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Intelligent metro network
Author(s): Zhongsheng Luo; Yulun Kan; Licun Wang
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Paper Abstract

Metro networks have evolved dynamically since its position in the network infrastructure. To gain competitive advantage in this attractive market, carriers should emphasize not only just the power of their networks in terms of the speed, number of channels, distance covered, but also the network's versatility in supporting variety of access interfaces, flexibility in bandwidth provisioning, ability of differentiated service offering, and capability of network management. Based on an overview of four emerging metro network technologies, an intelligent metro network control platform is introduced. The intelligent control platform is necessary for carriers to meet the new metro requirements. Intelligent control and management functions of the platform are proposed respectively. Intelligent metro network will bridge the metro gap and open up a whole new set of services and applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2001
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4583, Metro and Access Networks, (16 October 2001);
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Zhongsheng Luo, ZTE Corp. (China)
Yulun Kan, ZTE Corp. (China)
Licun Wang, ZTE Corp. (China)

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

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