The PoC was held in October, 2015, in Madrid, Spain. Telefonica and IMDEA Networks as a 5TONIC (www.5tonic.org) activity, hosted together the PoC. Six vendors (in alphabetical order) namely Ceragon, Coriant, Ericsson, Huawei, NEC and SIAE participated in the tests, providing a variety of types of equipment and software consistent with the SDN architecture, leveraging ONOS as controller, and with the support of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
The PoC has shown the implementation of the OpenFlow wireless transport extension defined in the context of ONF by wireless transport project under OTWG. It has been demonstrated the interoperability among five wireless transport vendor products and a switch product, implementing the same extensions, in an open environment with an ONOS based controller.
The demonstrated applications have shown how programmability at the network level and on top of the SDN Controller for managing a wireless transport network can provide a significant contribution to network OPEX reduction.