OPNFV Project Welcomes New Members Openet, ETRI and UNH-IOL

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The OPNFV Project, a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced that Openet, a supplier of real-time BSS (business support systems) to communication service providers, has joined as a Silver member while the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) have joined as Associate members. Launched just over a year ago, the OPNFV project is supported by a growing group of 55+ member companies committed to advancing a flexible, open source framework for NFV.

“I’m thrilled to kick off the new year by welcoming three new organizations to OPNFV,” said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. “Openet brings a wealth of telecom software development experience to the community, and with research institutions ETRI and UNH-IOL with their expertise in testing and Compliance & Certification also joining, I’m eager to see where this range of perspectives takes the project in 2016.”

ETRI, a non-profit government-funded research institute, has been at the forefront of technological excellence since 1976. Contributions include the development of TDX (Time Division Exchange) and 4M DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory); the commercialization of CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and the Terrestrial DMB, WiBro, and 4G LTE Advanced, which became the foundation of mobile communications. Most recently, as a global ICT leader, ETRI has been advancing communication and convergence by developing SAN (Ship Area Network) technology, Genie Talk (world class portable automatic interpretation; Korean-English/Japanese/Chinese), and automated valet parking technology.