Future Proof Access Networks for B2B Applications

Pawel Parol, Michał Pawłowski


The paper offers an innovative approach for building future proof access network dedicated to B2B (Business To Business) applications. The conceptual model of considered network is based on three main assumptions. Firstly, we present a network design based on passive optical LAN architecture utilizing proven GPON (Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network) technology. Secondly, the new business model is proposed. Finally, the major advantage of the solution is an introduction of SDN (Software-Defined Networking) paradigm to GPON area. Thanks to such approach network configuration can be easily adapted to business customers' demands and needs that can change dynamically over the time. The proposed solution provides a high level of service flexibility and supports sophisticated methods allowing users' traffic forwarding in efficient way. The paper extends a description of the OpenFlowPLUS protocol proposed in [18] . Additionally it provides an exemplary logical scheme of traffic forwarding relevant for GPON devices employing the OpenFlowPLUS solution.

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