Sigma Systems Joins ETSI Network Functions Specifications (NFV) Industry Virtualization Group
TORONTO, Canada – March 27th , 2015 —Sigma Systems, the pioneer of Idea to Install, today announced that it has joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specifications Group (ISG).
Made up of a large community of experts; the NFV group within ETSI is working intensely to develop the required standards for Network Functions Virtualization as well as sharing their experiences of NFV development and early implementation. The membership of ISG NFV has grown to over 230 individual companies including over 37 of the world’s major service providers as well as representatives from both telecoms and IT vendors.
“Sigma believes that the integration between OSS and the ETSI MANO will be instrumental to the successful deployment of SDN and NFV implementations” said Drew Jordan, Solutions Architect and Sigma member for ETSI “we are pleased to work with the ETSI community to define these specifications.””
Already making an impact the NFV group had published the first batch of specifications in October 2013, after only 10 months of existence. In addition Phase 1 has been successfully completed and all documents were published early January. Phase 2 is well under way and more details about the programme can be found here http://www.etsi.org/technologies-clusters/technologies/nfv
ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 700 member companies and organizations, drawn from 64 countries across five continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.
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Sigma Systems is the pioneer in catalog-driven Idea-to-Install products for communications, media and high tech companies. Sigma Systems helps customers master what’s next and makes it easier for their customers to buy from them. The company’s BSS/OSS product portfolio spans product & service catalog, configure price quote, order management, service provisioning, service inventory, cloud brokerage and device management – all of which can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise. Sigma products manage 100’s of millions of services exceeding $150b of products defined and installed at over 75 customers in 40 countries.