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A suite of optical network testbeds for a realistic evaluation of MAINS' sub-wavelength switched metro network architectures

Georgiades, Michael and Zervas, Georgios S and Simeonidou, Dimitra and Fernandez-Palacios, Juan P and Fullaondo, Jaime and Basham, Mark (2011) 'A suite of optical network testbeds for a realistic evaluation of MAINS' sub-wavelength switched metro network architectures.' In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) 18th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 238-243. ISBN 9781457700255

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This paper discusses the requirements and motivations for setting-up and utilizing two different optical fiber test-beds both of a Telecom Operator as well as the UEssex/JANET Aurora field fiber testbed for optical metro networks research within the EU ICT MAINS project. Using both test-beds the MAINS project aims to evaluate its proposed mesh-ring topologies which feature innovative sub-wavelength switching nodes. Different research and technology attributes are considered for evaluation over the research and real commercial environments. The paper illustrates how the first test-bed scenario is designed to experimentally analyze multi-technology interoperability both at the data and control planes and how the second test-bed scenario with the use of a virtual PC application over sub-wavelength switching ring network aims to validate the proposed solutions with real customers and obtain supportive statistics and performance measures.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 18th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), Agia Napa, Cyprus, May 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords: MAINS;interoperability;mesh ring topology;optical fiber network;optical metro networks;optical network testbeds;sub-wavelength switching;network topology;open systems;optical fibre networks;wavelength division multiplexing;
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 14:32
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2012 14:32

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