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July 17, 2015
Dream of Flexible Telecom Network Becomes Real with SDN and Optical Circuit Switching
by David Altstaetter

In the early part of this decade, the “next big thing” for service provider networks was colorless, directionless, contentionless (CDC) networks. This optical network architecture was designed to allow flexible reconfiguration of optical transport networks for both capacity planning and more short-term optimization of routes based on demand. The longer-term dream included the ability to achieve multi-layer optimization – for […]