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Open Source NFV Project to Host Second OPNFV Summit

By February 3, 2016November 28th, 2016Announcements

OPNFV Summit brings together service providers, networking industry and open source communities to advance open source NFV

SAN FRANCISCO, February 3, 2016 – The OPNFV Project, a community-led, industry supported open source platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced that registration and the call for speaking proposals for the second-annual OPNFV Summit is now open. The Summit brings together the communities, developers, and companies in the networking industry that are working together to accelerate NFV deployments. Hosted by the Linux Foundation, the OPNFV Summit  will take place in Berlin, Germany, June 20-23, 2016.

Serving as the premier venue for the industry to collaborate with peers on actualizing NFV, OPNFV Summit includes keynotes, technical sessions and hands-on design workshops hosted by industry leaders. Topics range from OPNFV use cases, best practices on working with upstream projects, performance and security, working with standards bodies, and much more. The inaugural OPNFV Summit held in Burlingame, Calif. November 2015 hosted more than 700 attendees from across the industry to hear insights and expertise from some of the brightest industry luminaries. Highlights included a “Voice of the End User” keynote panel featuring executives from AT&T, Lucera, Google, Merck and Orange; original technical tracks covering everything from PoCs to security to benchmarking; plus a Design Forum that attracted 275 attendees for tutorials, project sessions and breakouts, and events.

“Just like OPNFV itself, the Summit serves as an integration point for the NFV ecosystem,” said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. “Hands-on education, exploration and engagement with the technology is so important, especially amidst a climate of such rapid innovation. I can’t wait to connect with the community in Berlin, and I encourage anyone interested in the project to join us.”

Speaker proposals are now being accepted for the Summit. The deadline to submit a proposal is Thursday, March 31, 2015.

The Summit also includes a developer Design Summit June 20-21, 2016 where technical content from the OPNFV projects and releases will be presented, discussed, and debated.

Early registration closes February 29, 2016, after which time the conference will increase from $225 to the standard registration price of $325. To register for the OPNFV Summit, please visit:

To view the OPNFV Summit 2016 sponsorship prospectus, please visit:

About the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)

Open Platform for NFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV. It brings together service providers, vendors and users to collaborate in an open forum on advancing the state-of-the-art in NFV. For more information, please visit

OPNFV is Collaborative Project at the Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems.

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Jill Lovato
OPNFV Project