The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) are leading the industry toward the wide scale deployment of commercial SDN by testing key Transport Application Programming Interfaces (T-API). The interoperability test and demonstration, managed by the OIF, addressed multi-layer and multi-domain environments in the following carrier labs; China Telecom, China Unicom, SK Telecom, Telefonica and Verizon. These carriers defined real world use cases including multi-domain orchestration of services delivered through Ethernet, OTN and optical switching. Carriers and vendors demonstrated how Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and SDN configured connectivity are combined to deliver service life cycle management.

Participating vendors included ADVA Optical Networking, Ciena, Coriant, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Infinera, Juniper Networks, NEC Corporation, Sedona Systems, and SM Optics. Consulting carriers included Orange and TELUS. Academic and/or research institution participants included China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) and Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC).

The technical whitepaper is available to the public.

Host Carriers

Academic and/or Research Institution Participants

Vendor Participants

Consulting Carriers

Light Reading Webinar

OIF SDN Transport API Interop Demonstration Results

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – 11am ET

Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading
Jonathan Sadler, OIF Board Member and Networking Interoperability Working Group Chair, Coriant
Vishnu Shukla, OIF Carrier Working Group Chair, Verizon

Public Demo Read-Out

OIF Interop – The Key to Unlocking the Benefits of SDN

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 3pm-4pm
Expo Theater III, Los Angeles Convention Center

Moderator: Dave Brown, OIF President, Nokia
Panelists: Jonathan Sadler, OIF Board Member and Networking Interoperability Working Group Chair, Coriant; Lyndon Ong, OIF MA&E Committee co-chair Networking, Ciena; Victor Lopez, Telefonica.


OIF Executive Overview SDN Transport API Interoperability Demo (March 2017)
OIF SDN Transport API Interoperability Demonstration Technical White Paper (February 2017)

Press Releases

OIF Concludes SDN Transport API Interoperability Testing (Feb 14, 2017)
OIF Announces SDN Transport API Demo Read-out Events (Dec 14, 2016)
OIF Announces Plans for SDN Transport API Interoperability Demonstration (Sept 8, 2016)