CAPEX/OPEX benefits of Alien Wavelengths for the next generation optical Internet

Anna Manolova Fagertun, Sarah Renée Ruepp, Bjarke Skjoldstrup

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Abstract

Standard operational practice mandates deploying expensive transponders at the borders between transport network domains. While this provides service guarantees, it also brings high service cost and increased end-to-end delay for the traffic. Deploying open WDM interfaces, often referred to as Alien Wavelengths, is one solution to overcome these drawbacks. This article provides an overview of the development of the Alien Wavelength technology to date. CAPEX and OPEX savings examples are provided together with an extensive analysis of the application of the open WDM interfaces for supporting the future optical Internet and its demanding applications. Our analysis indicates up to 60% savings in deployment cost and up to 70% savings in power consumption for hight bit-rate services deployed via open WDM interfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Optical Network Design and Modeling conference 2015
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2015
Pages122-127
ISBN (Print)9783901882722
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event19th International Conference on Optical Networks Design & Modelling - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 11 May 201514 May 2015
Conference number: 19

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Optical Networks Design & Modelling
Number19
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period11/05/201514/05/2015

Keywords

  • Alien Wavelength
  • CAPEX
  • OPEX
  • Next generation Internet
  • Future applications

Cite this

Fagertun, A. M., Ruepp, S. R., & Skjoldstrup, B. (2015). CAPEX/OPEX benefits of Alien Wavelengths for the next generation optical Internet. In Proceedings of Optical Network Design and Modeling conference 2015 (pp. 122-127). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ONDM.2015.7127285