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Accenture Upgrades Linux Foundation Membership, Expands ONAP Work

January 21, 2019 / Ali Longwell

Accenture upgraded its Linux Foundation membership to expand on its work with the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). Accenture is building a comprehensive ONAP-as-a-service that it can bring to market. Accenture joined ONAP in 2017.ONAP’s platform provides real-time policy driven automation and orchestration of both physical and virtual network functions. This allows for developers as well as software, network, IT, and cloud providers to automate new services and support lifecycle management. The project issued its third code release in December, deemed Casablanca. The release introduced two new blueprints for the platform: a cross-carrier blueprint and a 5G blueprint.