Control plane technology is the next critical step in the evolution of optical networks. By enabling electronic devices in the network to quickly and easily exchange information, control plane technology simplifies operations and enables near real-time provisioning of communications links. Vishnu Shukla, principal member of the technology staff at Verizon, explains how control plane capabilities reduce the complexity and increase the accuracy of provisioning new circuits to deliver next-generation services such as bandwidth-on-demand.
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