Augmented and cost-optimized network resilience exploiting DCI oriented muxponders, OTN switching and network clustering

Conference: Photonische Netze - 19. ITG-Fachtagung
06/11/2018 - 06/12/2018 at Leipzig, Deutschland

Proceedings: ITG-Fb. 279: Photonische Netze

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gangopadhyay, Bodhisattwa (Coriant Portugal, R. Irmãos Siemens 1-1A, 2720-093 Amadora, Portugal)
Pedro, Joao (Coriant Portugal, R. Irmãos Siemens 1-1A, 2720-093 Amadora, Portugal & Instituto de Telecomunicações, Av. Ro-visco Pais 1, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal)
Spaelter, Stefan (Coriant GmbH, Sankt-Martin-Str. 76, 81541 Munich, Germany)

Augmenting network resilience is of utmost importance with any telecommunication operator. However, doing it in a cost-efficient way is critical as every effort is made to drive down the cost-per-bit that one spends. Thus, an approach is needed to use state-of-the-art technology with advanced optimization algorithms to achieve a higher resiliency state but at nominal increase of cost, which is a contradiction in general. The authors explain a disruptive approach that challenges the need for growth of the of the OTN switches, which is known to be unsustainable beyond a certain extent, while exploiting DCI cloud-oriented high capacity muxponders to complement universal OTN switching. Alongside, the authors describe a network clustering algorithm that is key to provide enhanced network resiliency.