By Caroline Gabriel
AT&T has led the charge in contributing inhouse developments to open source processes, in a bid to accelerate adoption of new software-driven network technologies, and increase its own influence over the whole ecosystem. But it is not the only carrier to take this approach. A smaller US player, CenturyLink, told the recent Open Networking Summit that it is planning to donate part of its NFVi orchestration process to the open source community. Adam Dunstan, VP of SDN/NFV engineering at CenturyLink, said that his team has extracted the Service Logic Interpreter from a module of the ONAP (Open Network Automation Protocol) platform.