A Suite of Optical Network Testbeds for a Realistic Evaluation of MAINS’ Sub-Wavelength Switched Metro Network

Michael Georgiades, Jaime Fullaondo, Georgios Zervas, Dimitra Simeonidou, Juan Fernandez-Palacios, Mark Basham

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Abstract

This paper discusses the requirements and motivations for setting-up and utilizing two different optical fiber test-beds both of a Telecom Operator as well as the UEssex/JANET Aurora field fiber testbed for optical metro networks research within the EU ICT MAINS project. Using both test-beds the MAINS project aims to evaluate its proposed mesh-ring topologies which feature innovative sub-wavelength switching nodes. Different research and technology attributes are considered for evaluation over the research and real commercial environments. The paper illustrates how the first test-bed scenario is designed to experimentally analyze multi-technology interoperability both at the data and control planes and how the second test-bed scenario with the use of a virtual PC application over sub-wavelength switching ring network aims to validate the proposed solutions with real customers and obtain supportive statistics and performance measures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 18th International Conference onTelecommunications (ICT), 2011
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0025-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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