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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.
For more information.. http://www.oiforum.com
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.
For more information.. http://www.telekom.com/home
The Optical Society (OSA) brings great business minds together with leading engineers and scientists through its Corporate Associates Membership Program.
The OSA Corporate Associates connect more than 220 companies through participation in timely programs, benefits and business opportunities. Member Companies represent a wide spectrum of industry segments including telecom, biomedical, energy, display, manufacturing, defense and many more. Corporate Members receive access to the OSA global community of more than 130,000 optics and photonics professionals from 175 countries.
For more information.. http://www.osa.org/partner
While IEEE 802 Ethernet technology has existed for over 30 years, it has lacked an industry voice that represents the spectrum of standards-based Ethernet. The Ethernet Alliance serves the Ethernet industry to assist with the on-going incubation, development, interoperability testing and support of technologies based or dependent upon Ethernet standards.
Who we are:
The Ethernet Alliance is a global community that includes system vendors, component vendors, end users, industry experts and university and government professionals who are committed to the continued success and expansion of Ethernet technology.
The Ethernet Alliance brings Ethernet standards to life by supporting activities that span from incubation to interoperability demonstrations, and education.
For more information.. http://www.ethernetalliance.org
The GÉANT network is the fast and reliable pan-European communications infrastructure serving Europe’s research and education community.
Co-funded by Europe's NRENs and the European Union, the GÉANT network is now supported by a third consecutive project (GN3), which has a clear focus on developing and rolling out innovative networking tools and services in collaboration with NRENs, aimed at better serving the evolving needs of the research and education community.
The project's core objective is to deliver real value and benefit to society by enabling research communities across Europe, and the world, to transform the way they collaborate on ground-breaking research.
For more information.. http://www.geant.net
Colt is the information delivery platform for Europe, enabling its customers to deliver, share, and process and store their vital business information.
An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 22-country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 20 Colt data centres.
For more information.. http://www.colt.net
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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 and 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.
For more information.. http://www.xtera.com
Transmode is a global provider of packet-optical networking solutions that enable fixed line and mobile network operators to cost-effectively address the capacity needs created by the rapid growth in video and data traffic.
These solutions are important building blocks in next-generation high-speed optical networks that support services such as broadband backhaul, mobile data backhaul, video delivery services and cloud computing.
Since 2000 the company has installed more than 30,000 systems for over 400 fixed and mobile network operators, service providers, large enterprises and public institutions.
For more information.. http://www.transmode.com
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.
Read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent
For more information.. http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
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Ekinops is a leading designer and supplier of next generation optical transport equipment for service providers and enterprise customers.
The Ekinops 360 Dynamic, Multi-Reach Transport System provides DWDM and CWDM on a single platform that addresses Metro, Regional, and Long Haul applications. The Ekinops 360 system relies on the innovative, programmable Ekinops T-Chip® TRANSPORT ON-A-CHIP TECHNOLOGY) that enables Fast, Flexible, and Cost-effective service delivery for building high-speed optical networks.
Using the Ekinops 360 carrier-grade system, operators can increase transport capacity of their networks – CWDM, DWDM, Ethernet, ESCON, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, and uncompressed video (HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI) – through the industry's most efficient aggregation of services. The company is headquartered in Lannion, France, with offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
For more information.. http://www.ekinops.net
BTI delivers solutions that transform the economics, performance and innovation of global networks through intelligent networking software and systems.
Leading content, cloud and service providers choose BTI to drive improved operational efficiencies and profitably deliver high-value services to businesses and consumers around the globe.
With more than 350 customers, BTI is headquartered in North America, and operates regional sales, marketing, and R&D centres of excellence throughout the world.
For more information.. http://www.btisystems.com
Current Analysis helps leading telecommunications, information technology, and business software companies differentiate themselves in the market to win more business.
As the only provider of real-time, tactical competitive intelligence, analysis, and advice, product managers, sales, and marketing executives rely on us to anticipate and quickly take action on market opportunities and competitive threats.
IT Connection is the premier source of unbiased analysis and assessments of IT equipment and telecom services. IT Connection provides cost-effective, non-vendor-sponsored research to IT professionals. The assessments on IT Connection allow you to easily and efficiently assess suppliers and determine the best technology solution to fit your needs.
For more information.. http://www.currentanalysis.com/itc
Analysys Mason is a trusted adviser on telecoms, technology and media. We work with our clients, including operators, regulators and end users, to:
- design winning strategies that deliver measurable results
- make informed decisions based on market intelligence and analytical rigour
- develop innovative propositions to gain competitive advantage
- implement operational solutions to improve business efficiency
With 250 staff in 12 offices, we are respected world-wide for our exceptional quality of work, independence and flexibility in responding to client needs. For 25 years we have been helping clients in more than 100 countries to maximise their opportunities.
For more information.. http://www.analysysmason.com
LightCounting LLC is the premier optical communications market research company, offering semi-annual market update, forecast and state of the industry reports based on analysis of publicly available information and confidential data provided by more 20 leading module and component vendors.
LightCounting is the optical communications market’s source for accurate, detailed and relevant information necessary for doing business in today’s highly competitive market environment. Privately held, LightCounting is headquartered in Eugene, Oregon.
For more information.. http://www.lightcounting.com
In tight economic times, being successful means realizing as much as possible from your existing telecom operations and capabilities. To do this involves understanding what your competitors are doing, how efficient and effective your own operations are, and what your customers are saying about you.
ACG Research offers a comprehensive program of services that addresses Managing and Selling at the Business Level and Strategic and Technical Product Planning. We help service providers and vendors design new business models that focus on understanding customers and the market.
Through ROI and TCO analysis, product and service message testing, and business model review, ACG Research provides answers to service providers and vendors so that they can grow their operations more efficiently and make business decisions with confidence.
For more information.. http://www.acgresearch.net
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.
For more information.. http://www.broadband-forum.org
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.
For more information.. http://www.metroethernetforum.org
Heavy Reading is an independent research organization offering deep analysis of emerging telecom trends to network operators, technology suppliers, and investors.
Its product portfolio includes in-depth reports that address critical next-generation technology and service issues, market trackers that focus on the telecom industry's most critical technology sectors, exclusive worldwide surveys of network operator decision-makers that identify future purchasing and deployment plans, and a rich array of custom and consulting services that give clients the market intelligence needed to compete successfully in the $4 trillion global telecom industry.
Heavy Reading is part of the Light Reading Communications Network.
For more information.. http://www.heavyreading.com
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.
For more information.. http://ovum.com/section/telecoms/
Infonetics Research, founded in 1990, is an international market research and consulting firm helping clients plan, strategize, and compete in the global communications market.
We offer the following services:
- Market share, market size, and forecasts
- Insightful, strategic, and timely analysis
- Service provider and enterprise buyer surveys
- Service provider capex and subscriber tracking
- Custom research, consulting, events, and papers
Known for our perceptive analysts, accurate forecasts, and quickly adapting to market changes, Infonetics defied the recent recession with a 27% increase in revenue and a 98% renewal rate in 2010. Our clients include the majority of the largest equipment vendors, communications silicon vendors, and investment banks.
Our analysts, who have an average tenure of 8 years with Infonetics and 18 years in the communications industry, are some of the most influential in the business, advising the world's service providers, vendors, and financial community. Infonetics is consistently ranked by Apollo Research in the Top 200 for media coverage among thousands of U.S. tech companies.
For more information.. http://www.infonetics.com
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Telecompaper is a well respected, independent research and publishing company focused on the telecommunications industry.
Telecommunications is a fast changing industry which makes it difficult for telecom professionals to keep up with the latest developments. Telecompaper tracks the
world-wide telecommunications industry and publishes need-to-know information and market insights.
We provide international customers with breaking news, newsletters, expert analyses, reports and advisory services. Telecompaper was founded in 2000 and now employs 18 staff and also employs correspondents in various countries who track the local telecom industry.
For more information.. http://www.telecompaper.com
InfoCom is a market research and consultancy company with 20 years experience in providing expert strategic planning assistance to stakeholders in the telecommunications, IT and multimedia industries.
InfoCom's independent and fact-based analyses highlight trends and opportunities, supporting decision makers to understand market dynamics in order to improve their competitive advantage. Our independent and fact-based perspective provides decision makers with an authoritative assessment of market dynamics, trends and opportunities in their key markets.
To assist decision makers to create competitive advantages and improve their market position through the timely delivery of accurate and reliable market intelligence:
• Entirely independent from any operator or manufacturer
• Extensive experience in IT & telecoms market analysis
• Leading edge content management system for market intelligence
For more information.. http://www.infocom-de.com