28 September 2006 Long term network architectures and scenarios based on optical burst/packet switching
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Proceedings Volume 6354, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV; 63540G (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.688785
Event: Asia-Pacific Optical Communications, 2006, Gwangju, South Korea
IP based traffic is seen as the convergence protocol for all future services and is already dominating today's networks. From the current situation with circuit switched SDH/SONET and packet switched IP backbones, an evolution is described towards long term optical transport network architectures featuring multi-layer transport with a novel Layer 2 transport service based on optical and opto-electronic burst/packet techniques as convergence layer providing the flexibility, scalability, reliability and Quality-of-Service to support all future higher layer services optimizing both CAPEX and OPEX. The operation of such a network will be mostly automatic supported by an integrated Control Plane on the basis of GMPLS protocols covering Layer 1, Layer 2 and Layer 3 (vertical integration of WDM, SDH, Ethernet, Bursts, IP etc.) and providing end-to-end control over various administrative and vendor domains (horizontal integration). The introduction of a new L2 transport service and its integration into a multi-layer Control Plane will be a long term evolutionary process also involving the necessary steps in the evolution of current standards. A few examples of network architectures and solutions are described together with dimensioning and control aspects and their relation to a roadmap for the introduction of optical burst/packet networks.
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Gert J. Eilenberger, Gert J. Eilenberger, } "Long term network architectures and scenarios based on optical burst/packet switching", Proc. SPIE 6354, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV, 63540G (28 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688785; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.688785

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