Software Defined Carrier Ethernet

The emergence of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has brought closer to reality each operator's quest to create and orchestrate end-to-end, virtual connectivity services for their subscribers.

Intracom Telecom, provides a number of applications and tools enabling Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to deploy virtualized access services on-demand, minimizing time-to-market and upfront investments.

Software Defined Carrier Ethernet

Intracom Telecom contributes to the collaborative open source OpenDaylight project as Silver Sponsor and innovates in the OpenDaylight community to deliver MEF-specified Ethernet services over the SDN architecture.

MEF services implemented include:

  • Ethernet Private Line (EPL)
  • Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL)
  • Ethernet Private LAN (EP-LAN)

Northbound interface

  • Configuration of MEF services, Bandwidth profiles, and Layer 2 control plane profiles
  • Report on state of MEF services and their utilized paths (nodes and links)

Graphs algorithms

  • Use of Dijkstra algorithm for shortest path calculations
  • Computation of alternative paths for fast failover
  • Computation of Minimum Spanning Trees

Extra Functionality

  • Fast Failover after link/node failure without the intervention of the SDN controller (<50 msec)

Transport mechanism

  • QinQ

Open Source SDN Projects and Free NFV Stack

SDN & NFV open source

While conducting advanced R&D on SDN & NFV domains, Intracom Telecom is donating to the international development community through Open Source which comprises a collection of open source tools related to SDN and NFV.

The entire set of tools can be downloaded from GitHub at

Don't forget to ask about Intracom Telecom's free NFV Stack.

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