Connectivity has become so essential to everyday life that broadband internet is generally considered as infrastructure. With the rise of remote work, the internet of things, video streaming, the metaverse, and more, the demand for high-speed internet has only accelerated. This growing demand challenges equipment vendors, network operators, and municipalities to maximize network capacity while minimizing cost.
Annual exponential traffic growth drives industrial innovation to satisfy fixed and mobile users. The backbone of those Access networks is the passive optical network (PON) which is provided by a myriad of network operators ranging from small local to globally acting internet service providers (ISPs). With the emergence of smart cities, the classical approach for deploying PONs must be adapted to application driven networks to accommodate the associated requirements and at same time be as cost-efficient as possible.
Recent growth in the deployment of xHaul networks including metro and core networks triggers the application of very different technologies to support the increase in link distances and traffic. Critical network design constraints include dense wavelength division multiplexing (D)WDM of channels operating at different data rates, and the deployment of optical amplifiers and dispersion compensation modules (DCMs) to meet power and dispersion budget requirements. Cost-optimized planning of such networks is a challenging task considering the diverse equipment constraints. In this webinar we demonstrate an automated network design that efficiently addresses the challenges and requirements for various types of networks.