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Optical Network Control: Architecture, Protocols, and Standards by Debanjan Saha, Bala Rajagopalan, Greg Bernstein

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7.1. Introduction

Connection provisioning is the act of establishing a connection between two end points in an optical network. Provisioning has traditionally been in response to a service request received by the optical network operator from an external user. Recent developments in automating this process allow such requests to originate from user equipment directly. In either case, connection provisioning requires the identification of the two connection end points and the desired connection attributes. As an example, Figure 7-1 illustrates an optical network and some of the parameters specified during connection provisioning initiated using a traditional management system. In this figure, all the ports are assumed to be OC-48, and the A-end ...

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