Welcome to the New IP Agency (NIA)
We're on a Historic Communications Mission - Join Us!
Over the last two years, at the request of our service provider membership, the NIA has expanded its role to cover not only NFV, but also SDN. And we view both of these technologies as underlying enablers of the next great phase of communications: the automation of service provider networks and services - an area in which NIA is investing significant resources in 2017.
To make it easier to understand the NIA's mission, we have created the following six-part manifesto, referred to by the acronym 'STRICT*' for Strategy, Taxonomy, Repository, Interoperability, Community, and Testing.
"The NIA will help us to get a cleaned-up picture of standards and implementations."
-- Axel Clauberg, Vice President of Transport, Aggregation and IP and Fixed Access, Deutsche Telekom --
"NIA will shorten our cycles for the RFPs, the testing, and for seeing who does what, and what works with whom."
-- Nico Fischbach, Director of Strategy, Architecture and Innovation, Colt Technology Services Group --
"BT supports VNF-NFVI interoperability testing by the NIA. We are concerned with the growing diversity of NFVI and specializations that limit the portability of VNFs. This growing diversity leads to increasing operational complexity and costs."
-- Peter J. Willis, Chief Researcher, BT --
"The Cloudification of Network Functions and the change in our production models is probably the biggest transformation ever hitting the Telco industry. In a world build on Open Standards and Open Source, testing and integration remains a major effort - an independent entity like NIA driving this can deliver huge value to us as network operators and our vendors."
-- Axel Clauberg, VP of Transport, Aggregation and IP and Fixed Access, Deutsche Telekom --
JOIN THE TESTING!
NFV Orchestration, Infrastructure and VNF
Click to read the Multi-Vendor Interoperability Showcase 2017
CSP Attitudes Toward Digital Transformation: A Reality Check
Click to download
NFVi - VNF Interoperability Evaluation
Status: Updated December 2016
Click to read test results from 2015
Service Chaining Interoperability Evaluation - Live NFV Interoperability Demo
Status: Completed in May 2016
Click to read the Live NFV Interop Demo Report
To learn how NFVi vendors may participate in the NIA's evaluations, click here.
Voices On Virtualization