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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: Keren Bergman and Vincent Chan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: A205–A218

Future Internet Infrastructure Based on the Transparent Integration of Access and Core Optical Transport Networks

T. Orphanoudakis, H.-C. Leligou, E. Kosmatos, and A. Stavdas  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. A205-A218 (2009)

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It is increasingly recognized that the Internet is transforming into a platform providing services beyond today's expectations. To successfully realize this transformation, the structural limitations of current networking architectures must be raised so that information transport infrastructure gracefully evolves to address transparent core-access integration, optical flow/packet transport, and end-to-end service delivery capability, overcoming the limitations of segmentation between access, metro, and core networks and domains. We propose and evaluate an integrated control plane for optical access and core networks, which addresses the above consideration. The proposed control plane can lead to a unified transport infrastructure integrating state-of-the-art components and technologies including wavelength division multiplexing, passive optical networking, and optical packet routers with inherent traffic grooming capabilities. The performance of the proposed architecture is assessed by means of simulation in terms of cost, resource utilization, and delay.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

ToC Category:
Optical Networks for the Future Internet

Original Manuscript: November 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2008
Published: July 1, 2009

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Optical Networks for the Future Internet (2009) Journal of Optical Networking

T. Orphanoudakis, H.-C. Leligou, E. Kosmatos, and A. Stavdas, "Future Internet Infrastructure Based on the Transparent Integration of Access and Core Optical Transport Networks," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 1, A205-A218 (2009)

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