Vodafone, China Mobile and Huawei demo ONAP-based CCVPN

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From left: Fran Heeran, head of cloud and automation at Vodafone Group; Jun-Lan Feng, chief scientist of China Mobile and GM of AI and Intelligent Operation R&D Center; and Bill Ren, VP of Huawei Network Industry and Ecosystem Development. Image credit: Huawei

Vodafone, China Mobile and Huawei have collaborated to demonstrate advanced ONAP orchestration capabilities for cross-operator multilayer VPN services.

Cross-domain, cross-layer VPN (CCVPN) is one of the use cases of the upcoming ONAP Casablanca release in November 2018, which will support cross-operator ONAP orchestration and interoperability with third party SDN controllers and enables cross-domain, cross-layer and cross-operator service creation and assurance.

The demonstration from Vodafone, China Mobile and Huawei includes two ONAP instances, one deployed by Vodafone and one by China Mobile, both of which orchestrate the respective operator underlay OTN networks and overlay SD-WAN networks and peer to each other for cross-operator VPN service delivery.

“ONAP’s CCVPN use case is a great example of collaborative approach in solving real-world challenges,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking and orchestration at The Linux Foundation. “Demands on operators to deliver end-to-end, cross-domain services that can be ported internationally across carriers is greater than ever. CCVPN enables advanced, interoperable orchestration capabilities that meet needs industry-wide.”

“Interoperability between service providers forms the very foundation of our industry. As we transform how we build and operate our services at a global scale, it is critical that the automation and orchestration we introduce in our own networks and services can extend securely beyond our boundaries,” said Fran Heeran, head of cloud and automation at Vodafone Group. “The capabilities we are developing with our partners and the contributions to the ONAP community will allow us to offer next generation networks services to our customers at global scale with speed and agility.”

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