CommsDesign.com: Carrier Grade Linux: What You Need to Know

“While interest is high, acceptance of the Linux operating
system (OS) in telecom equipment designs has been modest, at best.
One of the main reasons for the reluctance is due to the fact that
existing edition of the Linux OS are not optimized to meet the
carrier-grade requirements of modern telecom carriers.

“Now the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) is tackling this
issue head on. Through its Carrier Grade Linux Working Group
(CGLWG), OSDL is drafting a set of requirements that will turn
Linux into a more attractive option for telecom equipment
developers. Let’s take a look at the key efforts under way and the
key aspects of the emerging spec that should concern communication
design engineers…”


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