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Why optical packet switching failed and can elastic optical networks take its place?

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In this special issue devoted to the memory of Prof. Fabio Neri we would like to look back at the time of the international research projects where some of us collaborated with him. On the basis of our personal experience of the time and the current viewpoint, we will discuss why Optical Packet Switching (OPS) is a technology that never came to market in spite of the great amount of research that was devoted to it. Then we will explore how Elastic Optical Network came to the stage more recently, somewhat overcoming the OPS technical proposal both in the interest of the researchers as well as of the industry.
Tijdschrift: OPTICAL SWITCHING AND NETWORKING
ISSN: 1872-9770
Volume: 44
Aantal pagina's: 1
Jaar van publicatie:2022
Toegankelijkheid:Closed