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Advances in Packet Optical Transport in Optical Networking and Broadband Transmission

Kumar N. Sivarajan

Tejas Networks

CONTENTS

10.1    Introduction

10.2    Optical Transport

10.3    Transport Networks of the Past and the Future

10.4    Packet Transport

10.5    Quality of Service

10.6    Synchronization

10.7    Optical Transport Networks

10.8    DWDM Developments

10.9    Converged Packet Optical

10.10  Conclusion

Further Reading

10.1  INTRODUCTION

Over the last few years, communication technology has been advancing at a rapid pace. We have moved from landline phones to feature-rich smartphones, connected over high-speed, wireless, third-generation (3G) links. Data communication has moved from desktops and the dial-up Internet to laptops, ...

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