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Optical IP switching a solution to dynamic lightpath establishment in disaggregated network architectures

Mulvihill, G. and Ruffini, M. and Smyth, Frank and Barry, Liam P. and Doyle, Linda and O'Mahony, Donal (2006) Optical IP switching a solution to dynamic lightpath establishment in disaggregated network architectures. In: ICTON 2006 - 8th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, June 2006, Nottingham, UK.

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Abstract

The landscape of the telecommunications environment is constantly evolving; in terms of architecture and increasing data-rate. Ensuring that routing decisions are taken at the lowest possible layer offers the possibility of greatest data throughput. We propose using wavelengths in a DWDM scheme as dedicated channels that bypass the routing lookup in a router. The future trend of telecommunications industry is, however, toward larger numbers of interlinked competing operator networks. This in turn means there is a lack of a unified control plane to allow current networks to dynamically provision optical paths. This paper will report on the concept of optical IP switching. This concept seeks to address optical control plane issues in disaggregated networks while providing a means to dynamically provision optical paths to cater for large data flows.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Engineering > Optical communication
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Research Initiatives and Centres > Research Institute for Networks and Communications Engineering (RINCE)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2006.248405
Copyright Information:©2006 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
ID Code:2329
Deposited On:19 Jan 2009 16:27 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 19 Jan 2009 16:27

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