A Methodology for Physical Interconnection Decisions of Next Generation Transport Networks
The physical interconnection for optical transport networks has critical relevance in the overall network performance and deployment costs. As telecommunication services and technologies evolve, the provisioning of higher capacity and reliability levels is becoming essential for the proper development of Next Generation Networks. Currently, there is a lack of specific procedures that describe the basic guidelines to design such networks better than "Best possible performance for the lowest investment". Therefore, the research from different points of view will allow a broader space of possibilities when designing the physical network interconnection.