Broadband Forum, ON.Lab collaborate on CORD

Broadband Forum has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Open Networking Laboratory (ON.Lab), with the aim of accelerating the development of future broadband requirements and standards in close collaboration with open source projects, the company said.

The MOU also aims to accelerate production deployment of new services, enabling its stakeholders to realize business benefits of emerging technologies such as SDN, NFV and Cloud, the company said.

The signing of the agreement formalizes and extends the collaboration between Broadband Forum and ON.Lab, which began during the build-up to the Forum´s meeting on broadband network evolution in Atlanta. The terms of the MOU will enable the CORDTM Project community to understand the requirements of next-generation broadband services at the Forum and demonstrate how these can be met with the CORD platform.

Broadband Forum, a non-profit industry organization, is focused on engineering broadband networks for global networks.

Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) is a non-profit organization founded by SDN inventors and leaders from Stanford University and UC Berkeley to foster open source communities for developing tools and platforms to realize the full potential of SDN, NFV and cloud technologies.