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AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

Feb 06, 2017, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Lawson)

Carriers are starting to look more like cloud companies, turning to standard hardware, virtualization and machine learning for rapid development of new services. AT&T helped drive that trend on Wednesday by releasing ECOMP, the operating system of its software-defined network, as open source through the Linux Foundation. Like Linux, ECOMP will become a codebase that many different companies and developers ??? potentially even AT&T's rivals ??? collectively create and define into the future.

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