Windstream Hldgs Rg (NASDAQ:WIN), one of the top companies in the provision advanced network communications has made the much awaited announcement. It had some time back expressed its interest in joining the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project. It has succeeded in this and most of the interested parties are closely watching to see how that will impact the high end provider.

The move by the company is a clear indication that it will no longer remain dedicated to forming alliances with peers in the open source world. Withdrawing its support will negatively impact innovation within the communications industry according to Globenewswire.

Over the years, Windstream has continued to offer proper leadership in the SDN realm. The recent announcement regarding the Software Defined Network Orchestrated Waves (SDNow) was seen by many as a major step forward by the provider.

The senior vice president of application development for Windstream, Mark Wyman while addressing a press conference said, “Partnering with ONAP brings about groundbreaking collaborative possibilities for Windstream as we work with other organization members and the Linux Foundation to share best-in-class technologies and resources. This initiative is spurring necessary transformation from traditional telecom networks, as we embrace an open source approach and lay the foundation to morph into software-centric networks.”

The ONAP Project enjoys great support from industry-leading service providers and top end network providers from around the globe. This support has versed the provider with all it needs towards helping the various software, IT, network, and cloud providers and developers to move pretty fast towards creating new services fast.

Windstream’s participation in ONAP as a matter of fact means a lot of good things for the various customers. The top notch company is quickly embracing virtualization and cloud-based technologies. One of the top executives working with the provider spoke to a number of journalists recently. He said that they were confident that the recent developments were going to help them provide their wide customer base with affordable and efficient next-generation services.

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