Industry and standardisation activities

O’SHARE contributes to the BroadBand Forum standardisation forum, with studies on SDN-driven access network virtualisation.

Through support from Vodafone international, O’SHARE has provided input to the TR-402 standard “Functional Model for PON Abstraction Interface”,  providing detailed description of the virtual DBA concept.

With the support of Trinity College Dublin, a patent application on vDBA was filed, and is currently in PCT stage: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2018167318.

Additional links to other industry-based fora and projects are provided below:

  • The BroadBand Forum (BBF) is currently discussing standardisation of access SDN networks.
  • AT&T is working with the ONOS project on the CORD (Central Office Reimagined as a DataCentre) project.
    • A white paper on the CORD concept is available here. The concept of OLT as a white switch is particularly interesting.
    • A second white paper on a proof-of-concept demo is available here.
  • AT&T is working on the Domain 2.0 project as a general framework for evolving its network towards a full SDN-operated system.