Committed to accelerating the commercialization of transport SDN worldwide, the OIF, in collaboration with MEF, will bring new dynamic behavior use cases and deployment scenarios into network operator labs around the world to test multi-vendor interoperability of the industry leading T-API 2.0 northbound interface (NBI) from the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). The 2018 Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Transport Application Programming Interface (T-API) interoperability demonstration builds on the OIF’s 2016 interoperability test and demonstration which addressed multi-layer and multi-domain environments as well as on the 2014 demo which prototyped the use of Northbound APIs and helped advance transport SDN standardization.

Regional demonstration read-out events took place in Summer 2018.

Click HERE to download the OIF 2018 SDN T-API Interop Demo White Paper.

Demo Participants





Public Demo Read-out

June 26-28, 2018 – Nice, France
Tuesday, June 26, 10:00am-12:00pm – OIF Workshop
Presenters: Dave Brown, Nokia, OIF President; Karl Gass, OIF PLL WG Vice Chair-Optical, Dave Ofelt, Juniper, OIF PLL WG Vice Chair – Protocol; Lyndon Ong, Ciena, OIF MA&E Committee Co-Chair-Networking; Jonathan Sadler, Coriant, OIF VP and Networking Interoperability WG Chair

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 9:40am-10:00am – Keynote – OIF 2018 SDN T-API Interop Demo Read-Out
Presenter: Juan Pedro Fernandez – Head of Unit, Telefonica

Press Releases

OIF Interoperability Test Validates Transport Application Programming Interface (T-API) 2.0 Market-Readiness – Results Published in New White Paper (August 7, 2018)

OIF Concludes Successful SDN Transport API Interoperability Testing – Results to be Revealed Today at NGON (June 26, 2018)

OIF Announces Read-out Event for SDN Transport API Interoperability Demo to be Held at NGON Optical Masterclass (May 22, 2018)

OIF Confirms Participants for 2018 Joint-Network Operator, Multi-Vendor SDN Transport API Interoperability Demonstration (April 10, 2018)