Membership Inquiry NEW


The SDN movement, first initiated by the ONF, has led to the disaggregation of networking devices and control software and has facilitated the emergence of a broad range of open source platforms. Now, the industry needs an effort to build solutions out of the various disaggregated components.

The ONF helps member companies navigate this complexity by providing the open source platform that pulls together the building blocks for creating solutions. In addition, the ONF’s Open Innovation Pipeline presents an opportunity for each member company to plug their innovation into specific use cases at any stage of the pipeline and carry their solutions into operator PoCs, trials and deployment into production networks.

With a 200+ member community of operators, vendors and system integrators, the ONF is positioned for success to transform networks into agile platforms for service delivery and streamline network operations by leveraging the DevOps model with cloud, open source and whitebox efficiencies. Join us in this journey to transform networks and be a part of the next wave in the SDN revolution.

Membership Levels

ONF is funded solely through membership dues. Any organization that shares the goals of the ONF may join.

Drive market disruption and influence strategic direction of the organization.
Annual Dues: $500,000 with 2 Developers and 1 Software-defined Standards Professional

Gain visibility into Operator roadmaps and achieve faster product traction.
Annual Dues – $30,000 with 1+Developer and 1 part-time Software-defined Standards Professional.

Innovator start-up company dues are $1000 per year for the first two years following incorporation, $5000 for years 3-4 following incorporation, and on the 5th year regular dues of $30,000 apply.

ONF also welcomes a select group of academic thought leaders to participate as an Innovator free of charge.
To learn more, please visit our Research Associates page.

Gain visibility into Operator use cases and guide open source contributions.
Annual Dues: No financial contribution. 1+ Developer

Participate for Access to Open Source Code and Upstream Contributions.
Annual Dues: None

Membership Levels and Benefits

membership levels

If you would like to become a member, please submit the form below. Once a company is a member of ONF, all employees of that company immediately receive all membership privileges.

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