Zyxel Communications joins the Open Networking Foundation to align with projects focused on broadband transformation

Copenhagen, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zyxel Communications is now a member of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a carrier-led, not-for-profit consortium driving the transformation of access and edge network infrastructure.

Zyxel will join two of the foundation’s ongoing projects: VOLTHA and SEBA. VOLTHA is an open source project creating a hardware abstraction for broadband access equipment. It supports the principle of multi-vendor, disaggregated, “all broadband access to one service” for the central office.

VOLTHA is an access network component from SEBA – a lightweight platform based on a variant of R-CORD. SEBA supports a host of virtualized access technologies at the operator’s network edge, including PON and G.Fast.

Through its NFB membership, Zyxel will help bring cutting-edge white box hardware to other community members and share manufacturing and production expertise, drive community cooperation, and provide hardware solutions and easy-to-deploy software to service providers around the world.

“By bringing Zyxel’s telecommunications experts into the NFB fold, we will be better able to solve problems at the edge. We are ready to get to work,” said Timon Sloane, Vice President, Marketing and Ecosystem at ONF.

“ONF’s work to improve broadband technologies at the edge is essential, now more than ever,” said James Harris, vice president and head of Zyxel Communications EMEA. “It’s an honor to join the foundation and help make these advancements available to developers around the world.”

More information about ONF can be found here: https://opennetworking.org/

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Zyxel Communications has been delivering technological innovations and connecting the world to the Internet for over 30 years. Whether establishing access via fixed or mobile broadband solutions, Zyxel Communications offers a comprehensive and flexible product portfolio that helps service providers stay ahead of the competition.