For a WDM mesh network with shared-path protection, we propose to exploit the holding time of a connection to re(de)fine the customer's availability targets and achieve significant reduction in blocking probability.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4257) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network survivability
(060.4261) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, protection and restoration
M. Tornatore, D. Lucerna, L. Song, B. Mukherjee, and A. Pattavina, "Dynamic SLA Redefinition for Shared-Path-Protected Connections with Known Duration," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWA99.
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