Bulent Kaytaz visited ON.Lab on May 16, 2016 together with Argela team (Savas Tanyeri, Oguz Sunay and Arda Akman), to see the latest developments in the Argela USA-ON.Lab collaboration in person. He met with Dr. Guru Parulkar, the Executive Director of ON.Lab and Consulting Professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University as well as representatives from AT&T, Verizon and SK Telecom.
ON.Lab is a non-profit organization that aims to develop SDN and NFV-based tools and platforms for networks of different sizes and applications. The two major ON.Lab projects are ONOS – Open Network Operating System and CORD – Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter. Argela is actively participating in both projects. The CORD project has various flavors for different markets. In M-CORD, which is pursuing an SDN and NFV based platform for 5G deployment, Argela has partnered with other ON.Lab participants: AT&T, Verizon, SK Telecom, Cavium, and Radisys. Argela is integrating ProgRAN, its programmable RAN architecture to M-CORD in this partnership. The ProgRAN integrated M-CORD will be ready in June 2016 and an Argela, AT&T, Verizon, SK Telecom, Cavium and Radisys joint demo will be presented at the Mobile World Congress China.