Demonstration of SDN/OpenFlow-based path control for large-scale multi-domain/multi-technology optical transport networks

Shan Gao, Xiaoyuan Cao, Takehiro Sato, Takaya Miyazawa, Sota Yoshida, Noboru Yoshikane, Takehiro Tsuritani, Hiroaki Harai, Satoru Okamoto, Naoaki Yamanaka

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Software defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow, which enables the abstraction of vendor/technology-specific attributes, improve the control and management flexibility of optical transport networks. In this paper, we present an interoperability demonstration of SDN/OpenFlow-based optical path control for multi-domain/multi-technology optical transport networks. We also summarize the abstraction approaches proposed for multi-technology network integration at SDN controllers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1492-1500
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul 1



  • Multi-domain and multi-technology optical transport networks
  • OpenFlow
  • Software defined networking (SDN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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