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Cost effective broadband architecture for metro networks

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1 Author(s)
Pare, L.-R. ; Nortel Networks, Montreal, Que., Canada

Increasing need for data and storage connectivity has significantly increased demand for more widespread broadband networking. In metro networks, optical-Ethernet is providing the first step of converged broadband network infrastructure for Layer-2 and Layer 1 services. The next step in optical broadband service architecture leads to the next level of packet-optical convergence, with more packet based functionality, like encapsulation, switching, and optimization of data services while maintaining the carrier grade, scalability and customer security attributes needed in a service provider network. Packet/Optical convergence delivers dramatic network cost savings through: functional integration, network convergence, nodal consolidation, bandwidth efficiency, operational simplicity. Network management and service management capability is being added to a packet/optical network.

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Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2003. LEOS 2003. The 16th Annual Meeting of the IEEE  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

27-28 Oct. 2003