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Planning and deployment of DWDM systems: a reality
Author(s): Data Sharan Mishra
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Paper Abstract

The new definition and implementation of new communication network architectures and elements in the present data-centric world are due to dramatic change in technology, explosive growth in bandwidth requirement and de-regulated, privatized and competitive telecommunication market. Network Convergence, Disruptive Technology and Convulsive Market are the basic forces who are pushing the future network towards Packet based Optical Core Network and varieties of Access Network along with integrated NMS. Well-known Moore's law governs the result of progress in silicon processing and accordingly the present capacity of network must be multiplied by 100 times in 10 years. To build a global network which is 100 times powerful than present one by scaling up today's technology can not be a practical solution due to requirement of 100 fold increase in cost, power and size. Today's two network (Low delay, fixed bandwidth, Poisson voice traffic based, circuit-switched PSTN/PLMN and variable delay, variable bandwidth, no-guaranteed QoS based packet switched internet) are converging towards two-layer network (IP and ATM in lower layer; DWDM in network layer). SDH Network which was well drafted before explosive data traffic and was best suitable for Interoperability, Survivability, Reliability and Manageability will be taken over by DWDM Network by 2005 due to 90% of data traffic. This paper describes the way to build the Communication Network (either by migration or by overlay) with an overview of the equipment and technologies required to design the DWDM Network. Service Providers are facing tough challenges for selection of emerging technologies and advances in network standard for bandwidth hungry, valued customers. The reduction of cost of services due to increased competition , explosive growth of internet and 10GbE Ethernet (which is being considered as an end-to-end network solution) have given surprise to many network architects and designers. To provide transparency to data-rate and data-format the gap between electrical layer and Optical backbone layer has to be filled. By partitioning the Optical Bandwidth of Optical Fibre Cable into the wavelengths (32 to 120) Wavelength Division Multiplexing can transport data rate from 10MB/s to 10GB/s on each wavelength. In this paper we will analyze the difficult strategies of suppliers and obstacles in the way of service providers to make DWDM a reality in the field either as Upgrade or Overlay or New Network. The difficult constraint of protection scheme with respect to compatibility with existing network and network under development has to sorted out along with present standard of Optical Fibre to carry DWDM signal in cost effective way to Access , Edge and Metro part of our network. The future of IP under DWDM is going to be key element for Network Planners in future. Fundamental limitation of bit manipulation in Photonic domain will have implication on the network design, cost and migration to all optical network because Photons are computer un-friendly and not mature enough to give memory and logic devices. In the environment of heterogeneous traffic the DWDM based All Optical Network should behave as per expectation of users whose primary traffic will be multi-media IP type. The quality of service (QoS), Virtual Path Network (VPN) over DWDM, OXC and intelligence at the edge will play a major role in future deployment of DWDM in our network . The development of improved fiber characteristics, EDFAs and Photonic component has led the carriers to go for Dense WDM Network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4583, Metro and Access Networks, (16 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445121
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Data Sharan Mishra, Emirates Telecommunication Corp. (United Arab Emirates)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4583:
Metro and Access Networks
Wanyi Gu; Jianhui Zhou; Jin-Yi Pan, Editor(s)

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