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Optical Network Control: Architecture, Protocols, and Standards by Debanjan Saha, Bala Rajagopalan, Greg Bernstein

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14.3. Different Standards: Competing or Complementary?

There are three main organizations developing optical control plane standards and implementation agreements: the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), and the International Telecommunication Union Telecommunications Standardization Sector (ITU-T). Among these, the IETF and the ITU-T develop standards, while the OIF develops implementation agreements based on these standards. The main output of these bodies are: the GMPLS suite of protocols (IETF), Automatic Switched Optical Network (ASON)-related recommendations (ITU-T), and the Optical User-Network Interface (UNI) and Network-Network Interface (NNI) implementation agreements (OIF). It has been debated ...

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