R. Jain and N. Bisht, "Current Issues and Trends in Optical Networking," in Global Optical Communications - Business Briefing Vol. 2, published by World Market Research Centre Ltd (www.wmrc.com), London, UK, 6 pp., June 2002.

Issues that are being debated hotly in the networking community are the issues of traffic glut vs growth, optical vs electrical switching, Ethernet vs SONET, and mesh vs ring. We present these issues and summarize the current trends in optical networking.

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