|Architecture of optical transport networks
|ITU TELECOMMUNICATION STANDARDIZATION SECTOR COORDINATES STANDARDS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ITU-T)
Recommendation ITU-T G.872 describes the functional architecture of optical transport networks (OTNs) using the modelling methodology described in Recommendations ITU-T G.800, ITU-T G.805 and ITU-T G.807. The OTN functionality is described from a network level viewpoint, taking into account, the characteristic information of clients of OTN, client/server layer associations, networking topology, layer network functionality and optical media network structure, which provide multiplexing, routing and supervision of digital clients. The media portion of the network is described in terms of media constructs, media elements and optical signal maintenance entities.