Criterion Network Labs is a vendor neutral independent network interoperability test facility. The lab offers certifications, independent testing, interoperability and benchmarking programs for validation of products and solutions in SDN, NFV, Cloud and M2M domains. CNLabs is an independent division of Criterion Networks, a network transformation and solution integration partner offering cloud integrated multi-vendor SDN/NFV solutions to Network Operators and Large Enterprises

  • Our primary lab is located in ITPL, Bangalore, India with a second test facility in Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • CNLabs is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditated by the National Board of Accreditation for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) in the field of Electronics. The global accreditation provides assurance to our customers on the competency of the personnel, quality process and test results from the laboratory
  • Our lab programs for legacy and SDN network products include product certification programs from the IPv6 Forum and Open Networking Foundation
  • The lab is led and staffed by industry veterans and backed by strong academic / industry relationships


  • Criterion Network Labs is the the only ONF approved SDN laboratory in India and first SDN lab globally to be accredited with scope as Open Flow Conformance
  • We are a member of the Test Leadership Council (TLC) that helps develop new SDN test programs at Open Networking Foundation
  • CNLabs participates, supports and drives efforts in several community projects that drive SDN adoption like the Open Source SDN project – Atrium  and CORD from Linux Foundation
  • Kumar Jayaprakash, CTO – Criterion Networks leads the SDN Interoperability charter at the ONF
  • CNLabs leads the annual Open SDN event, Open Tech India which helps build the local SDN/NFV community and ecosystem in India


We support projects and initiatives in many industry forums and communities like ONF, IPv6 Forum, OpenDaylight, ONOS, OpenStack and OPNFV that help accelerate adoption of next generation network technologies. The community initiatives along with along with feedback from end customers keep our lab programs in-line with technology innovations and industry needs.