Optical Transport

CHAIR: Lyndon Ong
VICE CHAIRS: Vishnu Shukla, Maarten Vissers

optical-transportThe Optical Transport working group will address SDN and OpenFlow® Standard-based control capabilities for optical transport networks. The work will include identifying use cases, defining a target reference architecture for controlling optical transport networks incorporating the OpenFlow® Standard, and identifying and creating OpenFlow® protocol extensions.


Completed four use cases including Enterprise, Network Virtualization, Service Provider Data Center Interconnection and Packet-Optical Interconnection

Goals for 2014

  • Develop a reference architecture and framework document describing terminology, modeling of optical transport switches and networks, and utilization of virtualization and network abstraction in optical transport networks
  • Formulate an information model representing generic optical transport networks and optical switches, and the corresponding data models that can be used by ONF protocols
  • Pursue joint prototyping activities with OIF