IP Optical Interworking
I believe that IP/Optical integrated network solutions are working and available from a technical perspective these days. Indeed, companies have shown and tested colored optical router interface interworking with DWDM transport systems, control plane interworking for automated service set-up and network restoration, and integration of router and optical transport domains into a common network management platform. However, I think that there are other non-technical challenges that are blocking the introduction of integrated solutions.
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