Capex comparison between link-by-link and end-to-end grooming in a European backbone network

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This paper compares the traditional link-by-link traffic grooming approach to the end-to-end grooming solution where OXCs are present in all network nodes. The comparison is made based on the difference in expected capital expenditures between both approaches. We indicate that, as traffic grows, there comes a point where the savings in IP layer expenses… (More)

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