For 25 years, OIF has accelerated progressive transformation in optical networking by serving as the only global industry forum driving the electrical, optical and control interoperability that enables a more efficient and reliable network. Its active member ecosystem collaborates through a transparent and fast-paced process to develop, validate and publish Implementation Agreements (IAs) and technical white papers that are critical to accelerating market adoption of optical networking technologies.

Based on established methodologies including the documentation of industry requirements, bringing forward member-driven technical solutions, validation testing and free publishing, OIF’s interoperability solutions are vital to the global network.

With more than 150 member companies spanning component suppliers to network operators, OIF members strive to identify the industry’s needs and requirements and rapidly develop solutions that directly impact and facilitate global connectivity in the open network world.