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All-Optical Remote Node for Cost-Effective Metro-Access Convergence

Pato, S. ; Pedro, J. M. ; Santos, J. ; Silva, H. A. ; Pires, J. J. O. ; Monteiro, P.

All-Optical Remote Node for Cost-Effective Metro-Access Convergence, Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Sta Maria Feira, Portugal, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, May, 2009.

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The current deployment of optical fiber in the access network will enable the convergence of access and metro networks. This paper proposes a novel remote node architecture for the deployment of all-optical converged metro-access networks meeting the requirements of backward compatibility and single subscriber terminal specification. Moreover, a cost analysis is used to clearly demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of the envisioned system over known alternatives.