Comparative Study of Network Cost and Power Consumption between a 100-Gb/s-Based Single-Line-Rate Network and a 100-G&400-Gb/s-Based Flexible-Bitrate Network in Three Different Network Topologies


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E97-B   No.7   pp.1295-1302
Publication Date: 2014/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E97.B.1295
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Joint Special Section on Opto-electronics and Communications for Future Optical Network)
400-Gb/s signal,  100-Gb/s signal,  performance margins,  single-line-rate network,  flexible-bitrate network,  transmission reach,  regenerator,  network cost,  power consumption,  

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This paper presents a comparative study of the number of pieces of optical transport equipment, network cost and power consumption depending on the transmission reach of the 400-Gb/s-based signal between flexible-bitrate networks using 100-Gb/s and 400-Gb/s signals and 100-Gb/s-based single-line-rate networks. In this study, we use three types of network topologies: a North American network topology, a European network topology and a Japan photonic network topology. As for the transmission reach of the 400-Gb/s-based signal, considering performance margins, different transmission reaches of the 400-Gb/s signal are assumed varying from 300km to 600km with 100-km increments. We show that the 100-Gb/s and 400-Gb/s-based flexible-bitrate networks are effective for cutting the total number of pieces of equipment and could be effective for reducing network cost and power consumption depending on the transmission reach of the 400-Gb/s signal in the case of a relatively small-scale network.