Optical Network Management and Control

Robert D. Doverspike, Jennifer Yates
2012 Proceedings of the IEEE  
| While dense wavelength division multiplexing equipment has been deployed in networks of major telecommunications carriers for over a decade, the capabilities of its networking and associated network control and management have not caught up to those of digital cross-connect systems and packet-switched counterparts in higher layer networks. We shed light on this situation by examining the current structure of the optical layer, its relationship to other network technology layers, and current
more » ... twork management and control implementations. We provide additional insight by explaining how a combination of business and technical perspectives has driven evolution of the optical layer. We conclude by exploring activities to close this gap in the future. KEYWORDS | Network control; network layers optical layer; network management NOMENCLATURE B-DCS Broadband digital cross-connect system. BoD Bandwidth on demand. CCAMP Common control and measurement plane. CMIP Common management information protocol. CLI Command line interface. CMISE Common management information service. CO Central office. CORBA Common object request broker architecture.
doi:10.1109/jproc.2011.2182169 fatcat:wvz7u2sxuzgshcqjtg4upc2y2y