Friday, September 22, 2017

Network Transformation - The Global Network Technology Conference (GNTC) will be held from November 28 in Beijing


The Global Network Technology Conference (GNTC) which is themed as "New Technology, New Architecture and New Network", will be opened at The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing from November 28-30th, 2017 (www.theGNTC.com). Last year, over 2,000 attendees in the network communications industry participated in the unprecedented GNTC. This year, BII-CFIEC as the organizer will add a multiple of summits and hot workshops and invite more global top technical experts to the scene where in the 3-day meeting they will share their views on the most pure technical trends, showcase the latest and most complete networking technologies and applications, and discuss global network reconstruction with onsite industry elites.



As the largest network technology event in China, it will set up 2 main sessions, 13 roundtable forum, 8 technical summits (SDN, NFV, IPv6, 5G, NB-IoT, network security, cloud and data center, edge network and edge computing) and a number of workshops (P4, third class network, CORD, ONAP, etc.), covering all the hot spots of the new generation of network technologies, and all-round presenting the latest development of the industry and technology. By providing a platform for the parties to communicate and exchange, it is dedicated to promoting win-win cooperation and the process of network reconstruction.

Through more than 40 years, the network has become an important infrastructure for human society, becoming a core force to promote economic development and enhance the human society to move forward. With the launches of "Internet +" and "broadband China" and other national Initiatives, and with the rapid development of network technologies and the increasing user demands, the information and communications industry is facing both new opportunities and challenges, and openness, innovation and integration have become an important trend. The traditional network architecture and operating system have become more and more difficult to adapt to the new requirements of the Internet business. As new generation of network technology revolution followed suit to spring up, network transformation has become a trend inevitable. In the future, IPv6 will provide a wider range of address resources; SDN / NFV will provide network flexibility and intelligence; 5G will bring a wider bandwidth and mobility; NB-IoT will make better access of the Internet of Things; clouding trend is unstoppable, and the integration of Edge network and edge computing and other network technologies will plug wings for the Internet to develop...

As a key force to push reconstruction of the network architecture, operators at home and abroad invariably put focus on the key issue of network reconstruction, and have developed a transformation strategy, hoping to occupy a favorable position in the future network development industry by judging both from the views of own development or service provision. China Mobile released its "Big Connection" development strategy for the next decade; China Unicom released the new generation of network architecture CUBE-Net 2.0; China Telecom released the white paper of CTNet2025 network architecture, all stressing that the network transformation is the only way for operators to develop. Internationally, the United States’ Verizon and AT&T, Japan’s NTT, and British Telecom and other mainstream operators also announced a number of network reconstruction plans and strategies, and have stressed the need to use SDN and NFV technologies to build a new generation of network architecture, and has achieved preliminary results. Among them, AT&T has first released Domain 2.0 plan to promote forward the network transitioning to SDN / NFV-based new architecture, and to start cooperating cloud services with IBM. Verizon has made a lot of attempts in cloud system integration, and introduced cloud computing services. They combine the cloud architecture with the transformation strategy, bring together more quality resources, respond timely to the changes in the entire communications and computer industry, and set a good example for the industry as a whole. From which we can also foresee great changes would occur in the future network.

From another point of view, major manufacturers and application clients are both the forces to support network reconstruction and direct beneficiaries, and had early begun to focus on basic technologies of SDN / NFV, IPv6, NB-IoT, cloud data center, edge network and edge computing and other new structural network. In the future, operators and manufacturers and users will shift from the current simple sales model to the model of integrated innovation and joint development that will produce a profound impact on the entire communications industry chain

In this context, this GNTC conference will invite experts from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, network technology pioneers of countries, and selected experts of the Internet Hall of Fame to deliver speeches on the trends of world network technology development. In addition, the conference will collaborate with experts and contributors from Linux Foundation, ONF, MEF, APNIC, IPv6 Forum, OPNFV, ONAP, 3GPP and other communities to communicate with the audience on the latest technological achievements. At the same time, we will also invite representatives of well-known global operators, major manufacturers and application units to gather in Beijing to commit to the shared mission.


Showcasing advanced technologies and discussing with industrial elites, the Global Network Technology Conference (GNTC) 2017 will invite visitors to join us in a new era of "new technology, new architecture, and new network". The organizing committee looks forward to your participation.

Monday, September 11, 2017

CE Router Certification Opens Up the Last Mile to IPv6 Fixed Line

With reference to IPv6, probably most end users might not have any sense of it. The mainstream parlance in the industry is that network carriers and content and service providers stick to their own arguments. Carriers believe owing to the lack of IPv6 content and service, the demand for IPv6 from the users is very small. The content and service providers hold that users cannot have access to content and service through IPv6 and that why they should provide the service in this background.

Dr. Song Linjian of CFIEC stated in the article China, towards fully-connected IPv6 networks that Chicken and Egg paradox between IPv6 networks and content is just temporary and that it surely exists but not the key reason. China has already prepared itself. When the last mile problem is solved, the users will fully explode. Long ago, every telecom carrier started to strictly implement the network device procurement requirements that network devices must support IPv6 such as the IPv6 Ready Logo testing and certificating which can satisfy this requirement. However, the CE (home gateways and wireless routers, etc.) purchased by users themselves mostly do not support IPv6, which caused the last mile problem.

 “When IPv6 is still burgeoning, it is hard to require the vendors and users to have the devices with IPv6-enabled and IPv6-certified. The enterprises produce mature CE Routers Customer Edge Router, home gateway routersthat support IPv6 do not launch their products to the Chinese market in that customers do not have demand for IPv6. This has become the narrowest bottleneck that hinders the development of IPv6 fixed line users.” said the Director of the BII-SDNCTC Li Zhen with reference to the fixed line IPv6 development.

In the upcoming era of IoT, more and more devices need to be connected, and the home gateway CE routers, as the switch center of home network information and data, needs full support for IPv6. From another perspective, it can also be seen that the home gateways have won enough attention to IPv6. On March 19th 2014, international IPv6 organization IPv6 Forum and IPv6 Ready Logo committee officially announced the initiation of the IPv6 Ready CE Router Logo conformance and interoperability testing and certificating program, which marks the full support from brand-new CE Router certificating program of next generation Ipv6 deployment and commercialization. According to the statistics from IPv6 Forum, at present, there are 3000 network devices that passed the Ipv6 Ready certification. The rate of supporting IPv6 is very high. But when it comes to the home gateway CE devices, the next CE scaling testing program CE Router under the framework of IPv6 Ready Logo, only 17 devices from US Netgear, ZTE, Broadcom, etc. have passed IPv6 Ready Logo certification. As the key to access to the last mile of IPv6 in the households, the Chinese market for routing devices bears great potential. The CE Router certified devices will have stronger competitive edge to take hold of vantage ground in the next generation network deployment and commercialization.


According to the Global IPv6 Testing Center, the devices to be certified by CE Router Logo are the smart home gateways, such as the home routers, wireless routers, GPON&EPON end devices, etc. The testing content covers the core protocols (Phase-2 enhanced certificating), all the tests in DHCPv6 and RFC084. Compared to other certifications (Core, DHCPv6, Ipsecv6, SNMPv6), the certification is highly targeted at devices and much stricter. In the future, more CE routers will be certified by IPv6 and the seamless deployment of home IPv6 will be gradually realized to solve the last mile problem of the access to IPv6 by carriers. This will have far-reaching influence on the transition of the users to IPv6. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

SDN/NFV Solutions Custom Testing Served by BII-SDNCTC





BII-SDNCTC officially launched its SDN/NFV solution custom testing service. As one of the key links through the industrial chain and innovation chain, the third party neutral testing and certificating is of critical importance to establishing a consummate industrial ecosystem. The inception of the SDN/NFV solution certificating program not only can test all-in solutions to boost the implementation efficiency, but also can objectively and comprehensively demonstrate the capability of commercial deployment to the industry.

SDN/NFV has been around for over ten years, and recently the cases of application keep emerging, with fast development of technology and industry. With the SDN/NFV technology as the core, the network restructuring has become the zeitgeist of the network infrastructure upgrading. Network software orientation, virtualization, smart orientation and openness will soon truly arrive. At present, SDN/NFV technology has entered the practical development phase, but it still suffer discrepant standards, immaturity of the plans for network upgrading, deficiency of operational maintenance, etc. In front of the various and cropping-up SDN/NFV scenario-based solutions, the third party neutral lab testing and certificating appear to be important.

The SDN/NFV solutions certificating program launched this time on the one hand satisfies the urgent need from the enterprises for testing, and on the other hand, provides reliable evidence from a third party to the procurement party. Through relevant testing, SDN/NFV application and industrialization in current networks have been accelerated and the capability and level of service for the network infrastructure have been improved.

At the 2017 Global SDNFV Conference, the SDNCTC issued the testing reports respectively for the H3C ADDC 2.0 Solution, the Ruijie DC-Cloud Solution and the VCMY SD-WAN Solution. On the basis of previously testing the functionality, usability and over ten other features, the features and capability for deployment of the test products have been successfully demonstrated.

Director of SDNCTC, Li Zhen says: “It is our consistent testing principle to stay neutral, just, strict and efficient. In the future, we will provide comprehensive testing and certificating service to more carriers and enterprises, build good platforms for testing and certificating and actively boost the customized solutions to better serve the need of the customers.

As a third party neutral SDN/NFV technology testing and innovating platform, the SDNCTC complies with the ISO/IEC17025 management system and passed the CNAS certification. It is dedicated to the research and development, testing and certificating and deployment and promotion of SDN/NFV technology. It provides service of neutral testing and certificating to the whole world.

The SDNCTC has accumulated a lot of experience through the cooperation with open source and standardization organizations, including ONF, ETSI, IETF and OPNFV over the years. In addition, the testing center holds annually plugfest to help users accelerate the product maturity. SDNCTC provides independent, objective and authoritative third party testing and consulting service to ICT users and vendors. The reports issued by the center has been widely recognized in the community of SDN/NFV, which can help enterprises make educated technical decision and enhance the confidence in sales.

For more information on SND/NFV certificating program, please visit the official website of the SDNCTC www.sdnctc.com.

Monday, July 18, 2016

ONOS Performance Test Report Issued by Global SDN Certified Testing Center


Software Defined Network (SDN), with its great advantage of isolating data plane from control plane, has become a focus in recent years, but more and more companies and operators find in practice that, the performance status of SDN control plane becomes a key constraining SDN commercial deployment and applications. Recently, BII - Global SDN Certified Testing Center (SDNCTC, www.sdnctc.com/en), after releasing RYU Controller Performance Test Report, OpenDaylight Controller Performance Test Report, again released ONOS Controller Performance Test Report, it tested a number of performance indicators of the mainstream open source controller ONOS and the test results are subject to rendering visualization in the report.


This test is carried out specifically for ONOS (standalone mode and cluster mode) southbound OpenFlow performance, including control channel capacity test, topology discovery time test, PACKET OUT rate test, FLOW MOD sending rate test, end-to-end link establishment time test and role election time test. Standalone mode means to test one ONOS controller, while cluster mode means to test multiple ONOS controllers.

It is found during testing that, regarding the ONOS FLOW MOD sending rate test, the performance gap between standalone mode and cluster mode is very obvious; In addition, there will be obvious performance reduction when a large number of switches coupled with topology discovery time under complex network topology and end-to-end link establishment time, detailed test data can be found in the original report. With clear and detailed data and charts, the entire "ONOS Controller Performance Test Report" shows the complete test results in a scientific and comprehensive manner, providing reliable data support for SDN network performance assessment testing and commercial deployment for users.

Supported by OFsuite_Performance test tool, which is one of OFsuite series test tools independently developed by BII-SDNCTC and intended for performance test of OpenFlow controller. It can simulate different network topologies and all OpenFlow events and effectively balance the controller’s handling capacity of OpenFlow messages. This test automatically generates data graph and performance test report.


Up to now, BII - SDNCTC has completed testing of RYU, OpenDaylight, ONOS and other mainstream open source controllers and issued corresponding test reports, the director of SDNCTC Li Zhen said in an interview: "In the previous SDNFV Fest testing activity, we found that there are significant differences between performance test results of controllers provided by different vendors, the Global SDN Certified Testing Center has begun to provide performance testing services for commercial-grade controllers, to meet more customized testing requirements, assist applying enterprises to improve controller performance, break through technology bottlenecks, promote in-depth SDN commercial deployment. "

Please click http://www.sdnctc.com/public/download/ONOS_E.pdf for full report. Acquiring more SDN controller test reports, please visit www.sdnctc.com


Friday, June 24, 2016

Open IPv6 Test Environment, 6Plat Assist APP Submission to Apple Store

BII launched the IPv6 application experimental platform (6 Plat, website: 6plat.org). 6Plat can help mobile developers to build IPv6 App test environment, to solve the problem of the application version does not support the IPv6 network environment, which is free of charge for individual users.

Details: http://www.biigroup.com/news/s/?935.html

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Liu Dong: Openness+ Open Source Will Stir a New Wave of SDNFV Innovation



In June 2016, Liu Dong, chair of the Global SDNFV Tech Conference, IEEE-SA BOD member and president & CEO of BII Group said in an interview that the emergence of SDN and network virtualization has ushered in a new era of infrastructure meaning service for the whole industry. The barriers of different datacenters are no longer tight and tough and network channels are more flexible, and that openness and open source standardization will surely lower the threshold of accession into the market, to galvanize a new wave of application service innovation.

Liu Dong IEEE-SA BOD member and President & CEO of BII addresses the 2016 Global SDNFV Tech Conference

On the potential development in the sector of SDNFV, Liu Dong says that over recent years, networks are becoming increasingly complex and larger, against which background, SDN/NFV will make networks run better. On one hand, it can reduce costs, and on the other, it can boost performance and security. Four years ago when SDN was first introduced at the first Global SDN tech conference, people were talking about what SDN was, what the other countries do, how we should be part of it……The second and third conferences had already seen many matured products from many vendors, and the important thing for the matured products is to keep the interoperability and consistency between the products. At that time we established a test and certificating lab: Global SDN Certified Testing Center (SDNCTC) hosted a SDN PlugFest. Last year, we had Huwei, ZTE, H3C, etc. included in the ten devices that have passed testing and certificating. The products are not only sold in China, but beyond, with wide application. This year, the Conference had more than 1500 attendees, where SDNFV organizations and entities gathered to share their application cases. SDN and NFV entered critical phase of commercial deployment and the major carriers, cloud datacenters and Internet companies are now in the process of SDN and NFV analysis and deployment to provide better and more flexible service of high quality over lower cost.

On the innovation of SDNFV in China, Liu Dong said that network has no boundary with tech and standards hand in hand. Chinese enterprises should not rest comfortably on its independent innovation, but throw themselves into the world, engage themselves in various international organizations and guide the relevant tech trends. In modern networks, openness and open source have become the mainstream, engineers beyond count make contribution to their own fields without spotlight on them, but the vanguards will surely take the lead in each of their moves. In an organization like ONF, over ten Chinese enterprises actively take part in standardization, whose output tech and standards not only are applied at home but also well received across the world, which bellwethers the global development.

Future network is a definable network that can integrate software and hardware. No matter it is SDN or NFV, it is an important part of future network, which will no doubt ooze its glory in high speed broadband, 5G, IoT, etc. Liu Dong said in the end that conventional infrastructures are now on a fast track of revolutions. SDN/NFV will enter a golden era, and he hoped that those in the industry can share the same goal and devote concerted efforts to establish a more secure and more reliable future network with era-leading performance to benefit mankind.

SDNFV Global Tech Conference held in Beijing - Technical Landing, Commercial Deployment in Full Swing


June 1 - 2, 2016, with the support of China SDN Commission, ONF, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, ONOS, grand opening of "2016 SDNFV Global Tech Conference" co-sponsored by Jiangsu Future Networks Innovation Institute (FNII) and BII Group was held in Presidential hotel in Beijing. The conference brought together leading experts from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ONF, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, ONOS, Linux Foundation and other authoritative organizations, and representatives of scientific research from domestic and overseas research operators, cloud data center, Internet companies and other application units, as well as nearly 50 guests from major equipment manufacturers and nearly a thousand spectators, discussion on SDN / NFV practice and deployment was carried out, and through a variety of show forms, displayed the latest deployment status and development direction of SDN / NFV technology in professional, three-dimensional, vivid manner, boosted its further in-depth development.



Although SDN and NFV are different in the technical concept, they have strong complementarity, SDN can bring more flexibility to the network, and NFV can better adapt to the virtual environment, saving a lot of hardware costs. SDN and NFV can work together to provide the best solutions, and mutual integration of the two kinds of solutions and concepts is bound to form larger value. With SDN / NFV technology truly develop toward commercial deployment, focus of the conference also focused on technology practice and deployment, executive director of the China Institute of Communications Zhao Huiling stressed in her speech that, in 2016- 2019, SDN / NFV will enter the development stage, including AT & T's Domain 2.0, Vodafone, China Telecom joined hands with ONF and a number of operators to launch project landing.


Another highlight of the conference is to bring together top experts from ONF, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, ONOS, Linux Foundation, five major industry authoritative organizations, including ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt, OpneDaylight TSC Chair Colin Dixon, the Vice President of Network Strategy in Linux Foundation Marc Cohn, OPNFV BOD member Deng Hui, ONOS Ambassador Mr. David Lenrow etc., have delivered speeches at the conference. At the meeting, Dan Pitt mentioned that open source and standards play a decisive role in network innovation, after years of development, SDN has also produced many fruitful results. “OpenDaylight is honored to be participating in the Global SDN Technology Conference,” said Neela Jacques, executive director, OpenDaylight. “The growth of SDN and NFV, as well as open source in general, in the Chinese market is extraordinary. There rate at which bold innovation, initiative and leadership is emerging in the region is inspiring and OpenDaylight is pleased to be part of the community and collaborate with leading industry experts during this event."


Different from the previous conferences, this year, more and more enterprises join in the industry, the whole industry chain becomes even stronger. On the conference, Huawei, Ixia, Brocade, Fiberhome, Mellanox, Taiwan SDN / NFV Industry Alliance, Spirent, VCMY, Spruce Network, IPinfusion, Ruiiie, Sonus, Daho and other manufacturers participated in the show, and many manufacturers brought a lot of impressive equipment and new technology solutions. In addition to keynote speeches, the conference also particularly set up round-table talk, white papers release, SDNFV Fest workshop, and some special sessions about SDN controller, test solutions and academic innovation, focusing on the application deployment of SDN / NFV technology, from each key point of the industry chain, carried out multi-dimensional display and interpretation.


Of which, it is worth noting that, two weeks before the conference opening (May 16 - 20), "2016 Spring SDNFV Fest" test activity was also held, nearly 30 engineers from 14 companies participated in the test activity. In the field of global SDNFV Technical Conference, a comprehensive show of the test attivity was also implemented through SDNFV Fest ShowCase and special testing activities, a number of manufacturer representatives from Ixia, H3C, Ruijie Networks and VCMY conducted live demonstration of their related solutions, they highly restored the test site, to build a best platform for the audience to experience SDN / NFV testing at zero distance.


Just as Chairman of the Conference, BII President Liu Dong said: in 2016, SDN and NFV will enter a critical period of commercial deployment, nearly all major global carriers, cloud data centers, Internet companies are conducting research and deployment of SDN and NFV, major international organizations are also promoting the development of relevant standards and technologies, SDN / NFV will usher in a golden age. As an important part of future network, both SDN and NFV are bound to shine in a number of fields, such as high-speed broadband, 5G and Internet of things. Under common efforts by the whole industry chain, we will work together to build a more secure and reliable future network with advanced network performance, so as to benefit mankind.