@techreport{TD:100610,
	att_abstract={{While dense wavelength division multiplexing equipment has been deployed in networks of major telecommunications carriers for over a decade, the capabilities of its networking and associated network control and management have not caught up to those of digital cross-connect systems and packet-switched counterparts in higher layer networks. We shed light on this situation by examining the current structure of the optical layer, its relationship to other network technology layers, and current network management and control implementations. We provide additional insight by explaining how a combination of business and technical perspectives has driven evolution of the optical layer. We conclude by exploring activities to close this gap in the future.}},
	att_authors={rd2518, jy1348},
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	att_copyright={{IEEE}},
	att_copyright_notice={{This version of the work is reprinted here with permission of IEEE for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the IEEE. {{, Volume TBD}}{{, Issue TBD}}{{, 2012-05-01}}
}},
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	att_tags={Network Control,  Network Management,  Network Layers,  Optical Layer,  network layers optical layer},
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	att_techdoc_key={TD:100610},
	att_url={http://web1.research.att.com:81/techdocs_downloads/TD:100610_DS1_2012-03-18T02:24:15.935Z.pdf},
	author={Robert Doverspike and Jennifer Yates},
	institution={{Proceedings of the IEEE}},
	month={May},
	title={{Optical Network Management and Control}},
	year=2012,
}