Cost Effective Scalable Optical Networks - Transparent Optically Routed Network (TOR-NET)

Conference: Photonische Netze - 13. ITG-Fachtagung
05/07/2012 - 05/08/2012 at Leipzig, Germany

Proceedings: Photonische Netze

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Braun, Ralf-Peter (Deutsche Telekom AG Laboratories, Winterfeldtstra├če 21, 10781 Berlin, Germany)
Fritzsche, Daniel (EICT GmbH, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, 10587 Berlin, Germany)

An increased number of services need bandwidths for their expected qualities, resulting in a continuing growth of capacity in the optical transport networks. The expected tens or hundreds of TBit/s or even PBit/s for the exponential growing capacities requires a rethinking of the network architectures with respect to scalability and cost efficiency. In this paper a highly scalable optical transport network architecture is discussed offering cost effective capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX) expenditures.