Cliff Young, CEO elected by OPNFV membership

El Segundo, January 6th, 2014 – ClearPath Networks, the leader in virtual networking services, announced today that their CEO, Cliff Young, has joined the Board of Directors of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV).  Young was voted to the position by OPNFV silver members.

The Open Platform for NFV project is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform that industry peers are building together to advance the evolution of NFV and ensure consistency, performance and interoperability among multiple open source components.

“As the market embraces NFV technologies, it opens the door for the industry to innovate and adapt their service offerings like never before,” said Cliff Young, CEO, ClearPath Networks. “Worldwide collaboration on a reference platform will allow us to address the industries critical concerns.  I look forward to increasing ClearPath’s involvement in OPNFV as a an active board member”. Some of the leading operators and vendors in the industry including AT&T, NTT Docomo, Sprint, Vodafone, China Mobile, Brocade, Cisco, NEC, and Juniper Networks are working on  project proposals for the first release expected in the first half of 2015.    ClearPath is currently involved in four key projects:  fault remediation (Doctor), resource reservation (Promise), reference testing platform (Oscar), and IPv6.  ClearPath’s OPNFV sponsorship and ongoing project work on requirements & code contributions, underscores  ClearPath’s commitment to OPNFV’s success.

About The Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV)
The Open Platform for NFV project is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source project intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using Network Functions Virtualization. It brings together service providers, vendors and users to collaborate in an open forum on advancing the state-of-the-art in NFV. For more information, please visit: http://www.opnfv.org.

About ClearPath Networks
Founded in 2002, ClearPath Networks is a privately held California based value driven innovator, led by a team of highly experienced telecommunications, software, and information technology professionals.

ClearPath’s Virtual Network Services Platform (VSP) is leveraged by service providers worldwide to deliver a range of virtual network services to theirmobile centric enterprise customers. Today, ClearPath’s team is distributed across North America, Europe and Asia has delivered services to over 3,000 companies in over 60 countries, across every industry vertical.

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