June 16, 2017

Access and metro network convergence for flexible end to end networks [invited]

  • A. Arbelaez
  • A. Di Giglio
  • Achouche M.
  • Bonk R.
  • C. Raack
  • G. Talli
  • H. Rohde
  • J. Montalvo
  • L. Quesada
  • M. Furdek
  • M. Ruffini
  • M. Schiano
  • N. J. Doran
  • N. Parsons
  • P. Townsend
  • Pfeiffer T.
  • R. Jensen
  • R. Wessaly

This paper reports on the architectural, protocol, physical layer and integrated testbed demonstrations carried out by the DISCUS FP7 consortium in the area of accessmetro network convergence. Our architecture modelling results show the vast potential for cost and power savings that node consolidation can bring. The architecture however also recognises the limitations of long-reach transmission for low latency 5G services, and proposes how to address such shortcomings in future projects. The testbed results, which have been conducted end-to-end, across access-metro and core, and have targeted all the layers of the network, from the application down to the physical layer, show the practical feasibility of the concepts proposed in the project.

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