Interoperability activities for photonic networks in Japan

N. Yamanaka, S. Okamoto, T. Otani, M. Suzuki, N. Arai, H. Otuski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


IP+Optical networking technology is a key technology for realizing high-performance Internet backbone networks. Dynamic optical path cut through can create high-throughput as well as low power consumption networks. National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) Kei-han-na Info-Communication Open Lab, Interoperability Consortium, is shooting for the leading edge photonic Generalized Multi-protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) Inter-Carrier Interface that utilizes wide-bandwidth, cost-effective photonic technology to implement IP-centric managed networks. Kei-han-na Open Lab is a consortium for researching the GMPLS protocol and advancing a de facto standard in this area. Its experiments, new ideas, and protocols are submitted to standardization bodies such as International Telecommunications Union-Telecommunication standardization sector (ITU-T), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF). This paper details a nationwide GMPLS field trial that used multi-vender, multi-switching capable equipment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork Architectures, Management, and Applications IV
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 27
EventNetwork Architectures, Management, and Applications IV - Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Sept 52006 Sept 7

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6354 I
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherNetwork Architectures, Management, and Applications IV
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Field trial
  • Interoperability
  • Multi-vendor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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