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Verizon Joins ONOS

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MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Verizon has joined the ONOS project, the open source SDN Network Operating System (ONOS) for service providers and mission-critical networks and a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. The ONOS partnership welcomes the addition of one of the largest U.S. communications service providers to its community of service providers, vendors and collaborative partners. Verizon joins other leading service provider partners in ONOS' mission to accelerate adoption of open source SDN and NFV solutions.

As part of ONOS, Verizon has committed to collaborating with other service and solutions providers to drive innovative ONOS and ONOS-based solutions and requirements to solve the challenges of developing scalable, high-available SDN architectures.

"Verizon recognizes the potential of ONOS as an open source SDN platform and the service provider solutions it enables, as well as the promise it holds to transform the networking industry," said Brian Higgins, Vice President of Network Planning at Verizon. "By joining the partnership, we hope to advance open source SDN and NFV solutions based on ONOS and to help shape the future of this ecosystem."

ON.Lab and ONOS' community including leading global service providers, such as AT&T, China Unicom, NTT Communications, SK Telecom and vendor partners, welcome Verizon and are delighted to have the company's contribution to the ONOS initiative.

"Verizon's participation, along with other service providers, strengthens the ONOS partnership and the ecosystem," said Guru Parulkar, Executive Director and Board Member at ON.Lab's ONOS project. "Verizon brings value to the ONOS partnership in terms of new requirements, possible use cases and insights that will shape ONOS today and in the future. We look forward to working with Verizon on the solutions that include CORD, M-CORD and packet-optical convergence."

ONOS is a carrier-grade SDN network operating system architected to provide high availability, scalability, performance, and rich northbound and southbound abstractions. The ONOS project recently joined the Linux Foundation as a Collaborative Project and its community works to provide best-in-class open source SDN platforms and NFV tools that accelerate production deployments and use cases. By listening closely to service providers, ONOS will be able to rapidly develop the apps and use cases carriers want, working through proofs of concept, lab trials and market trials to full production deployments using feedback and input from the entire ONOS community.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

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