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The role of SDN and NFV for flexible optical networks: current status, challenges and opportunities

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The role of SDN and NFV for flexible optical networks : current status, challenges and opportunities. / King, Daniel; Farrel, Adrian; Georgalas, Nektarios.

2015 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). ed. / Marek Jaworski; Marian Marciniak. IEEE, 2015. p. 1-6.

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King, D, Farrel, A & Georgalas, N 2015, The role of SDN and NFV for flexible optical networks: current status, challenges and opportunities. in M Jaworski & M Marciniak (eds), 2015 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). IEEE, pp. 1-6, Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2015 17th International Conference on, Budapest, United Kingdom, 5/07/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2015.7193447

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King, D., Farrel, A., & Georgalas, N. (2015). The role of SDN and NFV for flexible optical networks: current status, challenges and opportunities. In M. Jaworski, & M. Marciniak (Eds.), 2015 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) (pp. 1-6). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2015.7193447

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King D, Farrel A, Georgalas N. The role of SDN and NFV for flexible optical networks: current status, challenges and opportunities. In Jaworski M, Marciniak M, editors, 2015 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). IEEE. 2015. p. 1-6 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2015.7193447

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King, Daniel ; Farrel, Adrian ; Georgalas, Nektarios. / The role of SDN and NFV for flexible optical networks : current status, challenges and opportunities. 2015 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). editor / Marek Jaworski ; Marian Marciniak. IEEE, 2015. pp. 1-6

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