Access and metro network convergence for flexible end-to-end network design [invited]

M. Ruffini, M. Achouche, A. Arbelaez, R. Bonk, A. di Giglio, N.J. Doran, M. Furdek, R. Jensen, J. Montalvo, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, L. Quesada, C. Raack, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, G. Talli, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, X. YinD.B. Payne

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This paper reports on the architectural, protocol, physical layer, and integrated testbed demonstrations carried out by the DISCUS FP7 consortium in the area of access-metro network convergence. Our architecture modeling results show the vast potential for cost and power savings that node consolidation can bring. The architecture, however, also recognizes the limits of long-reach transmission for low-latency 5G services and proposes ways to address such shortcomings in future projects. The testbed results, which have been conducted end-toend, across access-metro and core, and have targeted all the layers of the network from the application down to the physical layer, show the practical feasibility of the concepts proposed in the project.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-535
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Optical Communications and Networking
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

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Testbeds
Consolidation
Demonstrations
Network protocols
Costs

Keywords

  • 5G architecture
  • Access metro
  • Fixed mobile convergence
  • Flat optical core
  • Long-reach PON
  • Network convergence
  • Next-generation multiwavelength PON
  • Optical island.

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Ruffini, M. ; Achouche, M. ; Arbelaez, A. ; Bonk, R. ; di Giglio, A. ; Doran, N.J. ; Furdek, M. ; Jensen, R. ; Montalvo, J. ; Parsons, N. ; Pfeiffer, T. ; Quesada, L. ; Raack, C. ; Rohde, H. ; Schiano, M. ; Talli, G. ; Townsend, P. ; Wessaly, R. ; Wosinska, L. ; Yin, X. ; Payne, D.B. / Access and metro network convergence for flexible end-to-end network design [invited]. In: Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 524-535.
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In: Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 9, No. 6, 01.06.2017, p. 524-535.

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