GMPLS Routing and Signaling Framework for Flexible Ethernet (FlexE)

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This document specifies GMPLS control plane requirements, framework, and architecture for FlexE technology. As different from earlier Ethernet data planes FlexE allows for decoupling of the Ethernet Physical layer (PHY) and Media Access Control layer (MAC) rates. Study Group 15 (SG15) of the ITU-T has endorsed the FlexE Implementation Agreement from Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and included it, by reference, in some of their Recommendations.


Iftekhar Hussain (
Radha Valiveti (
Qilei Wang (
Loa Andersson (
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