CTTC Participates in 2016 OIF SDN Transport API Interoperability Demonstration in Partnership with ONF


As an international research center leader on transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN), CTTC is proud to announce its participation in the 2016 Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) SDN Transport API Interoperability Demonstration.

The OIF and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open SDN, are partnering to lead the industry toward the wide scale deployment of commercial SDN by testing key Transport Application Programming Interfaces (T-API). The interoperability test and demonstration, managed by the OIF, will address multi-layer and multi-domain environments in global carrier labs. The testing builds on the 2014 demo which was based on prototype T-APIs and helped advance transport SDN standardization. Additional use cases based upon the API standards will be clarified during the testing and defined through OIF implementation agreements to provide a common set of requirements.

Global Carrier participants hosting the interoperability testing include China Telecom, China Unicom, SK Telecom, Telefonica and Verizon.

Regional demonstration read-out events will take place in early 2017 and a whitepaper will be available to the public. Additional information can be found at http://www.oiforum.com/meetings-and-events/2016-oif-sdn-t-api-demo/

Dr. Ricard Vilalta recently received ONF’s outstanding initiative award for his contribution to the development of YANG and JSON data models and automated tools for the T-API project. His work has bridged the gap between the standards work on modeling of transport networks and services and the development of software (including open source).