B5G-OPEN - Beyond 5G - Optical network continuum (DIT.AD003.124)
Project areaInternet del futuro (DIT.AD003)
Structure responsible for the research project
B5G-OPEN targets the design, prototyping and demonstration of a novel end-to-end integrated packet- optical transport architecture based on MultiBand (MB) optical transmission and switching networks. MB expands the available capacity of optical fibres, by enabling transmission within S, E, and O bands, in addition to commercial C and/or C+L bands, which translates into a potential 10x capacity increase and low-latency for services beyond 5G. To realize multiband networks, technology advances are required, both in data, control and management planes. Concerning devices, these include new amplifiers, filterless subsystems, add/drop multiplexers, etc. Such technology dvances complement novel packet-optical white boxes using flexible sliceable Bandwidth Variable Transceivers and novel pluggable optics. The availability of MB transmission will also lead to a complete redesign of the end-to-end architecture, removing boundaries between network domains and reducing electronic intermediate terminations.
Start date of activity
5G, poptical network
Last update: 08/12/2023