Optical services over the intelligent optical network

Citation
D. Benjamin et al., Optical services over the intelligent optical network, IEEE COMM M, 39(9), 2001, pp. 73-78
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Information Tecnology & Communication Systems
Journal title
IEEE COMMUNICATIONS MAGAZINE
ISSN journal
0163-6804 → ACNP
Volume
39
Issue
9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
73 - 78
Database
ISI
SICI code
0163-6804(200109)39:9<73:OSOTIO>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
Optical networks are growing at unprecedented rates to accommodate the expl osion in data traffic brought on by new Internet and enterprise application s. Coupled with this growth has been the introduction of client devices (e. g., routers, storage devices, and content servers) at the network edge oper ating at optical line rates. These two trends are changing the fundamental way in which optical transport networks are being architected, deployed, an d managed. Emerging intelligent optical networks address the traffic scalin g challenge. Additionally, when combined with modern service management tec hnologies, these networks open exciting opportunities for delivering new cu stomized optical services directly to end-users, allowing carriers to fully exploit the economics of optical transport. This article presents a networ k framework for delivering optical services.