Optical Networking Standards: A Comprehensive Guide

  • Editors
  • Khurram Kazi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Overview

    1. Khurram Kazi
      Pages 1-13
  3. Optical Transport Network Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Eve Varma, Carmine Daloia
      Pages 17-62
    3. Timothy P. Walker, Khurram Kazi
      Pages 63-117
    4. Huub van Helvoort, Mimi Dannhardt
      Pages 119-152
    5. Enrique J. Hernandez-Valencia
      Pages 153-188
    6. Geoffrey M. Garner, Gert H. Manhoudt
      Pages 189-256
    7. Ghani Abbas
      Pages 295-319
  4. Services Offered Over Transport Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Steven S. Gorshe, Nevin R. Jones
      Pages 373-424
    3. Iftekhar Hussain
      Pages 425-456
    4. Richard Orgias
      Pages 527-548
  5. Control and Management of Transport Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 549-549
    2. Alan McGuire, George Newsome, Lyndon Ong, Jonathan Sadler, Stephen Shew, Eve Varma
      Pages 551-658
  6. Intra-Network Elements and Component-Centric Standards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 659-659
    2. Khurram Kazi
      Pages 661-689
    3. Peter J. J. Stassar
      Pages 691-734
    4. Adam Healey
      Pages 735-764
  7. Standards Development Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 765-765
    2. Tracy Dupree, Stephen J. Trowbridge
      Pages 767-783
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 785-827

About this book


Optical Networking Standards: A Comprehensive Guide for Professionals provides a single source reference of over a hundred standards and industry technical specifications for optical networks at all levels: from components to networking systems through global networks, as well as coverage of networks management and services. This book focuses on the recently approved, adopted and implemented standards that have fueled the development of versatile switches, routers and multi-service provisioning platforms. These networking elements have enabled the service-providers world-wide to offer flexible yet customized bundled-services based on IP, MPLS and Carrier-Grade Ethernet. Highlights include recent advancements involving:

- Critical technical standards and implementation from ITU-T, IETF, MEF, and OIF

- Optimization of SONET/SDH and OTN infrastructure for data delivery, GFP, VCAT and LCAS

- IP, MPLS, Ethernet and Fibre Channel services over public networks

- Optical control plane for dynamically switched optical networks, ASON

- Network survivability and recovery

- Timing in global optical networks

- Architecture of optical transport networks

- Network element design using standardized components and inter-components communication

- Numerous illustrative examples showing actual situations or cases implemented

Lead implementers, contributors and editors of the new standards from networking equipment and VLSI manufacturers and service providers such as AMCC, Agere Systems, British Telecom, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Nortel, Tellabs, PMC-Sierra, Strix Systems and other independent consultants have come together to produce this uniform and complete reference. The volume has been edited by Dr. Khurram Kazi, a networking veteran with over 19 years of real-world expertise in architecting and designing ASICs and systems for SONET, IP, ATM, PDH and Ethernet networks. Dr. Kazi has published refereed articles and conference tutorials on topics ranging from optical components to ASICs and Optical Networks.


ATM Circuit Emulation Service Ethernet Fibre Channel Generic Framing Procedure Gigabit Ethernet Plesiochrone Digitale Hierarchie Standards Storage Area Network Synchrone Digitale Hierarchie WAN communication integrated circuit network router

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-24062-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-24063-3
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