Optical/IP Networks

Open XR Forum expands membership

SAN JOSE Calif. – Open XR Forum announced today that Juniper Networks Sumitomo Electric and Arrcus have joined the industry initiative to advance the deployment of software-configurable point-to-point and point-to-multipoint coherent optical networks utilizing XR optics pluggable transceiver technology.

These new members bring essential expertise and world-class experience in routing access/edge networks and software to the Open XR ecosystem. Their contributions and participation in the Forum will help drive multi-vendor interoperable solutions to enable high bandwidth software-configurable coherent optics from the core to the edge of the network.

Juniper is a leading supplier of routing and switching solutions network security AI-enabled enterprise networking operations and software-defined networking technologies. Sumitomo Electric Industries is a leading global provider of advanced optical communications and radio frequency solutions with a proven track record supplying access network equipment to telecommunications carriers and CATV operators. Arrcus provides virtualized routing solutions with best-in-class software for Data Centers 5G/Access networks and Cloud Networking.

Open XR Forum is an MSA consortium bringing together network operators equipment vendors and component suppliers committed to building the foundation for a new generation of coherent optical solutions that will cost-effectively meet demand for greater network scalability and flexibility. XR optics is the industry's first coherent optical solution to solve the access and aggregation challenges faced by network operators caused by the misalignment between network traffic patterns and the technology used to transport that traffic.

Open XR Forum membership is expanding rapidly to cover a wide range of industry participants which currently includes AT&T BT Colt Crown Castle Infinera Liberty Global Lumen Technologies Telefónica Verizon Windstream and ZAYO. Read more about the benefits of Open XR Forum. An introductory whitepaper about Open XR Concept is also available as well as the Forum's first set of specifications.

Read the full press release here.


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