ETSI announced today – 31st May 2022 - their decision of hosting the recently created TeraFlowSDN open-source group. ETSI is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization (ESO). With the participation of more than 950 member organizations worldwide - from industry, operators, academia, research, users and government agencies - ETSI provides a flexible platform to produce ICT standards and a space accessible to all market actors whose expertise and technical input is pooled to produce reliable technical norms for all, including industry, consumers and policy makers.

TeraFlowSDN is currently developing an open-source cloud-native SDN controller for high-capacity IP and optical networks and will help service providers and telecommunication operators to meet the challenges of future networks. The software developed by the TeraFlowSDN group will provide a useful toolbox for agile prototyping and experimentation for several ETSI industry specification groups working on network transformation. TeraFlowSDN current features like Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) framework integration and interoperability with ETSI OSM (Open-Source MANO) have been particularly valued by ETSI. 

TeraFlowSDN will contribute to align common goals, get mutual feedback and accelerate standardization cycles and also aims to gain support and trigger collaboration with existing and future research projects in the 5G PPP and the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU). 

The kick-off meeting of this new group will take place remotely on 20 June 2022. 

Learn more in ETSI press release:

The group can be found here: ETSI Open Source Group for TeraFlowSDN - OSG TFS