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Optical Communication Networks Optimization

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In recent years, we have been observing fast social and economic development, rapidly changing industry, and continuously growing demand for bandwidth. This development raises new challenging optimization problems for the optical communication networks. These problems are often very complex not only due to the optical network configurations, but also due to their enormous traffic and operation al complexity. The whole networking industry is being disrupted and bandwidth availability is worsening by the rapid deployment and continuing adoption of 5G and IoT, the use of which involves tens of billions of end-users (humans-to-machines, and machine-to-machines), interconnecting with each other and driving increased consumer and business interactions. There is an upsurge in communication networks demand, driven by millions of end-to-end user devices, and recently by premium/basic/utility ultra-mobile users who want the ability to access services like the cloud network to consume high-definition contents, videos, and applications when and where they so choose. Today’s networks were evidently not designed to accommodate or adjust to these unanticipated growing and unpredictable demands. To address these challenges, networks must be adaptive to enable service providers and operators to optimize their existing communication network infrastructures while incorporating new technologies and ways of working. Several studies and trials around the open software, platforms, and systems, the use of open APIs, AI, multi-vendor management, streaming network telemetry for a real-time data collection, analytics, and service automation have been critical in helping service providers and operators understand what is needed to evolve and optimize networks. There is a need for an effective optimization solution method to improve the OAM&P of the optical communication networks. During this talk, the speaker will conduct a live and real-time connection to the Ciena Optophotonics Lab at Algonquin College (Ottawa Canada) to demonstrate how these optical communication networks work and how they can be adaptive and optimized. Speaker(s): , Prof. Wahab Almuhtadi Room: VIC 302, Bldg: Victoria Building, Toronto Metropolitan University (285 Victoria St, Toronto), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ON M5B 1W1