Photon Netw Commun (2015) 30:1–3 DOI 10.1007/s11107-015-0530-2 EDITORIAL Special issue on energy-efﬁcient optical networks 1 2 3 Paolo Monti · Annalisa Morea · Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas · Vinod M. Vokkarane Published online: 15 July 2015 © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015 Communication networks continue to experience an increase both in the core (e.g., optical cloud) and in the access (e.g., in trafﬁc volumes, number of connected devices, and users. ﬁxed mobile convergence) to enable a new generation of For this reason, the energy consumption due to the com- network services where end-to-end energy optimization is munication infrastructure became an important parameter to crucial. All these efforts are the proof of a still ﬂourish- be carefully considered and optimized during both network ing research area looking for cutting-edge solutions toward design and live operations. In this paradigm, optical transmis- energy efﬁciency in optical networks. sion technologies offer the possibility to signiﬁcantly lower This special issue solicited submissions of original works the overall energy consumption level of communication net- and survey papers on all topics related to recent advances works. For this reason, there is a growing interest on how in the ﬁeld of energy-efﬁcient optical networks. The spe- to take
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