2005 OIF 2nd Worldwide Interoperability Demonstration

SUPERCOMM 2005 – June 7-9, 2005 – Chicago, Illinois

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) sponsored the industry’s second international joint-carrier, multi-vendor optical networking interoperability demonstration. The event, conducted simultaneously in China, Japan, Germany, Italy, France and the United States highlighted network interoperable solutions among the participating vendors employing OIF implementation agreements in a multi-carrier environment. The global interoperability event included testing of User Network Interface / UNI 2.0 Ethernet over multiple SONET /SDH transport networks interconnected by control plane External Network-Network-Interfaces / E-NNI.

The following carriers hosted the testing:
China Telecom
Deutsche Telekom
France Telecom
NTT Laboratories
Telecom Italia

The following vendor companies participated:

Avici Systems
Ciena Corporation
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Huawei Technologies
Lambda Optical Systems
Lucent Technologies
Mahi Networks
Sycamore Networks

Press Announcements

June 8, 2005
Carriers Validate OIF World Interoperability Demo
Live Global Test Between Vendors and Carriers Proven Successful

May 11, 2005
OIF Announces Vendor Participants in Worldwide Interoperability Demo
Participants Represent Top Tier Optical Network Vendors

March 31, 2005
Seven Global Carriers to Host Ten-Week OIF Worldwide Interoperability Demo
Most Comprehensive Network Test Ever to Take Place in China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and United States

White Paper

2005 OIF Worldwide Interoperability Demonstration: Dynamic Setup of Ethernet Services over Global Optical Networks