OIF enables next generation network flexibility

Continuing its efforts to drive network connectivity and flexibility worldwide, OIF announced three Interoperability Agreements (IAs) aimed at expanded interoperability of Flex Ethernet and increased data rates, the company said.

The completed IAs–FlexE 2.0, FlexE Neighbor Discovery and Common ACO Electrical I/O–reinforce OIF´s work to provide the industry with solutions for flexible deployment and provisioning of network bandwidth.

The OIF facilitates the development and deployment of interoperable networking solutions and services. Members collaborate to drive Implementation Agreements (IAs) and interoperability demonstrations to accelerate and maximize market adoption of advanced Internetworking technologies.

OIF work applies to optical and electrical interconnects, optical component and network processing technologies, and to network control and operations including software defined networks and network function virtualization. Information on the OIF can be found at http://www.oiforum.com