Founding Partners with Terabit Optical Networking


The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) promotes the development and deployment of interoperable networking solutions and services through the creation of Implementation Agreements (IAs) for optical networking products, network processing elements, and component technologies.

Implementation agreements will be based on requirements developed cooperatively by end-users, service providers, equipment vendors and technology providers, and aligned with world-wide standards, augmented if necessary.

This is accomplished through industry member participation working together to develop specifications (IAs) for:

- External network element interfaces
- Software interfaces internal to network elements
- Hardware component interfaces internal to network elements

The OIF will create Benchmarks, perform world-wide interoperability testing, build market awareness and promote education for technologies, services and solutions. The OIF will provide feedback to world-wide standards organisations to help achieve a set of implementable, interoperable solutions.

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Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia offers infrastructures and technological platforms on which voice and data become advanced telecommunications services and leading-edge ICT solutions and tools for development for the Group itself and for the entire nation.

Telecom Italia, TIM, Virgilio, La7 and MTV Italia, Olivetti are the Group’s main brands; they are well-known by consumers and are a guarantee of reliability and competence.

Being close to customers and technological innovation are the hallmarks of the Group, characterized by a streamlined organization that focuses on the quality of service, simple offers, attention to contact with customers and constant research activities in TILab laboratories.all this is also backed up by considerable investments in infrastructures: in 2009 alone, €3.5 billion were dedicated to network and IT platforms.

Our goal is customer satisfaction and loyalty in our reference countries: Italy and Brazil.

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Deutsche Telekom

As one of the world's leading telecommunications and information technology service providers, Deutsche Telekom AG is setting international standards.

Deutsche Telekom offers millions of private and corporate customers all over the world the entire spectrum of modern information technology and telecommunications services – whether fixed-network, wireless and broadband or complex IT and telecommunications (ICT) solutions for business customers.

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The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE : ALU) is a leader in mobile, fixed, IP and optics technologies, and a pioneer in applications and services. Alcatel-Lucent includes Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost centres of research and innovation in communications technology.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organisations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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Ciena is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers world-wide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete.

With focused innovation, Ciena brings together the reliability and capacity of optical networking with the flexibility and economics of Ethernet, unified by a software suite that delivers the industry’s leading network automation.

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Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers world-wide.

Infinera’s systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC). Infinera’s systems and PIC technology are designed to provide optical networks with simpler and more flexible engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure.

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Cisco is the world-wide leader in networking, providing the broadest line of solutions for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings, across campuses, or globally. Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of the Internet and most corporate, education, and government networks world-wide.

Cisco is recognised as a pioneer, using the Internet to provide customer support, sell products, offer training, and manage finances. The tradition of innovation continues as Cisco creates leading products and key technologies to make the Internet more useful and dynamic in the years ahead.

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Transmode is a leading provider of optical networking solutions for transport of data, voice and video traffic, based on CWDM and DWDM technology (Coarse/Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing).

Transmode's unique Intelligent WDM (iWDM®) approach has lead to widespread deployment of over 10000 systems in a customer base consisting of more than 250 fixed and mobile network operators, service providers, large enterprises and public institutions across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Transmode's comprehensive product portfolio and strong global organisation enable our customers to grow the capacity and to improve service level of their regional, metro and metro access networks, on a cost-efficient basis without compromising on functionality.

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ADVA Optical Networking

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks.

The Company’s FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers’ networks while removing complexity and cost. With a flexible and fast-moving organisation, ADVA Optical Networking forges close partnerships with its customers to meet the growing demand for data, storage, voice and video services.

Thanks to reliable performance for more than 15 years, the Company has become a trusted partner for more than 250 carriers and 10,000 enterprises across the globe.

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Huawei Technologies

Huawei is a leading telecom solutions provider, owned entirely by its employees. Through continuous customer-centric innovation, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom network infrastructure, application & software, devices and professional services.

With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and have served 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population.

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Xtera Communications

Xtera Communications specialises in network infrastructure that delivers maximum capacity, reach and value. Providing solutions for enterprise and telecom companies, Xtera offers an extensive portfolio of optical and IP networking solutions for submarine, long-haul, regional, metropolitan network applications and IP networking solutions for enterprise applications.

With deployments across five continents, Xtera’s optical transport solutions help service providers expand and accelerate their market reach with new deployments and extend the life of existing network assets with cost-effective upgrades. Our IP networking solutions for WAN traffic management deliver efficient, flexible network optimisation.

Xtera’s innovative technologies offer exceptional quality and performance, driving customer success.

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JDSU enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets.

JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, network equipment manufacturers, enterprise customers, and mobile operators. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. Follow JDSU on Twitter:

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Combining the ICT expertise of Datamonitor Technology, Butler Group and Ovum, with Datamonitor Group's 350 business analysts and relationships with 18 of the largest 20 global corporations, Ovum is uniquely positioned to provide practical, actionable advice to the technology, telecoms and other business sectors.

With access to Ovum's research and support from best-in-class analyst and consulting teams, companies can turn analysis and insight into action. Our aim is to make our clients' planning more effective, and to help them identify and assess relevant business opportunities. We don't just advise our clients: we collaborate with them to help them exploit these opportunities and to turn them into business results. At the heart of our approach is our mission to help, to be approachable, responsive and focused on your business issues and to provide pragmatic and actionable advice and recommendations.

Ovum research is based on independently audited methodologies that ensure that our clients can base decisions on rigourous and fact-based research, rather than on unqualified and unjustified opinions. The research draws upon over 400,000 interviews a year with business and technology, telecoms and sourcing decision-makers, giving Ovum and our clients unparalleled insight not only into business requirements but also the technology that organisations must support.

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Current Analysis

Current Analysis provides Competitive Response solutions that enable companies to effectively anticipate and counter competitive threats, and win more business.

This is achieved through the rapid delivery of tactical, actionable intelligence to help fast-paced companies compete in highly volatile markets, such as telecommunications, networking, and business software markets.

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The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 160 organisations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors, and testing organisations.

The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the world-wide adoption of carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet world-wide.

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The Broadband Forum

The Broadband Forum mission is to develop the full potential of broadband. Focused on home-to-core network and management solutions, our standards empower providers to achieve more with their broadband deployment. The Broadband Forum is a global consortium of approximately 200 leading industry players covering telecom equipment, computing, networking and service provider companies.

Established in 1994 as the ADSL Forum and later as the DSL Forum, the Broadband Forum has seen its work over the past 14 years evolve from addressing physical layer ADSL transport specifications to advanced transport and management specifications for all forms of broadband. With its union with the IP/MPLS Forum, the Broadband Forum is now the central body for next generation IP network specifications.

The Broadband Forum’s formal BroadbandSuite™ Release Program and all technical reports are publicly available.

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WilkinsonShein Communications

WilkinsonShein is a full-service communications company, specializing in public relations, marketing and branding for the technology industry with a focus on telecom, IT and renewable energy. In today's up-to-the-minute world, we deliver the right message at the right time to the right people. We are your link to customers, partners, influencers and the important media and analysts in your field. We understand the importance of social media and will put its opportunities to work for you. And we know how to develop and enhance your brand to position your company and produce the results that you want.

We create and execute marketing and public relations programs that are tailored to the individual client. These programs are designed to not only achieve your company’s communications goals, but also complement your business strategy and contribute to overall business objectives.

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