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Cisco: Private Line Emulation vs OTN in Transport Networks

Thursday, 09 March, 14:00 – 14:30

Theater I

Session Description:

OTN is an established networking technology while PLE is new. Cisco is working with industry standards groups and is proposing to leverage the success of TDM2IP to introduce PLE.

This panel will discuss multiple points of view and the benefits of deploying PLE or OTN.  Does it make sense to move private line and wavelength services to the IP layer in a way that it acts like a standard optical network? What are the long-term network benefits of PLE vs OTN?


Presented By



Lorenzo Ghioni, Senior Director PLM, Cisco, Italy

Christian Schmutzer, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco, Austria

Glenn Wellbrock, Director - Optical Transport Planning, Verizon, USA