20/03/2001

DTM Standardized

“The approval of DTM is a major milestone both for Net Insight and the industry”, says Bengt Olsson, CEO of Net Insight. “We have always strived to make DTM an open and available standard in order to speed up the development and spreading of the technology.”

The standardization is an on-going process, and in the future additional parts of the standard are expected to be completed; the specification of DTM core signaling, Ethernet transport and physical interfaces of DTM over SDH featuring speeds up to 40 Gbps.

The DTM standard is scheduled to be published on the 23rd of March, and is identified as ES 201 803-1.

“Telia has closely followed the DTM development, says Lars Forsström, Director Innovation, Skanova, of the Telia Group. We see the technology as a very interesting alternative, especially for media networks and we truly welcome the standardization.”

The standardization process was initiated by Net Insight in the winter of 1998/99. Among the supporting members in the ETSI vote are Telia, Telenor, Telekom Austria, BAE Systems, Allied Telesyn, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Telefonica and British Telecom.

”DTM has unique benefits in how it provides high Quality of Service for
multiple types of traffic. The standardization of DTM will enable these
benefits to be extended across vendor solutions and, ultimately, service
provider networks", says Jennifer Pigg, Executive VP of The Yankee Group.