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Press Release -- March 9th, 2012
Source: Huawei

Huawei, DT and KDDI Labs Demonstrate OIF Ethernet-over-OTN Interoperability

[Shenzhen, China, March 9, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced the successful demonstration of Ethernet-over-OTN interoperability tests with Deutsche Telekom (DT) and KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc. (KDDI Labs). The tests were conducted by the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) to showcase the multi-vendor interoperability of Ethernet services in a multi-carrier environment over OTN transport. The demonstration focused on both data and control plane technology.

The DT and KDDI labs test networks employed Huawei’s terabit OSN product, which is capable of providing OTN and data solutions for future transport networks. The tests involved GE/10GE EPL/EVPL service interoperability, ODUk/ODUflex mapping and encapsulation, ODUk/ODUflex overhead interoperability, ODUk SNCP cross-domain protection, and OTUk ENNI interoperability.

The integration of GMPLS/ASON control plane features into OTN results in greater bandwidth efficiency, simplified O&M, faster service provisioning, and enhanced network reliability. Huawei takes the lead in unveiling an OTN solution that supports GMPLS/ASON control plane features at both the optical and electrical layers. Huawei has deployed over 70 commercial OTN GMPLS/ASON networks worldwide.

As a pioneer in the transport network field, Huawei provides first-class products such as WDM/OTN/ MS-OTN, MSTP/Hybrid MSTP, microwave products, and end-to-end network solutions. Huawei ranked No. 1 in the global optical network market, WDM/OTN market, and 40G network market as of Q3 2011. Huawei has deployed over 16 commercial and 50 trial 100G networks to date.

About OIF Interoperability 2012

Twelve carriers and vendors, including Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd., will unite under the banner of the Optical Internetworking Forum to showcase multi-vendor participation in a multi-carrier environment at OIF Interoperability 2012 –Enabling High-Speed Dynamic Services. The OIF’s Networking interoperability test and demonstration will be conducted simultaneously in Europe, Asia and North America. The OIF will showcase multi-vendor data plane and control plane interworking of systems supporting Ethernet Services over OTN in a multi-carrier environment.

A public demonstration of the interoperability test will be on display March 6-8, 2012 at OFC/NFOEC in Los Angeles, CA, OIF Booth #713. Additional information can be found at

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