Fall 2006 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Reconfigurable Optical Networks

Time 12/07/06 08:45AM-10:00AM

Session Abstract

The increasing need for agility, flexible bandwidth allocation and time or service-dependent reconfigurability of services, along with the cost and architectural inefficiencies of early fixed WDM systems has led to the increasing deployment of reconfigurable optical transport systems. This panel will provide an overview of technology and system options of reconfigurable optical transport systems including Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexrs (ROADMs)such as Wavelength Selective Switches (WSS) as well as Digital Optical Networks to explore the technology implementations, system and network attributes, and architectural impact on R&E networks.

Speakers

Speaker Roy Bowcutt ADVA Optical Networking

Speaker Serge Melle Infinera Corporation

Speaker Steven Robinson Meriton Networks

Speaker Tom McDermott Fujitsu Network Communications

Presentation Media

Secondary tracks What's Next for the Net Network Planning and Engineering

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