Empirix, Inc. today announced its membership in the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI), an international organization that produces globally-applicable standards for information and communications technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, broadcast and Internet technologies.
As an active member of ETSI, Empirix also joined its Open Source Management and Orchestration (MANO) community, commonly known as OSM. This community project is designed to jointly innovate, create and deliver a MANO stack closely aligned with the ETSI NFV working group. OSM is currently the only initiative recognized by the International Standards Organization for its work in defining the critical domain of network and service orchestration in NFV.
“We’re very proud to be part of ETSI’s OSM program,” shared Angelo Baccarani, Product Manager for NFV Service Assurance solutions at Empirix. “The lack of standardization in the MANO area has delayed the full introduction of NFV concepts by service providers. Alignment with this community will ensure that Empirix can develop and deliver solutions for service assurance that are truly open and interoperable in a multi-vendor NFV infrastructure.”
With the addition of Empirix, OSM now includes 40 members and 42 participant companies. Membership in this community will allow Empirix to follow and contribute to the evolution of international standards in innovative areas such as NFV, SDN, 5G and IoT while providing best-in-class service assurance solutions aligned with the market.