IP Infusion Joins Software, Device and Component Vendors in the Telecom Infra Project to Create Industry-First Software Interface for Optical Modules and Systems

SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 16, 2018 –IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for telecom and data communications services, announced that the company is working with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to create the industry’s first software interface for optical modules and systems to allow faster integration of elements in disaggregated optical systems. IP Infusion is working with the Open Optical & Packet Transport Group within TIP, focusing on the development of Transport Abstraction Interface (TAI).

In partnership with Facebook and other devices, component, and software vendors within the ecosystem, IP Infusion is working to build a carrier grade and feature-rich Open Networking Platform to cater to a broad range of applications and services. IP Infusion is extending its OcNOS™ network operating system to support open packet transponder platforms to enable integrated packet optical devices. Through these initiatives and partnerships, IPI will help customers deploy more cost effective and integrated Packet (IP/MPLS) Optical solutions based on disaggregated systems for DCI, metro and backhaul deployments.

IP Infusion’s OcNOS has support for Cassini open packet transponder from Edgecore Networks. The collaboration with other ecosystems partners NTT, Oclaro and Acacia to support the Transport Abstraction Interface (TAI) abstraction layer for the optical coherent modules allows OcNOS to support different underlying hardware, optical modules or DSP to work in a uniform manner. The group’s work will integrate support for different optical interfaces, such as analog coherent optical modules (ACOs) or digital coherent optical modules (DCOs), from different optical vendors.

“IP Infusion is collaborating with TAI ecosystem partners to implement and extend TAI for OcNOS network operating system to support open packet transponder platforms,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion. “TAI will make it easier to support different disaggregated platforms and coherent optics from multiple vendors in a CFP2 form factor and reduce Coherent Optical modules and subsystem development and integration time from months to days.”

At TIP Summit 2018 on October 16-17 in London, IP Infusion (Stand B6) will demonstrate OcNOS running on the Cassini open packet transponder from Edgecore Networks integrated with TAI enabling the integration of Coherent optical interfaces based on merchant DSPs from NTT Electronics and ACO or DCO pluggable optical modules from Oclaro and Acacia.


IP Infusion’s hardware and technology partners who support IP Infusion’s participation include:

“Facebook is encouraged by the work being done by the Open Optical & Packet Transport Group within TIP.  We see tremendous opportunity for the TAI layer to build better open packet transponder systems with lower barriers for integration, higher reliability, and faster time-to-market.”  — Luis MartinGarcia, co-chair, Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway working group, TIP, and manager, network technologies, Facebook.

“Edgecore is pleased to be working with IP Infusion and the broader industry community to enable disaggregated solutions with open packet transponders that will lower costs and provide broader optical technology choices for network operators. IP Infusion’s introduction of its robust OcNOS software for the Cassini open packet transponder from Edgecore is a significant step forward in delivering those benefits.” — Jeff Catlin, VP Technology, Edgecore Networks

“NTT Electronics is a leader in coherent merchant DSP for disaggregated optical transport. To exploit rich set of DSP functionality, we are excited to partner with IP infusion for enabling open source TAI, a game changer for the optical communication industry.” — Atul Srivastava, CTO, NTT Electronics America

“TAI is an exciting development in the open networking market. Oclaro continues to create innovative solutions with ecosystem partners that allow customers to quickly integrate its leading Coherent Optical modules across a new generation of platforms.” — Scott Swail, Vice President Business Development, Oclaro

“We are excited to be part of TAI to further the open optical networking market.  We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with ecosystem partners to enable interconnection of a wide-range of implementations deployed in a switch, routing, and transport system equipment leveraging Acacia’s coherent modules.”  — Alan Gibbemeyer, Sr. Director, Business Development, Acacia Communications 

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion is a leading provider of open network software and solutions for carriers, service providers and data center operators with over 500 customers and thousands of deployments. Our solutions enable network operators to disaggregate their networks to accelerate innovation, streamline operations, and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Network OEMs may also disaggregate network devices to expedite time to market, offer comprehensive services, and achieve carrier grade robustness.

IP Infusion is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD. Additional information can be found at http://www.IPInfusion.com.

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