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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 445–462

Consolidation strategies of provisioning-oriented optical networks

Tamás Kárász  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 5, Issue 6, pp. 445-462 (2006)

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Fast provisioning capabilities enabled by signaling intelligence and automated switching flexibility are becoming fundamental features of next-generation networks based on optical transport. In recent years numerous research and development projects, standardization activities, and a large number of publications have been devoted to fast-provisioning-enabled optical networks. However, in the related research activities less attention has been paid to network state evolution during the provisioning process. Our main scope is, based on a three-phase network development life cycle, to define different consolidation strategies to improve the performance of provisioning-oriented optical networks. The proposal is motivated by the inherent lack of capacity efficiency of optical channel provisioning processes.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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(000.1200) General : Announcements, awards, news, and organizational activities
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications

ToC Category:
High Availability in Optical Networks

Original Manuscript: February 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2006
Published: May 9, 2006

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Tamás Kárász, "Consolidation strategies of provisioning-oriented optical networks," J. Opt. Netw. 5, 445-462 (2006)

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