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OIF members tackle SDN, 100G interconnect

Optical Internetworking Forum members defined a number of new projects for both Networking and Physical and Link Layer (PLL) technologies at their most recent quarterly meeting. 


May 16, 2013  


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Optical Internetworking Forum members defined a number of new projects for both Networking and Physical and Link Layer (PLL) technologies at their most recent quarterly meeting. 

The OIF’s networking group continues to work with the Forum’s Carrier members to define requirements for Transport SDN.

“The OIF is working on defining a framework for the industry to clarify the interfaces required in the Transport SDN ecosystem, leveraging input from carriers,” said Jonathan Sadler, chair of the OIF’s Technical Committee chair.

“In addition, the OIF is advancing work in 100G interconnect and has completed implementation agreements that focus on technology from past interoperability demonstrations.”

“A consensus has been reached by Forum members agreeing that development work must begin to address next generation data rates for future systems and determine what interconnects should have defined interoperability requirements,” said Nathan Tracy of  TE Connectivity and the committee’s vice chair. 

Further information is available at www.oiforum.com.