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Thursday, September 12 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Opening up ROADMs: Let's Build a Disaggregated Open Optical Line System

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An audience member kicked off a lively discussion at last year's ONF Connect, asking about status of truly open ROADMs. Were any manufacturers providing these? Are there open hardware designs available to third parties? Are they ready for production deployments? In this talk, we present ROADM designs developed at CESNET, including their YANG models and the NETCONF software stack. We have built these ROADMs in a lab from commercially available components, and we would like others to start building them as well.

(This presentation provides a summary of our previous work including information published in Journal of Lightwave Technology, "Opening up ROADMs: Let's Build a Disaggregated Open Optical Line System", doi: 10.1109/JLT.2019.2906620, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8675347 .)


Jan Kundrát

researcher, CESNET
Jan is a Linux-focused programmer who has contributed to various open source projects, including the Linux kernel and OpenStack cloud orchestration system. At CESNET, he is responsible for design and development of an open Optical Line System (OLS). At the Telecom Infra Project (TIP... Read More →

Thursday September 12, 2019 5:00pm - 5:15pm PDT
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)