The Role of Optical Transport Networks in 6G and Beyond: A Vision and Call to Action – JSAN
The work presented in this paper outlines the role of Optical Transport Networks (OTNs) in future networking generations. Furthermore, key emerging OTN technologies are discussed. Additionally, the role intelligence will play in the Management and Orchestration (MANO) of next-generation OTNs is discussed. Moreover, a set of challenges and opportunities for innovation to guide the development of future OTNs is considered.