Ericsson is to take a seat on the Open Network Operating System (ONOS) board. ONOS is an open source carrier-grade SDN Network Operating System for service providers and mission critical networks. Anita Frisell, Vice President & Head of Architecture & Technology for Development in Network Analytics & Control, will be Ericsson’s representative on the board.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has today announced that it is taking a seat on the board of ONOS, the collaborative industry project aimed at creating SDN solutions for the service provider community.

Anita Frisell, Vice President and Head of Architecture & Technology for Development in Network Analytics & Control, will be Ericsson’s representative on the board.

Anita Frisell says: “The direct participation of and engagement with major Tier 1 service provider participation in this project will make sure that the use cases that we focus on are in line with their needs, priorities and timelines.”

“Ericsson has been an ONOS partner since the start of the project. The decision to join the board of ONOS and play a leading role in shaping the future of the project reflects Ericsson’s desire to ensure that the industry benefits from the all the collaborative developments in these open source communities.”

Among others, Ericsson is also a member of ON.Lab and a founding member of the OpenDaylight project, an open platform for network programmability.

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About ON.LAB

The Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) is a non-profit organization founded by SDN inventors and leaders from Stanford University and UC Berkeley to foster an open source community for developing tools and platforms 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 and the industry can build real products and solutions. ON.Lab has a team of highly motivated and talented individuals, with expertise and a stellar track record in industry and research institutions. ON.Lab's team is focused on creating high quality open source tools and platforms that benefit and bring true SDN value to the community.

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