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2021 Broadband World Forum Event Wrap-Up

Nov 2, 2021
Andrea Campanella
Andrea Campanella About the author

ONF was pleased to partner with BBWF for the recent 2021 Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam. ONF’s Andrea Campanella attended in-person along with a number of key individuals from the ONF ecosystem. The event was well attended and enabled face-to-face networking and engaging conversations that have been tough to replicate since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Deutsche Telekom’s Rüdiger Kunze gave a keynote presentation in which he discussed DT’s Access 4.0 (A4) platform strategy, including how ONF’s VOLTHA (Virtualized Open Source Broadband Solution) is being leveraged.


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Keynote by Rüdiger Kunze

Andrea also gave a presentation on how Deutsche Telekom and Türk Telekom are deploying VOLTHA. The talk included an overview of the current VOLTHA architecture, project status, roadmap, and production challenges that have been overcome. Additionally, several ONF partners (ADTRAN, Deutsche Telekom, Netsia, Türk Telekom and Radisys) were able to gather for a panel workshop that focused on how to take open source to production in a broadband network leveraging ONF’s VOLTHA.  

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Great opportunity to catch up in person!

From Left: Rajesh Chundury (Radisys), Francisco De Carvalho (Reply), Andrea Campanella (ONF), Timothy Carey (Nokia)

Looking ahead, the SEBA/VOLTHA community has a number of work items being scoped, resourced, and planned, including:

  • SEBA Reference Design
  • Scale 10x, from the existing 10,240 ONUs in POD to 102,400 ONUs 
  • Expanded Feature Set, with:
    • IPv6, 
    • MPLS, 
    • DPU Support, 
    • LAG 
    • LACP support 
    • Additional operator workflows (e.g. TIM)
    • Combo-PON OLTs with runtime configuration 
  • Automation, CI/CD, DevOps & Test Suite
  • BBF Cloud-CO Alignment
  • SD-BNG

BBWF provided an opportunity for us to begin crafting our 2022 plans, and we’ve started to rally our ecosystem to deliver against these ambitions. We’re looking forward to a very exciting year ahead as SEBA and VOLTHA continue to gain worldwide traction!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Andrea Campanella
Andrea CampanellaMember of Technical Staff
Andrea joined ONF in October 2015 as a Research Scholar Intern. Andrea received a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Communication and is majoring in Computer Science at the Public University of Milan, Italy, with a focus in computer networks and SDN technology. At ONF, Andrea is on the ONOS core development team focusing on southbound architecture, protocol integration and driver subsystems. Andrea is also part of the A-Team: the ambassador program steering team and is active in shaping the ONOS community. In his free time Andrea enjoys photography, hiking, sailing, biking, and playing basketball.