OFC Highlights Open Optical Nets
The annual Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), the showcase of the optical components and communications sector, launched Monday (June 7th).
But, despite having moved from its normal March slot, the gathering is, regrettably, another on-line only affair.
As usual, some participants have got quickly off the mark with their announcements. For instance, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), the Facebook-inspired and led project that has added early and significant momentum behind the Open RAN concept, reminds the sector that it is also playing an important push with its on-going Open Optical and Packet Transport Project Group.
Major companies involved, including ADVA, Fujitsu, NTT, IP Infusion, Telefonica, Orange and Telia, have announced that the initiative’s Converged Architectures for Network Disaggregation and Integration (CANDI) subgroup has successfully demonstrated open optical networks control and management.
The sub-group suggests the trials were “a crucial step in helping operators adopt best-in-breed solutions for increased vendor diversity and agility in their optical networks.”
Read the full story here at sister web site EE Times.eu.