Eight major equipment vendors have answered the call of the Optical Internetworking Forum to showcase interoperabil...
August 22, 2007
Eight major equipment vendors have answered the call of the Optical Internetworking Forum to showcase interoperability in a multi-carrier environment during the OIF’s Worldwide Interoperability Demonstration — On-Demand Ethernet Services.
Participating vendors include Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Ericsson, Huawei Technologies, Marben Products, Sycamore Networks, Tellabs and ZTE. Participating OIF Carrier members include AT&T, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom Group, KDDI, Telecom Italia and Verizon.
Interoperability testing of heterogeneous network equipment includes MSPPs, routers, Ethernet switches, cross-connects, OADMs in the data plane, as well as both embedded and proxy controllers in the control plane.
The multi-vendor aspect of the interoperability testing gives carriers confidence that different vendor and technology domains can work together,” said Jim Jones of Alcatel-Lucent and the OIF’s Technical Committee chair.
This type of interoperability testing is essential for transitioning new technology from labs to carrier networks.”