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Software defined multi-OLT passive optical network for flexible traffic allocation
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Paper Abstract

With the rapid growth of 4G mobile network and vehicular network services,mobile terminal users have increasing demand on data sharing among different radio remote units (RRUs) and roadside units (RSUs). Meanwhile, commercial video-streaming, video/voice conference applications delivered through peer-to-peer (P2P) technology are still keep on stimulating the sharp increment of bandwidth demand in both business and residential subscribers. However, a significant issue is that, although wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) technology have been proposed to fulfil the ever-increasing bandwidth demand in access network, the bandwidth of optical fiber is not unlimited due to the restriction of optical component properties and modulation/demodulation technology, and blindly increase the wavelength cannot meet the cost-sensitive characteristic of the access network. In this paper, we propose a software defined multi-OLT PON architecture to support efficient scheduling of access network traffic. By introducing software defined networking technology and wavelength selective switch into TWDM PON system in central office, multiple OLTs can be considered as a bandwidth resource pool and support flexible traffic allocation for optical network units (ONUs). Moreover, under the configuration of the control plane, ONUs have the capability of changing affiliation between different OLTs under different traffic situations, thus the inter-OLT traffic can be localized and the data exchange pressure of the core network can be released. Considering this architecture is designed to be maximum following the TWDM PON specification, the existing optical distribution network (ODN) investment can be saved and conventional EPON/GPON equipment can be compatible with the proposed architecture. What’s more, based on this architecture, we propose a dynamic wavelength scheduling algorithm, which can be deployed as an application on control plane and achieve effective scheduling OLT wavelength resources between different OLTs based on various traffic situation. Simulation results show that, by using the scheduling algorithm, network traffic between different OLTs can be optimized effectively, and the wavelength utilization of the multi-OLT system can be improved due to the flexible wavelength scheduling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10158, Optical Communication, Optical Fiber Sensors, and Optical Memories for Big Data Storage, 101581L (25 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2247448
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Shizong Zhang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Beijing Advanced Innovation Ctr. for Future Internet Technology (China)
Rentao Gu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Beijing Advanced Innovation Ctr. for Future Internet Technology (China)
Yuefeng Ji, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Beijing Advanced Innovation Ctr. for Future Internet Technology (China)
Jiawei Zhang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Hui Li, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Beijing Advanced Innovation Ctr. for Future Internet Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10158:
Optical Communication, Optical Fiber Sensors, and Optical Memories for Big Data Storage

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