Abstract

The Core Optical Networks (CORONET) program addresses the development of architectures, protocols, and network control and management to support the future advanced requirements of both commercial and government networks, with a focus on highly dynamic and highly resilient multi-terabit core networks. CORONET encompasses a global network supporting a combination of IP and wavelength services. Satisfying the aggressive requirements of the program required a comprehensive approach addressing connection setup, restoration, quality of service, network design, and nodal architecture. This paper addresses the major innovations developed in Phase 1 of the program by the team led by Telcordia and AT&T. The ultimate goal is to transfer the technology to commercial and government networks for deployment in the next few years.

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