FlexE is a technology for extending standard Ethernet PHYs to add support for bonding, sub-rating and channelization and also provides support for management channels and time synchronization. The FlexE 2.1 Implementation Agreement supports homogeneous collections of 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE and 400GbE PHYs. A common application is data-center interconnect over advanced coherent links. The FlexE framing mechanism is used as the basis for Recommendation ITU-T G.8312, Interfaces for the metro transport network. As IEEE 802.3 continues to develop standards for beyond 400 Gb/s Ethernet, it is anticipated that FlexE will be extended to operate over groups of greater than 400 Gb/s Ethernet PHYs.
This is a maintenance release under development to incorporate the updates and corrections reflected in the FlexE 2.1 implementation guide.
- May 8, 2019 – OIF’s Optical Masterclass Series at NGON to Include Updates on 400ZR, Common Electrical I/O, Flex Ethernet & SDN Projects
- March 5, 2019 – OIF and Ethernet Alliance Collaborate to Run Live FlexE Traffic over 400G Network at OFC 2019
- February 20, 2019 – OIF Members to Demonstrate Interoperability of Industry’s Hottest Technologies at OFC 2019
- Dec 4, 2018 – OIF Launches Flexe 2.1 Project and Elects New Board Positions and Working Group Representatives
- Oct 23, 2018 – OIF Delivers on Enabling Next Generation Network Flexibility through Three New Interoperability Agreements
- Mar 8, 2018 – OIF AND Ethernet Alliance Join Forces to Operate Live FlexE Traffic Running Over 400G Network at OFC
- Feb 21, 2018 – OIF Reveals OFC 2018 Interoperability Demo Plans
- NGON & DCI World 2019 – May 21, 2019 at 8:00am
The Optical Masterclass Series – Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) Panelists: Dave Brown, Nokia and OIF Director of Communications and Karl Gass, OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group Vice Chair, Optical
- OFC 2019
- ECOC 2018
- NGON and DCI Europe
For more information contact David Ofelt Physical and Link Layer Working Group, Protocol Vice Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on other OIF current projects, please see OIF Current Work
For public OIF Implementation Agreements, please see Implementation Agreements (IAs)