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Open Communications Architecture Forum (OCAF) Focus Group
The Open Communications Architecture Forum (OCAF) Focus Group operates under the parent Study Group 13. The objective of the OCAF Focus Group is to agree on specifications for a set of components for a new carrier grade open platforms that will accelerate deployment of NGN infrastructure and services. The specifications will encourage development of and availability of low cost standardized Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) components to be integrated in the platform.

The OCAF Focus Group was established with the support of the Focus Group Review Committee (FRGC), composed of the leadership of Study Group 13, the Director of TSB and the Chairman of TSAG. This decision was taken following the proposal received from OCAF Founding Members and after the consideration of ITU-T Recommendation A.7, clause 2.1.1.

The OCAF Focus Group work is organized under three Work Groups:
  • the Solution Work Group
  • the Carrier Grade Open Environment (CGOE) Work Group
  • the CGOE component Work Group 
The OCAF Focus Group deliverables will be in the form of Technical Specifications (FGTS), and Technical Reports (FGTR), and may form input to the work of the ITU-T study groups, including processing for approval as ITU-T Recommendations, Supplements, etc., under normal ITU-T procedures.

What is OCAF ?
 Members' Area
The Open Communications Architecture Forum (OCAF) Focus Group consists of industry leaders teaming to build on the theme of accelerating the cost benefits of the adoption of COTS technology through the Carrier Grade Open Environment (CGOE). CGOE roadmap is based on open industry standards for the integration of COTS servers, COTS storage, COTS data and voice communications equipment, carrier grade features of Linux, and COTS middleware to deliver integrated carrier class platforms for next generation network elements such as call controllers, radio network controllers, media gateways, feature servers, etc.
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Mountain View Alliance 

The goal of the Mountain View Alliance is to create a diverse and thriving ecosystem of suppliers of open architecture platforms and components where vendors are focused on adding value.

MVA members include; the Service Availability Forum, the Optical Internetworking Forum, PICMG, the RapidIO Trade Association, OSDL, SCOPE, CP-TA and The Open Communications Architecture Forum (OCAF).

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