- Multi-vendor interoperability of the optical control plane is still missing from commercial products, although various demonstrations have proven it is feasible.
- Certification is a powerful tool to bridge the gap between technical standards and commercial implementations: it will provide a unique reference and a market advantage to compliant, interoperable products.
- In line with its mission is to enable global interoperability in optical transmission networks, the OIF surveyed the market and decided to create a certification program for interoperable products – starting with the Optical Control Plane UNI.
Why: Value to the Industry
- Means for operators to obtain and differentiate interoperable commercial products.
- Market advantage to manufacturers’ products which pass certification.
- Reduced repetitive testing for vendors and operators. Time to market.
- Enhanced implementations, better competition, more innovation.
- OIF has selected the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) as it’s approved certification test lab. The UNH-IOL is a neutral, third-party laboratory dedicated to testing data networking technologies through industry collaboration. Pre- testing has begun and vendors may contact Timothy Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Pre-testing is open, test specification development is underway, formal beta testing 1H/2017
- Press Release
- OIF Partners With UNH-IOL to Certify Optical Control Plane UNI, November 3, 2016
- Program overview (PDF)
- Certified product listing (future)
To join the OIF and participate in the specification of the certification tests, please contact:
Andi Kosich, OIF Executive Director at email@example.com or +1.510.492.4043