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How does traffic grooming for optical networks work?

Wondering how traffic grooming for optical networks works? Learn the ins and outs from our expert, Ivan Pepelnjak.

How does traffic grooming for optical networks work?

Although the research into all-optical traffic grooming technologies has already started, there's no production gear available on the market. All the traffic grooming for optical networks (WDM networks) today is performed with electrical circuitry (just like SONET/SDH traffic grooming).

This was first published in March 2010
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