Welcome!

News Feed Item

GENBAND's Jeremy Fuller Appointed to Chair ETSI's Interfaces and Architectures (IFA) Network Functions Virtualization Working Group

Appointment affirms GENBAND's commitment to leadership in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), open standards and innovation in helping CSPs realize the true benefits of virtualization 

PLANO, Texas, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GENBAND, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, today announced that Jeremy Fuller, Senior Principal of Technology and Global Standards in GENBAND's Office of the CTO, has been appointed to chair the European Telecommunications Standards Institute's (ETSI), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specification Group (ISG), Interfaces and Architectures (IFA) Working Group. ETSI, an independent, non-profit association with more than 800 member companies and organizations from 67 countries, produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, and internet technologies. The IFA Working Group defines and helps evolve the logical functional entities and information models that make up the Management and Orchestration (MANO) aspects of the Network Functions Virtualization ecosystem. The goal of NFV is to help service providers launch new services faster, easier and at a lower cost through the virtualization of core telecommunications network functions.

GENBAND

"As NFV starts to bring about significant change in the industry, I am excited to have the opportunity to lead a working group that is defining new capabilities for Virtual Network Function (VNF) management," said Fuller. "The IFA Working Group focuses on features and functionalities that address real-world issues. These are the features needed by service providers to move NFV from service providers' test labs into multi-vendor commercial deployments."

Fuller added, "I hope to use my many years of experience of commercialization of standards to ensure that the IFA Working Group follows a pragmatic approach to deliver maximum value to the industry without delay."

"ETSI differentiates itself from other regional standards bodies because of its global focus and the fulfillment of its commitment to bring open standards to the industry," said Paul Miller, Chief Technology Officer, Networks for GENBAND. "The high level of participation in ETSI from organizations outside Europe is a true testament to the success of their approach of creating leading-edge standards and the appointment of Jeremy to chair the IFA Group really affirms GENBAND's commitment to NFV and sets us apart as a leader in helping service providers realize the benefits of virtualizing their networks. Jeremy will bring a great deal of passion and leadership to the IFA team."

In addition to the role of leading the technical NFV architecture work, the chair of the IFA Working Group also participates in the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and leaders' discussions, which focus on the coordination of ETSI NFV's technical activities, industry outreach, and development of proposals for the strategic evolution of ETSI NFV ISG. GENBAND has been a participant member of ETSI NFV ISG since 2013 and became a full member of ETSI in 2016.

Working closely with other leading industry NFV vendor and service provider ecosystems including Intel® Network Builders, HPE OpenNFV and Wind River Titanium Ecosystem, GENBAND has quickly established itself as a leader in the Management and Orchestration layer of NFV. GENBAND's Virtual Network Functions (VNF) portfolio includes fully virtualized, high performance communications signaling, control and media management including Session Border ControllerAdvanced Media SoftwareApplications ServerWebRTC GatewayIntelligent Messaging and Call Session Controller solutions.  GENBAND's VNF Manager provides lifecycle management of both GENBAND and third party VNFs, and contains features to enable operators to realize the CAPEX and OPEX benefits of NFV.

About GENBAND
GENBAND is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. Kandy, its award-winning, disruptive real-time communications software development platform, is built from the company's global telecommunications network and security technologies. The platform enables these companies to easily embed a full suite of voice, video, chat, screen-sharing and collaboration capabilities into their existing business, web and mobile applications.  The company's Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND's market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today's consumers and businesses for real-time communications wherever they happen to be. GENBAND's award-winning Marketing Advantage Program offers partners free resources, training and campaigns to fuel their success in implementing GENBAND powered services. To learn more visit genband.com.

GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.

Logo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/324822/genband_Logo.jpg

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"We do one of the best file systems in the world. We learned how to deal with Big Data many years ago and we implemented this knowledge into our software," explained Jakub Ratajczak, Business Development Manager at MooseFS, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), provided an overview of various initiatives to certify the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldwide re...
SYS-CON Events announced today that TechTarget has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechTarget storage websites are the best online information resource for news, tips and expert advice for the storage, backup and disaster recovery markets.
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
"Loom is applying artificial intelligence and machine learning into the entire log analysis process, from start to finish and at the end you will get a human touch,” explained Sabo Taylor Diab, Vice President, Marketing at Loom Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datanami has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datanami is a communication channel dedicated to providing insight, analysis and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in Big Data. The publication sheds light on all cutting-edge technologies including networking, storage and applications, and the...
After more than five years of DevOps, definitions are evolving, boundaries are expanding, ‘unicorns’ are no longer rare, enterprises are on board, and pundits are moving on. Can we now look at an evolution of DevOps? Should we? Is the foundation of DevOps ‘done’, or is there still too much left to do? What is mature, and what is still missing? What does the next 5 years of DevOps look like? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by DevOps Summit Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists loo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that EnterpriseTech has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. EnterpriseTech is a professional resource for news and intelligence covering the migration of high-end technologies into the enterprise and business-IT industry, with a special focus on high-tech solutions in new product development, workload management, increased effi...
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing bes...
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, highlighted the current challenges of these transformative technologies and shared strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” outlined the latest trends and developments i...
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, paneli...