The two companies will align standardization and participation in open forums such as ODCC
and OPNFV, as well as explore possibilities for joint PoCs in areas such as 5G core networks, NFV, and management and orchestration (MANO) with operators and enterprise customers.
Driven by requirements and specifications from main data center technology and solution users in China, such as Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, and other data center solution users, ODCC promotes open data center solutions with significant visibility in the industry.
Through the ODCC membership, OCP platinum membership, and strategic partnership with Quanta, Ericsson will extend its portfolio and introduce electrical server and rack choices in addition to current optical solutions.
Zhang Binghua, ODCC Chairman, vice director of Baidu system department, says: With increasing demands on Cloud services, we have experienced strong interests from the industry on data center infrastructure and solution deployments, in which ODCC plays an instrumental role in China and Global markets.
Hou Zhiqiang, ODCC Vice Chairman, Head of CMCC Cloud and Network Institute, says, China Mobile welcomes Ericsson to join the ODCC community to strengthen the ODCC ecosystem.