Standardization : IETF, ITU and OIF
Here is an outline of the IETF, ITU-T and OIF working groups that contribute to optical technology deployment and bandwidth on demand.
RFC related to these topics are also available here.
|IETF||ccamp||Common Control and Measurement Plane : « The CCAMP working group coordinates the work within the IETF defining a common control plane and a separate common measurement plane for physical path and core tunneling technologies of Internet and telecom service providers »|
|IETF||mpls||« The MPLS working group is responsible for standardizing a base technology for using label switching and for the implementation of label-switched paths over various packet based link-level technologies, such as Packet-over-Sonet, Frame Relay, ATM, and LAN technologies. This includes procedures and protocols for the distribution of labels between routers and encapsulation »|
|IETF||l1vpn||« The L1VPN Working Group’s task is to specify mechanisms necessary for providing layer-1 VPN services (establishment of layer-1 connections between CE devices) over a GMPLS-enabled transport service-provider network »|
|IETF||l2vpn||« This working group is responsible for defining and specifying a limited number of solutions for supporting provider-provisioned layer-2 virtual private networks (L2VPNs) »|
|IETF||l3vpn||This working group is responsible for defining and specifying a limited number of solutions for supporting provider-provisioned Layer-3 (routed) Virtual Private Networks (L3VPNs). The WG is responsible for standardization of the following solutions : BGP/MPLS IP VPNs (based on RFC 2547), IP VPNs using Virtual Routers, CE-based VPNs using IPsec|
|ITU-T||Study Group 11||Signalling requirements and protocols|
|ITU-T||Study Group 15||Optical and other transport network infrastructures|