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OPNFV Membership Grows Globally as Community Plans Fourth Developer Plugfest

By September 12, 2017October 2nd, 2017Announcements

OPNFV community furthers research into next-generation networking with addition of Taiwan’s Institute for Information Industry during lead-up to fourth developer plugfest

San Francisco—September 13, 2017—OPNFV, an open source project that facilitates the development and evolution of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) components across various open source ecosystems through integration, deployment, and testing, today announced the Institute for Information Industry (III), an organization dedicated to increasing innovative IT applications while facilitating the development of a knowledge-based economy in Taiwan, has joined the project. III enriches OPNFV’s research capabilities, expanding the community’s research arm even further across the globe, helping the industry prepare for next-generation network technologies.

The newest member joins OPNFV as the community prepares to launch its fifth platform release, OPNFV Euphrates, and solidifies plans for the fourth OPNFV Plugfest. Hosted by Intel, the event takes place December 4-8, 2017 in Hillsboro, Ore., and will focus on interoperability of the OPNFV platform in deployment, network integration, VNF applications, and more. OPNFV Plugfest provides a platform for the community to work with hardware from both open source and commercial vendors and try out various combinations of components. Developers who are both OPNFV members and non-members are welcome to attend. More informationincluding registration detailsis available here:

“III brings a wealth of expertise in research and innovation to the OPNFV community, and we are pleased to welcome them as the newest member,” said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV.  “Concurrently, preparations for our next Plugfest are underway and we expect even greater collaboration among the community following the release of OPNFV Euphrates. We look forward to seeing the community progress as a result of contributions from both III and the upcoming Plugfest.”

About III
Over the past 40 years, III has taken part in planning and promoting public policies related to IT innovation. It has contributed to pioneering research and development across information and communication technology sectors, including applications, training and education, and is a leader in building Taiwan’s national IT infrastructure. Currently, III is focused on helping the government of Taiwan promote and prepare for next-generation  mobile networks, including 5G.

“Joining OPNFV enables us to further accelerate open source NFV in Taiwan. Integration of resources across universities, research institutions, service providers, vendors, and other industries within OPNFV is important, especially as the entire global industry prepares for 5G,” Dr. Ming-Whe. Feng, Vice President and Director General, III. “We’ve already been collaborating closely with Okinawa Open Labs (OOL), another OPNFV member, to implement cross-lab testing and solutions development, including OPNFV Functest. We are eager to deepen our work with the OPNFV community.”

OPNFV will also be taking part in Open Source Networking Days (OSN Days) 9 – 19 October, a series of regional events in Paris, Milan, Stockholm, London, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo, hosted and organized by local members and Open Source Networking user groups, with support from open source networking projects within The Linux Foundation: DPDK,, ONAP, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, PNDA, and others. In addition to technical sessions, tutorials and workshops, attendees will hear from community experts on the state of the industry, collaboration and touch points between projects that make up the open source networking stack, the business opportunities enabled by network transformation. More information is available and registration is open here:

About the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)
Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) facilitates the development and evolution of NFV components across various open source ecosystems. Through system level integration, deployment and testing, OPNFV creates a reference NFV platform to accelerate the transformation of enterprise and service provider networks. 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.