All-Optical Remote Node for Cost-Effective Metro-Access Convergence
Pedro, J. M.
; Santos, J.
Silva, H. A.
Pires, J. J. O.
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.