July 17, 2017

Multi-service SDN controlled reconfigurable long-reach optical access network

  • Blumm C.
  • Bonk R.
  • Brandonisio N.
  • Carey D.
  • Hill A.
  • Mcgettrick S.
  • Naughton A.
  • Ossieur P.
  • Parsons N.
  • Payne D.
  • Pfeiffer T.
  • Porto S.
  • Ruffini M.
  • Slyne F.
  • Talli G.
  • Townsend P.

The convergence of multiple service demands and different user types on a single physical layer can be enabled by dynamically reconfigurable time-division multiplexing (TDM) dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) long-reach passive optical networks (PONs). In this paper we demonstrate two TDM-DWDM PON designs, the first one for densely populated urban areas and the second one better suited for rural deployment. Heterogeneous services and modulation formats, i.e. residential 10G PON channels, business 100G dedicated channel and wireless fronthaul are demonstrated experimentally coexisting on long reach TDM-DWDM PON systems, with at least 100km reach, 1024 users and emulated system load of 40 channels. End-to-end software defined networking (SDN) management of the access and core network elements is also implemented and integrated with the PON physical layer in order to demonstrate two service use cases: a fast protection mechanism with end-to-end service restoration in the case of a primary link failure; and dynamic wavelength allocation (DWA) in response to an increased traffic demand.

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