Passive Optical Networks (PON) support subscribers with bandwidth requirements more than 10 Mbps. Fiber and node failures in a PON network can lead to large amounts of data loss, while isolating the central office from the subscribers. Hence, high network availability is desired when a PON is used for business enterprises and for providing mobile backhaul services. To maximize network availability, several protection architectures have been proposed in literature. In this chapter, we critically

First Author: Kavian, Yousef S.; Leeson, Mark S.


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Bibliographic Information

Type: Book Chapter

Book Title: Resilient Optical Network Design: Advances in Fault-Tolerant Methodologies (2012)

Page Reference: 57-87

ISBN: 978-1-61350-426-0