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Layers Interworking In Optical Networks

Project information

Grant agreement ID: IST-1999-11387

  • Start date

    1 January 2000

  • End date

    31 March 2003

Funded under:

FP5-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 686 236

  • EU contribution

    € 5 499 951

Coordinated by:

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

Objective

LION aims at giving answers to Network Operators (N.O.) about interoperability of client transport networks (e.g. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Synchronous Digital Hierachy (SDH), IP-based) over an optical server one recommended as Optical Transport Network (OTN). In particular, the major target is to design and test over a testbed a multi-layer resilient network in a multi-domain environment. First the N.O. requirements will be defined for envisaged multi-layer network scenarios. Cost-effective integrated resilience strategies will be investigated supported by planning evaluations. The ITU-T functional modelling will be adopted to define first the OA&M (Operation, Administration & Management) and management requirements and then specifications for interfaces between network clients and OTN and between OTN domains. An "umbrella" management architecture that enables integration of TMN (Telecommunication Management Network), WBEM (Web-based management), and SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) will be designed to allow N.O. to manage the network as a whole. The above requirements and specifications will be translated into systems and sub-systems implementation to test in a testbed.

Objectives:
The goal is to design and test a resilient and managed transport network realised by an OTN carrying different clients (e.g. SDH, ATM, IP-based) with interworking and interconnection between layer transport networks and domains. The identified requirements will be validated in a testbed where IP-routers and SDH equipment will be integrated over an OTN infrastructure.

The following objectives will be met:
define the interworking and interconnection requirements between client-server layer networks and domains;
define the functional requirements of an IP-based transport network;
enhance the functional architecture of an OTN to account for new emerging features (e.g. digital optical container);
implement, integrate and test Network Node Interfaces (NNI) between transparent domains and Client Node Interfaces (CNI), both based on digital optical container;
implement, integrate and test an "umbrella" management system over a testbed;
to develop and test strategies for integrated resilience controlled by an overall OA&M and a management system adopting QoS demanding applications;
make techno-economic evaluations of an IP-based network over an OTN.

Coordinator

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Address

Piazza Degli Affari 2
20123 Milano

Italy

Participants (17)

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES ITALIA S.P.A.

Italy

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE

Poland

CISCO SYSTEMS (ITALY) S.R.L.

Italy

CISCO SYSTEMS BELGIUM

Belgium

CISCO SYSTEMS FRANCE

France

CISCO SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

CISCO SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL B. V.

Netherlands

CISCO SYSTEMS LIMITED

United Kingdom

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM VZW

Belgium

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CO.

Japan

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

SIRTI S.P.A.

Italy

T-SYSTEMS NOVA GMBH

Germany

TELEKOMUNIKACJA POLSKA S.A.

Poland

TELLIUM INTERNATIONAL LLC

United States

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: IST-1999-11387

  • Start date

    1 January 2000

  • End date

    31 March 2003

Funded under:

FP5-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 686 236

  • EU contribution

    € 5 499 951

Coordinated by:

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy