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Valuing flexibility in the migration to flexible-grid networks

Mathieu Tahon (UGent) , Sofie Verbrugge (UGent) , Didier Colle (UGent) , Mario Pickavet (UGent) , Piet Demeester (UGent) , P Wright and A Lord
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Increasing network demand is expected to put pressure on the available capacity in core networks. Flexible optical networking can now be installed to increase network capacity in light of future traffic demands. However, this technology is still in its infancy and might lack the full functionality that may appear within a few years. When replacing core network equipment, it is therefore important to make the right investment decision between upgrading toward flexible-grid or fixed-grid equipment. This paper researches various installation options using a techno-economic analysis, extended with real option insights, showing the impact of uncertainty and flexibility on the investment decision. By valuing the different options, a correct investment decision can be made.
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Real option analysis, Flexible-grid, Techno-economics, IBCN

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Tahon, Mathieu et al. “Valuing Flexibility in the Migration to Flexible-grid Networks.” JOURNAL OF OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING 5.10 (2013): A184–A191. Print.
APA
Tahon, M., Verbrugge, S., Colle, D., Pickavet, M., Demeester, P., Wright, P., & Lord, A. (2013). Valuing flexibility in the migration to flexible-grid networks. JOURNAL OF OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING, 5(10), A184–A191.
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Tahon, Mathieu, Sofie Verbrugge, Didier Colle, Mario Pickavet, Piet Demeester, P Wright, and A Lord. 2013. “Valuing Flexibility in the Migration to Flexible-grid Networks.” Journal of Optical Communications and Networking 5 (10): A184–A191.
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Tahon, Mathieu, Sofie Verbrugge, Didier Colle, Mario Pickavet, Piet Demeester, P Wright, and A Lord. 2013. “Valuing Flexibility in the Migration to Flexible-grid Networks.” Journal of Optical Communications and Networking 5 (10): A184–A191.
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Tahon M, Verbrugge S, Colle D, Pickavet M, Demeester P, Wright P, et al. Valuing flexibility in the migration to flexible-grid networks. JOURNAL OF OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING. 2013;5(10):A184–A191.
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M. Tahon et al., “Valuing flexibility in the migration to flexible-grid networks,” JOURNAL OF OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING, vol. 5, no. 10, pp. A184–A191, 2013.
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  abstract     = {Increasing network demand is expected to put pressure on the available capacity in core networks. Flexible optical networking can now be installed to increase network capacity in light of future traffic demands. However, this technology is still in its infancy and might lack the full functionality that may appear within a few years. When replacing core network equipment, it is therefore important to make the right investment decision between upgrading toward flexible-grid or fixed-grid equipment. This paper researches various installation options using a techno-economic analysis, extended with real option insights, showing the impact of uncertainty and flexibility on the investment decision. By valuing the different options, a correct investment decision can be made.},
  author       = {Tahon, Mathieu and Verbrugge, Sofie and Colle, Didier and Pickavet, Mario and Demeester, Piet and Wright, P and Lord, A},
  issn         = {1943-0620},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING},
  keywords     = {Real option analysis,Flexible-grid,Techno-economics,IBCN},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {A184--A191},
  title        = {Valuing flexibility in the migration to flexible-grid networks},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.5.00A184},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2013},
}

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