Flexible Optical Network Defined and the Value it Represents in an IP and Ethernet Environment

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Johnson, Ron (Cisco Systems)

The necessary transition of core networks to scale from 10 to 40 to 100 Gigabit interfaces is driving a paradigm shift in the carriers network and underlying cost drivers. This paper outlines the flexible optical network and the values that it represents in a carrier network.