NetCat - Intelligent optical network for advanced services in Catalonia

Start: 01 September 2003
End: 31 December 2005
Funding: Catalan
Status: Due
Division: Communication Networks
Department: Optical Networks & Systems (ONS)

NetCat is based on the ADRENALINE testbed, an outgrowth of EMPIRICO. Netcat Project comprises a distributed GMPLS-based control plane and a distributed management plane combining the industry standard Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) with user-friendly XML based tools to allow users the dynamic provisioning of lightpaths. Distributed technologies are the most suitable to allow user management of lightpaths, due to the inherent decentralization of triggering the provisioning process if users are to be in control of lightpath establishment and deletion NetCat clients may request optical connections in two ways: if they are UNI enabled they may request provisioning directly to the control plane by sending appropriate messages to the OCC they are linked to and otherwise, they may request services though the optical management plane (UMI) either locally or remotely (R-UMI).

  • CTTC, Coord.