Next generation flexible and cognitive heterogeneous optical networks: supporting the evolution to the future internet

Ioannis Tomkos, Marianna Angelou, Ramón J. Durán Barroso, Ignacio de Miguel, Rubén M. Lorenzo Toledo, Domenico Siracusa, Elio Salvadori, Andrzej Tymecki, Yabin Ye, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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Optical networking is the cornerstone of the Future Internet as it provides the physical infrastructure of the core backbone networks. Recent developments have enabled much better quality of service/experience for the end users, enabled through the much higher capacities that can be supported. Furthermore, optical networking developments facilitate the reduction of complexity of operations at the IP layer and therefore reduce the latency of the connections and the expenditures to deploy and operate the networks. New research directions in optical networking promise to further advance the capabilities of the Future Internet. In this book chapter, we highlight the latest activities of the optical networking community and in particular what has been the focus of EU funded research. The concepts of flexible and cognitive optical networks are introduced and their key expected benefits are highlighted. The overall framework envisioned for the future cognitive flexible optical networks are introduced and recent developments are presented.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelThe Future Internet
RedacteurenF. Álvarez
Plaats van productieBerlin
UitgeverijSpringer Open
Aantal pagina's12
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-642-30241-1
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-642-30240-4
StatusGepubliceerd - 2012
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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