Automatic Switched Optical Network (ASON) Architecture and Its Related Protocols

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipo WG)
Author Osama Aboul-Magd 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2002-03-04)
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This draft describes the main architectural principles of the automatic switched optical networks (ASON) work that has recently been approved by the ITU-T [2,3]. ASON architecture defines a set of reference points (interfaces) that allows ASON clients to request network services across those reference points.


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