The CCAMP working group of the IETF thanks ITU-T SG15 for sharing their
"Optical Transport Networks & Technologies Standardization Work Plan" in a
liaison dated February 29th, 2008.
We have no specific comments on the plan, but would like to draw your
attention to work currently in progress within CCAMP to extend the GMPLS
control plane for use in Wavelength Switched Optical Networks (WSONs).
We have three working group drafts related to this topic as follows:
Framework for GMPLS and PCE Control of Wavelength Switched Optical Networks
Generalized Labels for G.694 Lambda-Switching Capable Label Switching Routers
Routing and Wavelength Assignment Information Model for Wavelength Switched
At the moment, CCAMP has decided to split the effort into two parts:
1. Work on the Routing Wavelength Assignment (RWA) problem
2. Work on optical-impairment-based networking
At the moment effort is only being expended on the first of these, with the
problems of handling optical impairments being deferred for future work.
Please note that, at such a time that CCAMP does work with optical
impairments, it is not our intention to define impairments, but we will defer
to the ITU-T on this.
Lastly, it has been observed in the course of our work that the modeling of
asymmetric switches such as ROADMs may be an area that the ITU-T would like to
Adrian Farrel and Deborah Brungard
IETF CCAMP Working Group Co-Chairs