OIF Defines Packet/OTN Fabric

OIF completes implementation agreement for OTN switching

December 7, 2011

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FREMONT, Calif. -- The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) members approved an implementation agreement (IA) for OTN-over-Packet-Fabric Protocol. The OIF initiative addresses the market need for Packet and Optical convergence and the architectural challenges associated with transporting Packet and OTN traffic on a common packet/cell switching fabric.

“The IA will enable faster convergence of Packet and OTN traffic which the industry needs,” said Eve Griliches, ACG Research analyst. “A common method of mapping and translating OTN into a packet fabric will help drive the cost of network equipment down for multiple switching options, and lay the groundwork for the growing converged IP+OTN networks.”

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