I understand that iODN is for intelligent monitoring and management of Optical Distribution Networks, but then ASON (Auto-Switched Optical Networks) also appears to be... for intelligent monitoring and management of optical networks? Is iODN just a more advanced way of doing that than ASON? Are they the same thing? I'm at a loss here. :)
iODN is a Huawei solution for fiber management. ASON is a collection of ITU specifications.