Networking

A 'Hands-Free' Approach to Optical Networking Enabling Zero-Touch Photonics

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Executive Summary

As demand for high-bandwidth services continues to climb, network operators are faced with a daunting challenge: they need to grow their networks while at the same time bringing costs down to stay viable and competitive. The Alcatel-Lucent innovation of zero-touch photonics simplifies the way optical Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM) networks are managed, adding the flexibility, control and automation typical of a digital network in the optical domain without compromising on capacity and cost-efficiency. By implementing zero-touch photonics operators can expect time, cost and resource savings, allowing them to focus their efforts and investments on growing their business.

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