Ceragon Networks has joined the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a nonprofit organization, recognized throughout the networking industry for its dedication to improving worldwide software-defined networking (SDN) standards and solutions that are transforming networking technology. Ceragon is the first wireless backhaul specialist to become a member of ONF. The company will bring its unique expertise to the network transport working group on new standards, frameworks and architectures.
According to Ira Palti, Ceragon Network’s president and CEO, by becoming part of ONF, Ceragon will continue to have an active role in the ongoing development of new industry standards. “As SDN is embraced by more and more leading operators and system vendors around the world, it’s fundamentally shifting the industry’s approach to networking technology,” he said in a company statement.
“Defining the network behavior in software is a trend that’s being incorporated by organizations on a global scale, and open networking enables faster innovation in this marketplace,” said Dan Pitt, executive director, open networking foundation, in a news release. “We’re always excited to welcome new members that can help bring OpenFlow efficiencies into wireless backhaul networks and build the next generation of advanced networking capabilities.”