The MVA – a consortium of consortia

By Paul Tingey

There
is no doubt that open or industry standards now cover a large
proportion of the technology components used in telecoms infrastructure
equipment (as well as other markets). They have been so widely accepted
that hardware, software and silicon manufacturers have organized
themselves into consortia to coordinate their effects and create widely
accepted standards within their technology fields.

In fact, the drive towards standardized components has become so
widespread that these consortia have now created an industry movement
of their own which requires coordination and marketing effort. So whose
job is that?

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