Increasing scope for circuit switching in the optical Internet

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This paper points out the benefit and scope of circuit switching in the future optical Internet. Given the increasingly excessive energy consumption by IP-based Internet routers which may lead to a constraint on Internet growth, the profile of Internet traffic and the high utilization achievable by dense wavelength division multiplexing, a conclusion can be made that efficient design of telecommunications network will be based on increasing the role of circuit switching in the future Internet.

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  • Circuit switching
  • Fractional lambda switching
  • Internet power consumption
  • Internet traffic profile
  • Optical Internet
  • Optical flow switching

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  • Moshe Zukerman

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