TomorrowUs networks will integrate optical transmission and IP to deliver
unprecedented performance and manageability. Next Generation Optical
Networks gives both electrical and data networking engineers essential
information for building these networks. It reviews emerging standards such as
MPLS and MPLmS, key optical technologies, and critical applications for
enterprise, ISP, and carrier environments.
Introduction to Carrier Network Architectures.
IP as Unifying Protocol Infrastructure. The
Traditional Carrier Network Architecture. Next-Generation Carrier Networks.
Summary. Recommended Reading.
2. Optical Networking Standardization.
Standardization Activities and Targets.
Activities of the T1 Committee and Its T1X1 Subcommittee. Activities of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). Activities of the
Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF). Activities of the IETF. Summary.
3. Optical Networking Technology Fundamentals.
Optical Transmission Technologies. Optical
Transmission Systems. Data Transmission Technologies. Network Survivability
Principles. Summary. Recommended Reading.
4. Existing and Future Optical Control Planes.
Static IP Optical Overlay Model. Static Optical
Control Plane. Restoration. Dynamic IP Optical Overlay Control Plane. Wavelength
Routing Overlay Model. Architecture and Elements. Wavelength Routing Control
Plane. Lightpath Provisioning. Wavelength Conversion. Restoration. Integrated IP
Optical Peer Control Plane. Applicability Considerations. MPLmS Model.
Architecture and Elements. MPLmS Control Plane. Lightpath Provisioning.
Restoration. Summary. Recommended Reading.
5. Optical Networking Applications and Case Examples.
Optical End-to-End Networking Design Trends.
Metro Solutions. Core Solutions. Conclusions. Case Example A: Next-Generation
Storage Networks. Case Example B: Next-Generation Internet Service Provider.
Case Example C: Next-Generation Carrier. Summary. Recommended Reading.