Towards fifth-generation (5G) optical transport networks

Slavisa Aleksic
2015 2015 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)  
Currently, optical communication systems and networks undergo a radical change from traditional static architectures to more dynamic, flexible, adaptive and energy efficient concepts. In this paper, we briefly review emerging technologies and approaches for future optical networks that will be able to meet the high requirements of current and emerging applications. Such high-capacity, ubiquitous, flexible and energy efficient optical networks are referred here to as fifth-generation (5G) optical transport networks.
doi:10.1109/icton.2015.7193532 fatcat:dm4rhxx6yfhelgzejtmkzmhnza