Chapter 16

Convergence of IP and Optical Networking

Kristin Rauschenbach and Cesar Santivanez,    Raytheon BBN Technologies, Cambridge, MA, USA

Acknowledgments

The authors acknowledge the important contributions of the PHAROS architecture team for valuable input to this chapter. In particular, Ilia Baldine, Alden Jackson, Will Leland, Walter Milliken, Ram Ramanathan, and Dan Wood contributed to the PHAROS framework and functional architecture described herein.

16.1 Introduction

Increasing demands on capacity, service delivery speed, and variable quality of service are stressing both IP (Internet Protocol) and optical networks. Methods are being sought to provide intelligent provisioning, efficient restoration and recovery from failures, and effective ...

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