Both the variety of communication devices and their options in connecting to the Internet are continuously increasing due to the advances in numerous attractive network applications. These trends make designing the network much more complex. Legacy network design only had to consider predefined applications using common end-point devices such as plain old telephone system. On the other hand, the current and future network, especially in the access part, is expected to be universal so as to cover not only residential users, but also mobile users, and the huge number Internet of Things devices for the sake of cost efficiency. The key issue is the difficulty of designing a complex network that is also extremely energy efficient, particularly the future access system. Although many studies have attempted to improve the bandwidth utilization or energy efficiency in multiple-wavelength systems, little is known about how it will be impacted by the divergence among these multiple concrete services. In order to solve this energy issue, we propose a service multiplexing method with a profile-based network architecture, where each device declares its traffic profile. Our concept provides the feasible and practical control of complex network. It differs markedly from the methods that control the traffic at the packet or session level as it is easy to apply in actual networks.
- energy conservation
- optical fiber networks