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, aeronautical, broadcast, and internet technologies.

Launched just over one year ago, ETSI now consists of more than 60 member organizations working together to shape NFV networks in the OSM initiative, including network operators such as Bell Mobility, Sprint, and Verizon. OSM is an ETSI-hosted project to develop an Open Source NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) software stack aligned with ETSI NFV. OSM aims to enable an ecosystem of NFV solution vendors to rapidly and cost-effectively deliver solutions to their users. Having an open source project closely aligned with a specification group maximizes innovation, efficiency, and time to market and ensures true reference implementations.

CENX aims to contribute its NFV assurance insight to the OSM community. “We’re very excited to join ETSI’s OSM program,” states Andrew McDonald, SVP of Core Products at CENX. “Working with ETSI will allow us to help service providers to further streamline their VNF onboarding processes. CENX aims to augment the TOSCA template used by ETSI to specify all aspects of the NFV lifecycle, which will ultimately help to provide an enriching customer experience, increase automation levels and reduce integration costs.”

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