Metro Architectures enabliNg Subwavelengths: Rationale and Technical challenges

Juan Fernandez-Palacios, N. Gutierrez, Gino Carrozzo, Giacomo Bernini, Javier Aracil, Victor Lopez, Georgios Zervas, Reza Nejabati, Dimitra Simeonidou, Mark Basham, Dora Christofi

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This paper proposes a new Metro Network Architecture based on two key technological pillars: the subwavelength optical switching technologies in the Data Plane (i.e. optical bursts and packets), and an enhanced GMPLS architecture in the Control Plane to extend network control to the subwavelengths, and ease the interworking of network and IT resources. The proposed architecture promises greater cost efficiency, lower resource consumption, improved reliability and lower latency, compared to current metro network architectures
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication This paper appears in: Future Network and Mobile Summit, 2010
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-905824-16-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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