On Tuesday, Amdocs confirmed to MMW that it will be the integrator for telecommunications companies and cloud developers who want to use AT&T’s ECOMP platform to build their own software-centric network services.
According to a provided announcement, AT&T created and developed ECOMP and recently committed to releasing that code into open source.
“Amdocs will help companies deploy that open source software into their own networks. ECOMP is a vital tool for service providers struggling to meet today’s network demands while preparing for an even greater load in the next few years from applications like virtual reality and augmented reality, 4K video and the Internet of Things,” a provided statement reads.
ECOMP, if you’re not familiar, is a comprehensive software suite spanning the entire NFV service life cycle.
This will enable shorter service introduction times, improved operational efficiencies and agile data-driven service management of NFV and software defined network (SDN) functions and services.
“ECOMP is the engine of our software-centric network. And recently, we revealed our plan to build a global community around ECOMP to help service providers and developers meet the network demands of next-gen technologies,” said Chris Rice, VP of Advanced Technologies and Architecture at AT&T Labs. “Today, we’re excited to share that a few months back Amdocs became an early collaborator on ECOMP and will become an integrator for ECOMP in the industry. We believe ECOMP will set the standard for virtual network (VNF) automation, and Amdocs will support the growth of the platform as more and more service providers begin using it.”