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End-to-end network design and experimentation in the DISCUS project


D. Payne, A. Arbelaez, R. Bonk, N. J. Doran, M. Furdek, R. Jensen, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, Luis Quesada, C. Raack, G. Talli, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, L. Wosinska, X. Yin, M. Ruffini

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Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
This paper reports on the overall outcome of the FP7 DISCUS project, which aimed at designing end to end architectures, protocols and a physical layer exploiting Long-Reach Passive Optical Network an integrated access and metro network interconnected with a low cost flat optical core network. Our architectural modelling results show that the benefits of node consolidation on the access side extends also to the core part, by enabling a flattening of the backbone network, bringing a substantial reduction in the number of router ports. In addition we report on testbed results demonstrating end-to-end service provisioning across multiple network layers, from application down to physical layer.
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19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2017)
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2017)
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National University of Ireland, Cork (UCC)
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