Naveen Bisht and Raj Jain, "Optical Networking: Recent Advances, Trends, and Issues," Annual Review of Communications, Vol. 55, International Engineering Consortium, Chicago, IL, November 2002, ISBN: 1-931695-02-4.


This paper summarizes the latest optical telecom networking market developments. Issues that are being debated hotly in the networking community are presented. This includes the issue of traffic glut vs growth, optical vs electrical switching, Ethernet vs SONET, and mesh vs ring. We then also explain the trend towards optical crossconnects.

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