We provide an overview of current, emerging, and future regional (or metro core) optical transport networking architectures. Particular emphasis is placed on matching optical networking features, protocols, and framing techniques to carrier needs and requirements.
© Optical Society of America
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
Original Manuscript: November 16, 2001
Revised Manuscript: November 16, 2001
Published: December 21, 2001
Paul Bonenfant and Antonio Rodriguez Moral, "Regional optical transport networks," J. Opt. Netw. 1, 9-17 (2002)