UltraFlow Access Networks: a Dual-Mode Solution for the Access Bottleneck

TitleUltraFlow Access Networks: a Dual-Mode Solution for the Access Bottleneck
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsKazovsky, L. G., A. R. Dhaini, M D. Leenheer, T S. Shen, S. Yin, and B. A. Detwiler
Conference NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) 2013
Date PublishedJune 2013
Conference LocationCartagena, Spain
Abstract

 
Optical Flow Switching (OFS) is promised to be an efficient solution for large Internet data transfers. In this paper, we introduce UltraFlow Access, a novel optical access network architecture that offers dual- mode service to its end-users: IP and OFS. With UltraFlow Access, we design and implement a new control plane and a novel dual-mode network stack to ensure efficient connection setup, and reliable and optimal data transmission. Experimental testbed results demonstrate concurrent error-free transmission of 10 Gbps per-wavelength OFS and 1.25 Gbps conventional IP, delivered over the same infrastructure.