Aether™ is ONF’s new Enterprise-5G/LTE-Edge-Cloud-as-a-Service system. Aether provides mobile connectivity and edge cloud services for distributed enterprise networks, all provisioned and managed from a centralized cloud. Based on open source components and optimized for cloud deployments, it is easy to deploy, highly scalable, and designed for rapid new service onboarding in a multi-cloud environment. Aether is a highly flexible system that empowers various business models around private 5G/LTE enterprise networks that may involve, in addition to enterprises, one or more of the following: network operators, public cloud operators, vendors, system integrators, and new market entrants.
The Technical Steering Team is the group of people responsible for the technical direction of the project. As of April 2023, the Aether TST consists of the following members:
First, make sure you are on the voting list. All contributors (code, tests, documentation, leadership) to the Aether project to date are eligible to vote. If you are not on the list but feel you should be, send a note to
Michelle Roth <firstname.lastname@example.org> with your name, email, and reason for being included.
NOTE: these meetings are public and open to anyone to join. They are also recorded and posted to Youtube.
The Aether Contributor Guidelines contain information on contributing to Aether, as well as the list of Aether Core Contributors.
To contribute to Aether, both individuals and companies are required to submit a Contributor License Agreement (CLA).
To test it out you can try out the comac-in-a-box option.
You can try running the comac in a box on a Cloudlab server : https://www.cloudlab.us
We expect all ONF employees, member companies, and participants to abide by our Code of Conduct. If you have any questions or concerns, please notify a member of the ONF team or email email@example.com.