ETSI TeraFlowSDN awarded ‘Upstart of the Year’

December 07, 2022

Sophia Antipolis, 7 December 2022: The ETSI TeraFlowSDN group (ETSI TFS), launched only six months ago, has won the ‘Upstart of the Year’ award at the Layer123 Network Transformation Awards ceremony, held at the prestigious Berkley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London, last night. This award also recognizes the ETSI strategy to provide new software development tools and practices to an evolving standardization ecosystem

The new ETSI group, born from the TeraFlow EU-funded research project and now hosted by ETSI, is developing an open-source cloud native SDN controller for smart transport networks, supporting standardization work at ETSI.

TeraFlowSDN serves as a toolbox for quick prototyping, experimentation and use-case validation allowing other ETSI groups working on future technologies to accelerate and improve the quality of their standards. It is a bridge between ETSI and EU research projects, as the code is adopted and extended by other projects. The ETSI group is also a good vehicle to promote and facilitate adoption of ETSI standards among software development communities and open-source projects.

“This recognition rewards the intense work of the entire TeraFlowSDN community throughout this year. It is an honour and a motivation to receive this award and it encourages us to continue working for a very successful second release and thus help the adoption of transport SDN by operators” says Dr. Ricard Vilalta, CTTC, ETSI TeraFlowSDN Chair.

This award arrives 5 years after the Best Open Source Development Initiative for Network Transformation Award granted to OpenSourceMANO, the first Open Source project launched by ETSI.