DISCUS: End-to-end network design for ubiquitous high speed broadband services

Marco Ruffini, Nick Doran, Mohand Achouche, Nick Parsons, Thomas Pfeiffer, Xin Yin, Harald Rohde, Marco Schiano, Peter Ossieur, Barry O'Sullivan, Roland Wessaly, Lena Wosinska (+2 others)
2013 2013 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)  
Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) has been long sought as the ultimate solution to satisfy the demand for broadband access in the foreseeable future, and offer distance-independent data rate within access network reach. However, currently deployed FTTP networks have in most cases only replaced the transmission medium, without improving the overall architecture, resulting in deployments that are only cost efficient in densely populated areas (effectively increasing the digital divide). In addition,
more » ... e large potential increase in access capacity cannot be matched by a similar increase in core capacity at competitive cost, effectively moving the bottleneck from access to core. DISCUS is a European Integrated Project that, building on optical-centric solutions such as Long-Reach Passive Optical access and flat optical core, aims to deliver a cost-effective architecture for ubiquitous broadband services. One of the key features of the project is the end-to-end approach, which promises to deliver a complete network design and a conclusive analysis of its economic viability.
doi:10.1109/icton.2013.6602948 fatcat:maapfehn5bdhnbln766c2fo2zi