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Photonic Internet Lab.: Breakthrough for Leading Edge Photonic-GMPLS
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2004/03/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Internet Technology IV)
GMPLS, photonic, Internet, Internet operability,
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Photonic Internet Lab. (PIL) is shooting for the leading edge photonic-GMPLS (Generalized Multi-protocol Label Switching) that utilizes wide-band, cost-effective photonic technology to implement IP-centric managed networks. PIL is a consortium for researching the GMPLS protocol and advancing a de facto standard in this area. Members make leading edge GMPLS code modules and test them at the lab site. The experimental results, new ideas, and protocols are contributed to standardization bodies such as IETF and OIF. This paper also describes the world's first trial of GMPLS multi-region (multi-layer), multi-route, multi-vender signaling.