|author||William Kurkian <email@example.com>||Thu Mar 07 12:26:28 2019 -0500|
|committer||khenaidoo Nursimulu <firstname.lastname@example.org>||Mon Apr 01 14:36:17 2019 +0000|
VOL-1460 Updated core to use voltha-protos instead of local protos Moved protos to python directory in order to maintain functionaly of containers built there. Added capability to do local builds of protos Added instructions on running dep ensure for getting protos. Updated github.com/golang/protobuf version to v1.3.1 Change-Id: Ia6ef55f07f0d5dcb5b750d7c37b21b71db85bfc4
Voltha aims to provide a layer of abstraction on top of legacy and next generation access network equipment for the purpose of control and management. Its initial focus is on PON (GPON, EPON, NG PON 2), but it aims to go beyond to eventually cover other access technologies (xDSL, Docsis, G.FAST, dedicated Ethernet, fixed wireless).
Key concepts of Voltha:
Control and management in the access network space is a mess. Each access technology brings its own bag of protocols, and on top of that vendors have their own interpretation/extension of the same standards. Compounding the problem is that these vendor- and technology specific differences ooze way up into the centralized OSS systems of the service provider, creating a lot of inefficiencies.
Ideally, all vendor equipment for the same access technology should provide an identical interface for control and management. Moreover, there shall be much higher synergies across technologies. While we wait for vendors to unite, Voltha provides an increment to that direction, by confining the differences to the locality of access and hiding them from the upper layers of the OSS stack.
While we are still at the early phase of development, you can check out the BUILD.md file to see how you can build it, run it, test it, etc.
Contributions, small and large, are welcome. Minor contributions and bug fixes are always welcome in form of pull requests. For larger work, the best is to check in with the existing developers to see where help is most needed and to make sure your solution is compatible with the general philosophy of Voltha.