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2009 Sixth International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems. Broadnets 2009 (2009)
Madrid
Sept. 14, 2009 to Sept. 16, 2009
ISSN: 2150-4903
ISBN: 978-963-9799-49-3
pp: 1-7
Chris Develder , Dept. of Information Technology (INTEC), IBCN, Ghent University - IBBT, Belgium
Georgios S. Zervas , School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex Colchester, UK
Dimitra Simeonidou , School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex Colchester, UK
Carla Raffaelli , DEIS - University of Bologna, Italy
Michele Savi , DEIS - University of Bologna, Italy
Reza Nejabati , School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex Colchester, UK
Marc De Leenheer , Dept. of Information Technology (INTEC), IBCN, Ghent University - IBBT, Belgium
Didier Colle , Dept. of Information Technology (INTEC), IBCN, Ghent University - IBBT, Belgium
Nicola Ciulli , Nextworks s.r.l., Pisa, Italy
Gino Carrozzo , Nextworks s.r.l., Pisa, Italy
Marco Schiano , Transport & OPB Innovation, Telecom Italia, Torino, Italy
ABSTRACT
This paper presents a programmable multi-granular optical cross connect (MG-OXC) and network architecture deployable in multi-service and multi-provider networks. The concept of programmable MG-OXC is introduced to provide a way of utilizing multiple switching/transport granularities to efficiently support the emerging traffic demands in both core and metro networks. For this reason, the supported bandwidth granularities include full lambdas, sub- and super-lambdas and multiple transport formats such as bursts, flows and packets. The programmability is envisaged by a software/hardware platform that simplifies network control, re-planning at the logical level and end-to-end service transparency, by translating the technology-specific information to technology independent services in an abstracted and logical manner.
INDEX TERMS
multi-access systems, optical burst switching, optical fibre networks, optical interconnections, telecommunication traffic, transparency
CITATION

G. S. Zervas et al., "Programmable multi-granular optical networks: requirements and architecture," 2009 Sixth International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems. Broadnets 2009(BROADNETS), Madrid, 2009, pp. 1-7.
doi:10.4108/ICST.BROADNETS2009.7402
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