OpenDaylight Continues China Momentum with ZTE Upgrade

By March 15, 2017Blog

OpenDaylight Continues China Momentum with ZTE Upgrade

This week we’re excited to announce that ZTE has upgraded its membership to become our first Chinese Platinum member. This investment solidifies ZTE’s commitment to OpenDaylight, open source and SDN/NFV-based networks.

ZTE joined the project in the early stages and has contributed to ODL core projects including MD-SAL and Cluster to help enhance the performance and stability.

China is quickly becoming a hub for open source leadership and innovation, and this investment by ZTE demonstrates the continued growth of OpenDaylight in the region. Other prominent Chinese members include AlibabaBaidu, China Mobile, Huawei and Tencent.

As we saw during our City Tour in December, OpenDaylight is in use in major webscale and carrier networks throughout China. In addition, the government-funded Future Networks Innovation Institute (FNII) is investing heavily in R&D for modern networking over the next 5 years, with open source and SDN expected to play a critical role.

OpenDaylight Interim Director Phil Robb will be speaking at FNII’s 2017 conference in Nanjing in April, and then at the China SDN/NFV conference in Beijing the following week.

Learn more about ZTE’s participation in the press release here.