first_img Related Previous ArticleDocomo plots aggressive price playNext ArticleSamsung rumoured to chop Galaxy Note series Asia Author Axiata Group cautious on earnings Chris Donkin Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Industry group TM Forum unveiled a project to build a validation platform for interoperable software, a move the organisation believes will ease operator efforts to modernise IT processes and deployment of cloud-native networks.The Open Digital Architecture Component Accelerator Project will be created in partnership with a number of large players including operators Vodafone Group, Orange and Axiata Group, alongside Oracle, Accenture, Global Wavenet, Globetom, SigScale and Whale Cloud.Once complete the system will be used by members of the organisation to validate software components against interoperable open digital architecture standards.Speaking to Mobile World Live, TM Forum chief digital officer John Gillam said: “Natural evolution and M&A have taken their toll on architecture and the default place CSPs find themselves in is having to group the whole stack into a monolith, so every time somebody says they want to change it, it’s a multi-month and multimillion pound exercise.”He added this issue had created demand and momentum around open APIs and produced a need for the project the organisation unveiled today (1 December) to help widen the number of vendors able to supply segments of systems to operators to provide greater choice.In a statement, Vodafone global director of IT strategy and architecture Carlos Valero added the project would help: “understand the best approach to building out cloud native IT”, noting it would also “help shape current and future R&D.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Backcenter_img AxiataOrangeTM ForumVodafone Orange makes secure cloud pact for French market Orange Ventures injects €30M into new fund Tags Home Vodafone, Axiata, Orange back open software project AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore11 01 DEC 2020 last_img