Can Metro Networks Be the Next Playground for (True) Elastic Networks

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Layec, Patricia; Dupas, Arnaud; Verchere, Dominique; Bigo, Sebastien (Nokia Bell Labs, 91620 Nozay, France)

We review elastic optical networks experiments and associated use cases. Metro networks are particularly well-suited to the introduction of some level of dynamics in the optical networks, leveraging elastic building blocks such as transponders and optical nodes.