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Access and metro network convergence for flexible end-to-end network design

Authors: 

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

Publication Type: 
Refereed Original Article
Abstract: 
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-to-end, 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.
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.1364/JOCN.9.000524
Publication Status: 
Published
Publication Date: 
01/06/2017
Journal: 
Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
Institution: 
National University of Ireland, Cork (UCC)
Open access repository: 
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