[Shenzhen, China, September 17, 2014]: Huawei today announced its success in demonstrating interoperability on single-domain controller and NetMatrix coordinator for transport software-defined networking (SDN), as a significant practical achievement for its future-oriented SoftCOM strategy. Organized by the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF), interoperability tests were performed in telecom carriers in Asia, Europe and North America to accelerate the industrial adoption of transport SDN technologies and improve network interoperability and programmability.
The global interoperability tests were based on the Control-Data Plane Interface (CDPI) and Control-Virtual Network Interface (CVNI) for transport networks developed by the Optical Transport Working Group, which is a part of ONF, and the restful application programming interface (API). The tests verified common transport SDN interfaces and key interoperability technologies, promoting the development of transport SDN solutions and commercial use of new services, and supporting more dynamic transport services such as Bandwidth on Demand.
As one of a select group of vendors who participated in all test items, Huawei verified its transport SDN controller, together with corresponding open capability via third-party controllers and APPs. In addition, Huawei tested its NetMatrix coordinator with end-to-end coordination, management and control capability over cross-vendor devices. During the testing, Huawei worked closely with carriers and other participants to further optimize various interfaces and key transport SDN technologies, and to accelerate industry standardization. "Huawei is committed to pursuing technical innovation for creating business valuable services for their customers all the time. The successful demonstration of interoperability for transport SDN, and our continued efforts to promote Bandwidth on Demand and Virtual Transport Service applications, contribute to the shared objective of improving service capability of transmission channels, interoperability capability cross multi-vendors and bring immense business opportunities for our customers. Huawei will continue to collaborate with standard organizations and customers to promote the industry development," said Zha Jun, President of Fixed Network Product Line, Huawei.
As an advocate of SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Huawei is committed to optimizing network architectures, developing future-ready technologies and driving SDN commercialization and application in such areas as mobile backhaul, data centers, backbone networks, and smart metro networks. Huawei's transport SDN controllers have built-in path calculation, planning and optimization algorithms, and support various user oriented APPs. The controllers help carriers use and schedule network resources intelligently, efficiently, and enable customers to benefit from instant bandwidth.
In 2012, Huawei proposed the future-oriented telecom network architecture SoftCOM, which incorporates advanced technologies including SDN, NFV and cloud computing, targeting to transform the telecom industry in terms of network architecture, network functions, business models, and operation models. Over the past two years, Huawei has been dedicated to driving the technology innovation and commercial application of SDN and NFV, while also advocating for an open, interconnected, and innovative ecosystem to further champion industry values.