B5G-OPEN Project extremely active at the EuCNC 2023 Conference in Gotenburgh, Sweden. A dedicated B5G-OPEN booth presented all project activities and results. In addition, two Posters showed relevant project activities in the field of multiband data plane infrastructure and packet-optical networking. Furthermore, Emilio Riccardi (TIM) provided a B5G-OPEN talk on “An operators’ perspective on the migration to multi-band networks” at the Special Session entitled “Novel technologies in disaggregated packet-optical networks
Th eTest, Measurement and KPIs Validation Working Group of the 5G Public Private Partnership just released a new whiteppaer covering the Beyond 5G/6G KPI Measurement white_paper_b5g-6g_kpi_measurement_FINAL
Three days of brainstorming and fruitful discussions
The following 13 (!) B5G-OPEN works will be presented at the OFC Conference: #1 Velasco, P. Gonzalez, and M. Ruiz, “An Intelligent Optical Telemetry Architecture” Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), 2023. Abstract: A distributed telemetry system is proposed with agents receiving and analyzing data before sending to a centralized manager. Intelligent data aggregation on optical constellations telemetry largely reduces data rate without introducing significant error. #2 Istvan Pelle, Francesco Paolucci, Balazs
Full day brainstorming and fruitful discussions!
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The beyond 5G transmission scenario requires new and cost/power-effective solutions for mid/long term evolution while preserving the growing capacity per optical interfaces and cards. Under the Beyond 5G paradigm (i.e., beyond first focused and standalone 5G trials), the network should be capable of supporting massive small cell deployments, as well as the widespread end-to-end (E2E) support to heterogeneous use cases with considerably different requirements in terms of connectivity, latency and
Y. Wang, S. Bhat, N. Tessema, R. Kraemer, A. Napoli, G. Delrosso, and N. Calabretta “Ultrawide-band Low Polarization Sensitivity 3-μm SOI Arrayed Waveguide Gratings” https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9760169 Abstract: An ultrawide-band (UWB), O- to L- band, polarization insensitive (PI) 1 × 12 100 GHz channel spacing arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) is designed and realized in 3-μm Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) platform. PI and UWB operations are achieved by directly exploiting the UWB 3-μm PI silicon
Francesco Paolucci; Andrea Sgambelluri; Moises Felipe Silva; Alessandro Pacini; Piero Castoldi; Luca Valcarenghi; Filippo Cugini “Peer-to-peer disaggregated telemetry for autonomic machine-learning-driven transceiver operation” https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9812947 Abstract: Autonomic networking and monitoring will drive the evolution of next generation software defined networking (SDN) optical networks towards the zero touch networking paradigm. Optical telemetry services will play a key role to enable advanced network awareness at device and component granularity. Optical disaggregation is
Matheus Sena, Pratim Hazarika, Caio Santos, Bruno Correia, Robert Emmerich, Behnam Shariati, Antonio Napoli, Vittorio Curri, Wladek Forysiak, Colja Schubert, Johannes K. Fischer, Ronald Freund “Advanced DSP-based Monitoring for Spatially resolved and Wavelength-dependent Amplifier Gain Estimation and Fault Location in C+L band Systems” https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9896153 Abstract — The development of efficient anomaly detection schemes is a key element for the implementation of autonomous optical networks as they can help telecom operators
Filippo Cugini, Davide Scano, Alessio Giorgetti, Andrea Sgambelluri, Lorenzo De Marinis, Piero Castoldi, Francesco Paolucci “Telemetry and AI-based Security P4 Applications for Optical Networks” https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9905738 This paper presents potentials and challenges of programmable packet-optical nodes encompassing coherent pluggable modules, applied in the context of optical metro networks. Two innovative applications of P4-based data plane programmability are then presented. The first targets the monitoring and processing of optical telemetry data/metadata directly in
Broad dissemination is part of a wider valorisation strategy for the B5G-OPEN results. B5G-OPEN is present at the Italian Internet Festival
Workshop Description Multi-band (MB) expands the available capacity of optical fibres beyond traditional C and/or C+L bands by enabling transmission within S, E, and O bands – translating into a potential 10x capacity increase. MB networking raises challenges from both system and network perspectives. From the point of view of the former, MB networks require new key components, such as optical amplifiers, transceivers, and possibly MB reconfigurable add/drop multiplexers (MB
“LPsec: A Fast and Secure Cryptographic System for Optical Connections,” by Iqbal, L. Velasco, N. Costa, A. Napoli, J. Pedro, and M. Ruiz, IEEE/OPTICA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN), 2022. We propose Light Path SECurity (LPsec), a secure cryptographic solution for optical connections that involves fast data encryption using stream ciphers and key exchange using Diffie-Hellman (DH) protocol through the optical channel.
“Deep Learning -based Real-Time Analysis of Lightpath Optical Constellations [Invited],” by Ruiz, D. Sequeira, and L. Velasco, IEEE/OPTICA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN), vol. 14, pp. C70-C81, 2022. In-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) constellation analysis enables deep understanding of the characteristics of lightpaths. We present methods based on deep learning. https://opg.optica.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?uri=jocn-14-6-C70
“On the Benefits of Point-to-Multipoint Coherent Optics for Multilayer Capacity Planning in Ring Networks with Varying Traffic Profiles” by P. Pavon-Marino, N. Skorin-kapov, M. V. Bueno-Delgado, J. Back, and A. Napoli Abstract: Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) coherent optics using Digital Subcarrier Multiplexing (DSCM) have recently been proposed as a promising new technology to reduce the cost and complexity of optical transport networks,particularly those in metro aggregation scenarios with Hub-and-Spoke (H&S) traffic patterns
“SDN-enabled Multi-band S-BVT within Disaggregated Optical Networks”, by L. Nadal, M. Svaluto Moreolo, J. M. Fàbrega, F. J. Vílchez. Abstract: A novel open SDN-enabled multi-band S-BVT based on multi-carrier modulation and direct detection receiver configuration is experimentally validated over up to 50.47 km of SSMF, enabling C-, L- and S-band transmission in disaggregated optical metro networks.
Oscar Gonzales de Dios, B5G-OPEN Coordinator, presenting at ICT-52 Workshop on 6G
“QoT-Driven Optical Control and Data Plane in Multi-Vendor Disaggregated Networks” by G.Borraccini, S. Straullu, A. Giorgetti, R. D’Ingillo, D. Scano, A. D’Amico, E. Virgillito, A. Nespola, N. Sambo, F. Cugini, V. Curri Abstract: A novel disaggregated network architecture with independent PCE and optical control based on GNPy is proposed and experimentally validated over a network including two independent OLSs for total 1400 km, ROADM whiteboxes and pluggable transceivers.
“Applications of P4-based Network Programmability in Optical Networks” by F. Cugini, D. Scano, A. Giorgetti, A. Sgambelluri, F. Paolucci, J.J. Vegas Olmos, P. Castoldi Abstract: This paper presents potentials and challenges of disaggregated metro-edge networking based on open packet-optical nodes encompassing coherent pluggable modules, SONiC open operating system, and P4-based packet switching programmability.
“Evaluation of Deep Reinforcement Learning for Restoration in Optical Networks” By C. Hern´andez-Chulde, R. Casellas, R. Mart´ınez, R. Vilalta, R. Munoz – CTTC. Abstract: A deep reinforcement learning-based agent is presented to perform autonomous lightpath restoration upon a link failure event. The agent is evaluated against other heuristic algorithms under different trafﬁc load and failure duration scenarios.
“An SDN control plane for multiband networks exploiting a PLI-aware routing engine” by Ramon Casellas, Evangelos Kosmatos, Andrew Lord, Chris Matrakidis, Ricardo Martínez, Dimitris Uzunidis, Ricard Vilalta, Alexandros Stavdas, Raül Muñoz – CTTC, OpenLightComm Europe, British Telecom. Abstract: We report the design of a TAPI SDN control plane for multi-band networks with externalized PLI-aware RMSA. We detail the architecture, data model extensions, algorithms and the implementation and validation in an
B5G-OPEN officially started on Nov 1st 2021