Thursday, March 8, 2012

OIF Demo: Multi-Vendor, Multi-Carrier Ethernet over OTN

At last week's OFC/NFOEC conference in Los Angeles, the Optical Internetworking Forum showcased a multi-vendor, multi-carrier implementation of High-Speed Dynamic Services.

In a test conducted simultaneously in Europe, Asia and North America, the OIF showed multi-vendor data plane and control plane interworking of systems supporting Ethernet Services over OTN in a multi-carrier environment. On-demand services were provisioned, based on ASON/GMPLS control plane functions. The demonstration leveraged draft GMPLS extensions for the OTN hierarchy. It also tested multi-layer and OTN extensions to E-NNI 2.0.

Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom/Orange, KDDI and Verizon served as telecom carrier hosts for the demonstration.

Vendor Participants included ADVA Optical Networking, Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, EXFO, Huawei, Marben Products, Metaswitch and Tellabs. Consulting Carriers included AT&T, China Telecom and NTT.

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