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One of the main drawbacks of classical Optical Burst Switching (OBS) solutions is the loss of bursts when contentions occur. Time-domain Wavelength Interleaved Networking (TWIN) is a lossless solution with contention resolution in the edge nodes providing a simple and passive switching in the core nodes and satisfying both low-energy and efficient bandwidth(More)
This paper proposes a novel Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) architecture called Multi-hEad sub-wavElength swiTching (MEET). Compared with the current architectures, MEET proposes to aggregate traffic using passive optical nodes instead of using electrical nodes (switches and routers). Several options regarding a potential control plane are compared in terms(More)
Resource allocation mechanism remains a challenging issue in the conception of the actual and future networks. In this paper, we study several resource allocation schemes for the control plane of a lossless Optical Burst Switching (OBS) solution. We carry out a comparison of the proposed schemes using simulation approach. The performances of the proposed(More)
The increasing of traffic in transport networks, and consequently of the power consumption, is motivating to search new solutions to improve the energy efficiency of the networks. In this work, we investigate new switching paradigms based on time-domain optical sub-wavelength switching technologies and we determine the dimensioning of networks employing(More)
In this paper, we study several alternatives of protection for a time-domain wavelength interleaved network (TWIN), an optical burst switching technology for transport networks with active edge nodes, passive core nodes, and time-slotted operation. The main difference between those alternatives concerns the degree of resource sharing (transmitters,(More)
The continuous growth of traffic volumes is making the consumed energy, in telecommunication networks, a critical issue. In this context, the implementation of new content distribution solutions will speed up this traffic increase. In particular, these solutions will significantly impact the traffic profile in metro networks. The current centralized traffic(More)
We present for the first time the experimental demonstration of a Real-Time control-plane on the Multi-hEad sub-wavElength swiTching (MEET), Metro architecture. The key control assets are calculated and provided to the edge nodes in a form of grant files. These grant files eliminate the contention possibility at source nodes and destinations, thus they(More)
Facing a tremendous IP traffic growth that does not bring significant revenues, ISPs need to improve network efficiency. They work with equipment manufacturers on solutions to improve synergies between the packet and the optical layer. If the available IP & Optical convergence solutions answer today's issues, they do not help handling the traffic(More)
New time-slotted subwavelength switching paradigms have been proposed as promising solutions to exploit the subwavelength bandwidth overcoming many limitations of traditional optical burst switching (OBS) schemes. Since these new paradigms are based on fix-sized bursts transmitted during time slots, the efficient assembly of IP packets into optical bursts(More)
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