Open XR Forum expands membership further

Created September 26, 2022
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Open XR Forum has announced another expansion of its membership, clearly demonstrating the growing interest in XR technologies. New members include American Tower, Dell Technologies, DriveNets, Furukawa Electric, Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) and UfiSpace. The Forum’s mission is to advance the deployment of software-configurable point-to-point and point-to-multipoint coherent optical networks utilising industry-defined XR optics pluggable transceiver technology.

The forum says these new members, representing a mix of network operators and network equipment vendors, bring essential expertise and world-class experience to the Open XR ecosystem and underscores the growing interest in using XR optics pluggable transceiver technology to enable software-defined optical transport networks. Their contributions and participation in the Forum will drive multi-vendor, interoperable solutions to enable high bandwidth, software-configurable, coherent optics from the core to the edge of the network.

“Since debuting the Open XR Forum last year, we have made significant progress in bringing to market MSA-based solutions that will enable operators to deploy software-configurable coherent optical networks quickly and easily,” said Dave Welch Infinera Co-Founder. “These new members bring contributions that will help us make even more progress in this important endeavour. We welcome them aboard and look forward to working with them to bring the benefits of coherent optical networking to operators around the world.”

Open XR Forum membership is expanding rapidly, with recent additions announced in January and June of this year, when the MSA organisation also released its first approved specification defining enhanced network management of pluggable coherent optical technology.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.